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Mary Ann Tubbs Bugh
March 3, 1832–October 3, 1910
Death of Mrs. Bugh, the Widow of
the Late Alexander Bugh,
Died at the Home of Her Daughter
Mrs. Delano Sanford

For some months past Mrs. Bugh has been confined to her bed with a severe illness and although everything was done that medical skill and loving care could suggest, she was slowly failing in strength and so quickly succumbed to the sudden attack of pneumonia, which was the immediate cause of death.
Mrs. Bugh was born in Broome County, New York, March 3, 1832. She was the daughter of Timothy R. and Ann Tubbs. When a child she moved with her parents to McKean County, Penn. where on Dec 1, 1848 she was united in marriage to Levi Wells who died Dec 21, 1868.
To this union there were born five children, James B. who died at the age of 33; L. L. of Anamosa; Charles of Rhodes, Iowa; Mrs. Anna Calkins of Wyoming and Mrs. Delano Sanford of Scotch Grove.
In 1853 with her husband and two oldest children she came to Scott County, Iowa and the following year moved to Jones County, where she has resided since.
On April 21, 1873, she was married to Alexander Bugh, who departed this life May 21, 1909. Their earthly bodies lie side by side in Madison Village cemetery where interment was made.
Besides those already mentioned she leaves to mourn her loss two sisters and one brother and a number of Grandchildren.
Mrs. Bugh was a woman of deep religious feeling and principles.
Reared in the Presbyterian Church, she later in life joined the Methodist Church always being a consistent and true follower of Christ. She had a very beautiful and attractive character and in all relations of life, revealed a kind and affectionate nature. She was a beautiful wife, a fond mother and a true friend.
The services were conducted at the home by her pastor, Rev. Brough and the choir sang beautiful and appropriate hymns. Rev. Brough spoke of eternal truths on which the Christian bases his hope 2 Cor. 5:1. These truths were precious to Mrs. Bugh in life and were her comfort and stay during her last hours. As the evening of life drew to its close, the heavenly realities occupied all her thoughts and she long to "depart and be with Christ which is far better."
In the early morning the angel messengers bore her upon their pinions to the land of rest and peace, there to be forever with the Lord.

Submitted by: Dawn Townsend

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