EFFIE POND ROACH|
Petersburg Observer, 1933
Mrs. Effie K. Roach Dead - Death Occurred Sunday at Home of Sister; Funeral Held Tuesday. Mrs. Effie K. Pond was born January 24, 1859, near Concord, Morgan county, Illinois and died April 23, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Arthur Montgomery, aged 74 years and 3 months. She came to Menard county with her parents in 1869 and settled about one and one half miles west of Greenview. In 1880 she moved with her parents to the Irish Grove home. She united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at a very early age and remained a faithful member of the church as well as an active member up until the time of her death. She was married October 1897 to J. H. Roach, who preceded in death 19 years ago. She moved to Greenview in 1919. She was a member of a family of eight children, one sister, Della O. died in infancy, and one brother, Byron S., who died about 2 years ago. She leaves to mourn her passing Mrs. Arthur Montgomery of near Middletown, T. S. Pond and U. A. Pond, both of Greenview, Wm. M. Pond of Selma, Calif., and Mrs. Thomas DuPron of Greenview, besides a number of nieces and nephews and a great many friends both at Greenview and Irish Grove. The funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock April 25, at the Presbyterian Church of Greenview with Rev. Ernest C. Parish officiating, assisted by Rev. Wm. VanZile of Irish Grove. Interment was in the Irish Grove cemetery.