Mrs. Ellen Strachan, 94, Polo, Dies, Rites Will Be Held Sunday

Polo: - Mrs. Ellen Strachan, 94, 201 N. Congress St., died about 6;30 p.m. at her home in Polo. The body was removed to the McNabb Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral services will be conducted in the funeral home Sunday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Ira Wilson, pastor of the Emmanuel Evangelical United Brethren Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Winslow cemetery at Belle Plain, Iowa.

Mrs. Strachan was born Aug. 5, 1856 in Powshick County, Iowa, the daughter of Simeon and Missouri Robertson. She was married to Robert Strachan on Nov. 19, 1884 in Marengo, Iowa.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Anna DeNune, Chelsea, Iowa; Mrs. Pearl Yount, Dixon; Mrs. Naomi Coats and Mrs. Mary Strachan, both of Polo; five sons, Harold, Polo; Dewey, Belle Plain, Iowa; Robert, Manasus, Va.; Leonard, Skokie; Earl, Green Bay, Wis.; 13 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren and one brother William Robertson, Belle Plain, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her husband and three sons.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Aug. 12, 1960, pg. 6, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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