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Margaret Reade Mackerel
February 20, 1873–July 13, 1920
ONSLOW. July 20.
The funeral of Margaret Mackerel, of Onslow, was held at the Presbyterian church last Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. H. F. Pickering, and burial was had at North Madison cemetery.
Mrs. Mackerel was a daughter of W. H. Reade and Margaret M. Reade. She was born February 20, 1873, in Clay township near Onslow, and died on the 13th inst. at the home of her parents in Onslow.
She was united in marriage to W. A. Mackerel May 9, 1897. To this union was born one daughter, Wilma, now a resident of Rapid City, South Dakota.
Mrs. Mackerel was the fourth of a family of eight children, all of whom survive her except one sister, who died in infancy. The survivors are as follows: Henry Reade of Onslow; Mrs. W. D. Livingston of Marshalltown; Mrs. Esther McDonald of Center Junction; Mrs. Lillie V. Roberts of Olin; Mrs. Ella Curtright of Rockwell City, and Mrs. Lula B. Neelans of Ruthton, Minnesota. She is also survived by her parents.
Mrs. Mackerel had been in ill health during the past twelve years, but was always a patient and uncomplaining sufferer. During the major portion of this time she had lived at the home of her parents in Onslow, where all that loving hands could do was done to help her and make her life life easier. She united with the Presbyterian church of Onslow, February 21 1895.
The family desires to extent thanks to all who remembered them by their sympathies and services, and sending flowers at the time of the funeral. Dave and Lizzie Russell and Allie Feihan, of Anamosa, Dr. Stoffel and wife and Hoy Colley and wife, of Wyoming, were in attendance at the funeral of Mrs Mackrill. Mrs. Ella Curtright, Mr. and Mrs. Wil Livingstone, Mrs. Lou Neelan and Mrs Esther McDonald were all here to attend the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Mackrill.

Submitted by: Gene Steyne
Source: Monticello Express, Monticello, Iowa, 22 Jul 1920

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