Obituary for Ellen Eliza Knight Griffiths

Mrs W. P. Griffiths is very sick at their home north west of town with but little hope for her recovery. Three sons Pairs [Paris], Delbert and Walter Griffiths and two daughters Mesdames Esther Kirby and Sadie McFarland all of Oakland [Pottawattamie County] came down Monday evening to see her.

Source: Malvern Leader [Mills County, Iowa newspaper] 13 May 1909

 

DOINGS OF THE DEATH ANGEL

Mrs. W. P. Griffiths

Mrs. W. P. Griffiths died May 12 of tuberculosis at her home near Emerson. The remains were sent to Galesburg, Ill., for burial.1 Her maiden name was Ellen Knight and she was born Oct. 16, 1851, in Brown county, Ill. She is survived by a husband, four sons and seven daughters.

Source: Mills County Tribune, 21 May 1909

Footnotes

  1. Note: The remains were sent to Galesburg but then were obviously sent on to Brown County, Illinois where she was buried