~ Polly Acton Kizzire ~
Mrs. Polly Kizzire died at the residence of Geo. Burrell, on Sunday morning March 3, 1895, aged 104 years, 10 months and 22 days.
We give below a short sketch of the history of GRANDMA-as she was generally called-obtained from her different relatives.
Polly Acton, daughter of William Acton, was born in Tennessee, May 11, 1790. At the age of 22 she was married to William Kizzire; to this union there being three daughters born, all of whom have passed away. Mrs. Kizzire outlived her youngest child 27 years. From Tennessee they moved to Kentucky, from there to Indiana and lived there 7 years during which time Mr. Kizzire died, 1812. Then Grandma moved to Kentucky, back to Indiana, from there to Mercer County, Missouri, then to Decatur, Iowa, from here to Cowley County, Kansas, then to Camden County, Missouri, and then to Decatur County, Iowa, where she resided until death.
Grandma Kizzire has been a devoted Christian during many years of the close of her life and was a true member of the Baptist Church. She has a great many relatives verified by the fact that Sam, son of W.C. Hamilton, who is fourteen years of age, is the oldest of the 5th generation.
Many tell us of the pleasure found in her company and of the pioneer life recited by her which created much excitement and pleasure. It was her habit to fondle children of the 4th and 5th generation on her knee and relate to them stories of bygone days before the oldest of us were yet born.
Grandma can count her friends by the score and all who know her counted her as a friend. The funeral services were held at the Holden School House by Reverend Edwards, and interment made at the Hamilton Grave Yard near Pleasanton.
-DAVIS CITY RUSTLER
March 14, 1895