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Iowa Recorder
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Description: A Worthy and Highly Respected Lady...

Date: November 1 1905

Mrs. J.H. Bryant
A Worthy and Highly Respected Lady Called to Her Long Best
Many expressions of remorse and deep regret do we hear on all sides over the death of Mrs. J.H. Bryant, who passed from this life to the better world on Sunday, October 22nd, 1905, at her home east of Greene.
Mrs. Bryant had not been well for a long time, but was confined to her bed only about three weeks before the final summons came. About two weeks before her death she was taken to Rochester, Minn, for an operation, but after a thorough diagnosis of her case was made this last hope was abandoned and she returned home to await the end which must soon come, for the doctors had discovered an internal cancer in an advanced stage. This she did with a fortitude that was truly heroic, resignedly and patiently bowing to the will of Him, who doeth all things well. Every comfort and cheer a devoted and loving husband could bestow was provided and her last hours were as peaceful as anxious and willing hands would make them. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and a devout christian. Although far from well her pew was seldom vacant, and she was always anxious and ready to do whatever she could for the advancement of Christ's kingdom. The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church on Wednesday morning, Rev. Weinland, her pastor, conducting the services and the remains were laid to rest in Rose Hill cemetery. A choir composed of Mrs. C.H. Williams, Miss Carrie Trimble and Messrs. Lewis Ellis and Aaron Moss, with Miss Ethel Huckins as organist, rendered soft, sweet music for the occasion, and Messrs. J. Kahuds, S.A. Clark, D.H. Ellis, Wm. McDonald, Thos. Montgomery and Lewis Ellis acted as pall bearers. Margaret Anderson was born in Cootehill, county Cavan, Ireland, December 15th, 1851. She was married to J.H. Bryant in New York City, April 24th, 1882, and went to Minneapolis, where they made their home for a time. They then moved to Sioux county, where they lived until about six years ago, when they bought their farm home and have lived here ever since. Besides her grief stricken husband she leaves to mourn her irreparable loss two sisters and four brothers, Mrs. M.A. Canning, Mrs. A. Marsden, Jas. and William Anderson, all of Hendrum, Minn., Thos. Anderson of Minneapolis and John Anderson of Greene, the three former and the latter being present at the funeral.

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