Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

     The funeral notice below came from the Opal and Lester Saffell family papers, which are currently held in a private collection in Lubbock, Texas. The fragile newspaper clipping likely came from a Montgomery County, Iowa, newspaper (possibly the Red Oak Express). Information summarizing agricultural statistics for the years 1919 and 1920 is on the back of the clipping. Her memorial #82446278 under the name Elizabeth Ethel “Lizzie” Hamlin on Findagrave states she died on 19 April 1921. So the article was apparently printed in April 1921. (Some punctuation, capital letters in proper names, and other letters or words have been added for clarity and readability of the clipping. All-caps for surnames are used for emphasis.)

“Funeral Held at Elliott”

     The funeral of Miss Lizzie HAMLIN, whose death occurred Wednesday of last week at Winslow, Ariz., was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Christian Church in Elliott. The services were conducted by Rev. STONE of the Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. SUTTON of the Christian Church. Music was furnished by a mixed quartette.

     Ralph and Lee HAMLIN of Red Oak, Vinton and Merrill HAMLIN and Clark and Earl GODFREY of Elliott, nephews of the deceased, acted as pall bearers. The Rebekah Lodge had charge of the services at the grave. Burial was in the Elliott Cemetery.

     Among the relatives from a distance who were in Elliott to attend the funeral were

Mrs. Alta McCALL of Grant, Neb.;

Mrs. Nellie WATSON of Bookfield, Mo.;

and John HAMLIN of Yuma, Colo.

     Those from Red Oak who attended were

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. HAMLIN and sons,

Mr. and Mrs. O. K. OLSON,

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. OWENS,

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. UMPHREY,

Mr. and Mrs. F. Y. BARNES,

Dr. and Mrs. C. C. INGMAND,

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. HUMMEL,

Mrs. A. L. McKINLEY,

and Mrs. J. H. WATKINS.

     Another small newspaper notice, apparently published about the same time as the funeral notice for Lizzie HAMLIN, was also found in the Saffell family collection.

     “John HAMLIN of Elliott received word of the death of his sister, Mrs. Elmira HIATT, of Nabel (sic), Minn., whose death occurred on the same day as his daughter, Miss Lizzie HAMLIN, who passed away Wednesday of last week at Winslow, Ariz. Mrs. HIATT is an aunt of A. R. HAMLIN and Mrs. O. K. OLSON of Red Oak.”

     Nabel is apparently a misprint for the town of Mabel, Minnesota. Her memorial #49344625 on Findagrave gives her first name as Almira.


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