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Sarah Griggs Jacoby
Aged 99, Dies Today
Mrs. Sarah Jacoby, 99 a resident of Newton, for the past year and one-half, died this morning at 5:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Turck, living 6 1/2 miles southeast of Newton. Death was due to complications of old age. Mrs. Jacoby had always enjoyed good health and was confined to her bed for only the past four weeks.
A short prayer service will be held at the Murdock Funeral Home Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock with funeral rites and burial to be held at Olin, Iowa that afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. Rites will be at the United Brethren Church.

To Iowa in 1878
Sarah Griggs, daughter of John and Lydia Goebel Griggs, was born September 13, 1810 in Marshall County, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Gideon Jacoby on June 9, 1863 at Plymouth, Indiana. They settled on a farm near there and in 1878 moved to Iowa and resided on a farm in Jones County. Mr. Jacoby who served during the last year in the Civil War died on June 24, 1889. His widow continued in residence on their farm home until 20 years ago when she moved to Bondurant to live with her daughter Mrs. Turck who moved to Newton about 18 months ago.

Red Cross Worker
Working actively in the United Brethren Church and W.C.T.U., Mrs. Jacoby also spent much of her time in piecing quilts which are now treasured gifts of her many friends and relatives. During the World War she took an active part in the Red Cross work in her community.
Eight of ten children survive together with 8 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Sons and daughter are; Mrs. Evelyn Simpson of Stanley, Iowa, Mrs. J. Rue, of Vinton, Iowa, Riley of Cedar Rapids,Iowa, Joseph of DeKalb, Missouri, Clarence of Vinton, Iowa, Mrs. Harry Turck of Newton.

Submitted by: Patricia Mienders Morehouse
Source: The Newton Daily News, Newton, Iowa, Saturday, November 11, 1939

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