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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Nellie Emma Pierce

Nellie was the sister of Alice Pierce Schwemm, first wife of Fred Schwemm.

Marble Rock Journal - May 11 1915

Nellie Emma Pierce, daughter of Chester and Helen Pierce, was born in Lake County, Ill., September 28, 1858, and moved to Marble Rock, Iowa in the spring of 1860. She was united in marriage to James Mallon in 1885, moving to Kansas and later to Medford, Oklahoma, where she continued to reside the greater part of her life. Mr. Mallon was killed in Kansas City on a train, and she was afterwards married to John Strider in Oklahoma.

She is said to be a member of the Disciples of Christ Church and it was her dying request that her funeral ceremony be conducted with the 23rd Psalm as a basis for consideration and comfort to mourning ones, as it had been a comfort to her while living.

The last part of her life was spent caring for her aged father who made his home with her.

Death came from cancer, Sunday, May 9th, at the age of 56 years, 8 months and 11 days. Relatives remaining to mourn her loss are her father, Chester Pierce, and numerous cousins residing hear here. The remains were brought to Marble Rock May 12 for funeral and interment was made in the East Side Cemetery. L.W. Inman officiating.

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