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Margaret Alice Messingham Gordon
November 18, 1853 – December 5, 1921
Margaret Alice Messingham was I born November 18, 1853, in Wheeling, Virginia, and came with her parents to Iowa when seven years of age. The family settled on a farm near Olin, and here the deceased grew to womanhood.
She was married to George W. Gordon September 16, 1877. To their union three children were born John, Mrs. Ada Rorah and Mrs Etta Tallman who passed on to the spirit land 3 years ago last June.
With the exception of four years spent in Buchannan county, Iowa, and four years in Nebraska during their early married life, she has lived in this vicinity. On their return from Nebraska they took their residence on the home farm west of Olin where they continued to reside until six years ago, when they moved to Olin.
She was united with the Christian church about twenty-five years ago, and in her gentle way has lived the life of a devoted christian ever since.
She became a member of the Ladies' Aid Society of the U B church when services were suspended in her own, and greatly endeaied herself to the society by her unselfish devotion to its interests.
Indeed she was a good woman and loved by all.
She began failing in health about two weeks ago, and though all felt anxious at times occassional rallies helped us to hope until a few hours before the end came. Every human effort possible was held against the approach of death but of no avaiI, and on Monday, December 5th, 1921. at 12.30, her spirit broke through the tenament of clay and she was home
She leaves beside her immediate family, five grandchildren, two sisters and three brothers, and a host of near relatives and friends who will share with the husband and children in their sorrow.
The funeral services were held in the Christian church yesterday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. C. C. Dillavou, and the body was laid to rest in the Olin cemetery.

Submitted by: Richard Harrison
Source: Olin Recorder, Olin, Iowa, 8 December 1921
Photo: Marsha Wright

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