Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, October 13, l904
Entered into rest on September 28, l904, MARGARET EMILY, second daughter of LADISLAUS EDWARD and MARY (KNAPP) ZICHY, aged 22 years, 10 months and 7 days.
MARGARET was much beloved by a wide circle of friends and relatives, as well as the immediate family, for she was a girl of lovable character and possessed those qualities of true nobility and sweet womanliness which endeared her to all who knew her. She was an earnest, conscientious Christian, a faithful member of St. John's Espiscopal Church of this place, and as long as her health permitted, an interested worker in the church. She was enthusiastic and ambitious in her work as a teacher, having successfully taught several terms at the Tick Ridge School, where she was a favorite alike with pupils and parents. The ruling motive of her life and the one to which she owed much of her success, was to do well whatever she had to do, thus ennobling the simplest most trivial duty.
The loss sustained in the now thrice broken home circle will never be repaired, yet she is at rest, and even those who loved her best could not wish her here again to suffer. MARGARET spent the summer in the Ozark Mountains with her mother, believing she would be benifitted, but on the morning after her return home, she passed peacefully away. She leaves a mother and four sisters, MARIENNE, of Chicago; AURELIE, of this place; ELSIE, a student at Parsons College, Fairfield; and DOROTHY.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bowen, of Des Moines, at the Episcopal Church on Friday afternoon and were very impressive. A quartet composed of Miss Helen Arnold, Mrs. Ethel Culver, Prof. Lyon and R.C. Hoadley, furnished several appropriate songs. Miss Louise Flanagan presided at the organ. The floral offerings were especially beautiful and tributes of the warm affection and friendship felt for MARGARET. The body was laid to rest in the Garden Grove Cemetery beside the father and sister, ALICE, who had preceded her.
The tenderest sympathy of all is extended the sorrowing family in their sad bereavement.