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Electa Jane Day Main
August 13th, 1840–February 16, 1923
Electa Jane Day was born in Ohio, August 13th, 1840, and died near Anamosa, February 16th, 1923, at the ripe age of 82 years, 6 months and 3 days.
In the year 1848, she came with her parents to Iowa, and located in Linn county. On January 13th, 1858, she was united in marriage to Mr. Thos. S. Main. To this union were born thirteen children, twelve of whom are living: Mrs. Francis E. Lamb, of Anamosa; Mrs. Elsa Jane Smith, of Garwin; Mrs. Emeline Adel Brownell of Des Moines; David of the state of Washington; Mrs. Luella Olive Joslin of Anamosa; Samuel, who deceased at the age of seven years; William of Council Bluffs; Mrs. Etta McDaniel of Anamosa; John Oliver of Minnesota; James M. of Plankinton, South Dakota; Jacob, near the home place; Steward, at home; and Mrs. Odessa Pearl Angus, near Morley.
In the year 1875, she removed from Linn county and located in Jones county, on the farm where she spent the remainder of her life. Her husband deceased about 1890.
Her parents were devoted members of the Methodist Episcopal church and she was taught the religious principles of the early pioneer christian faith. She was a devoted mother and suffered the hardships of the early settlers in raising her large family. She was baptized by Rev. Mr. Bainbridge about two years ago and confessed her faith in her Saviour and that she was trusting Him to be her friend to the end of life's journey.
One sister, Mrs. D. Kelley, of Council Bluffs, and friends and neighbors who found her willing to help at a sacrifice in times of need, mourn her departure.
The funeral services were held in Forest Chapel on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. L. L. Lockard, of Anamosa, because of the illness of the pastor, Rev. Mr. Bainbridge. Interment was made in the cemetery adjacent.

Card of Thanks

We wish to gratefully acknowledge the many deeds of kindness of our neighbors and friends, during the illness and death of our beloved mother.
The Main Family

Submitted by: Ron Ketelsen
Transcribed by: Janet Brandt

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