Melissa Deabria DAVIS
Anna Eliza MERRILL


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Anna Eliza MERRILL 1

  • Born: 25 May 1860, Rocheport, Boone Co, MO 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Thomas Jefferson SHAMBLEN on 25 Jan 1877 in Fountain Green, Hancock Co, Illinois
  • Died: 20 Sep 1924, Near Tabor, Fremont Co, IA at age 64 2 3
  • Buried: 22 Sep 1924, Malvern Cem, Silver Creek Twp, Mills Co, IA 3 4

bullet  General Notes:

1860 MO CENSUS, Boone Co, Rocheport town, June 6; child not named, 4/365, b. MO, father b. OH, mother b. IN. She was living with her parents, John & "Milissa" Merrill, and siblings.

OBIT: Mills County Tribune, Monday, September 29, 1924 - Mrs. Thomas Shamblen - Neighbors as well as members of her family mourn the passing of Mrs. Thomas Shamblen, one of the beloved pioneer women of both Mills and Fremont counties.
For above 47 years Mr. and Mrs. Shamblen have lived in Mills and Fremont counties. They were hard working and true neighbors wherever was their home. Mrs. Shamblen while physically able delighted to serve her friends, family and neighbors. In early life she united with the Church of Christ and retained her membership throughout her life. Hers was a life of unselfish devotion to her family.
Ann E. Merrill was born near St. Louis, Mo., May 25, 1860, and died at the family home three miles south of Tabor, September 20, 1924, aged 64 years and four months. She was married January 25, 1877, at Fountain Grove, Ill., to Thomas Shamblen and with him has lived for forty-seven years in Mills and Fremont counties.
To them were born eight sons and five daughters; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Hummel and Mrs. May Riffle, having preceded the mother to the better world. Besides the children and the aged husband there are left to mourn, two sisters, two brothers and thirty-one grandchildren. The sons are Roy W., George A., and John F., all of California, Charles D. of North Dakota, Earl L. of Imogene, Merrill L. of Lincoln, Harry W. and Lester L. of Tabor. The daughters are Mrs. Velma Funder of California, Mrs. Nellie J. Peterson of Strahan and Mrs. Annie E. Gaylord of Tabor.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Tabor Church of Christ, conducted by Rev. G. R. Coleson. Burial was in the Malvern cemetery. Pall bearers were Mrs. Shamblen's sons, Fred, Roy, Earl, Merrill, Harry and Lester. Flower bearers were Miss Alpha Gaylord and Mrs. Harold Peterson. Music was furnished by a quartet consisting of Mrs. G. R. Colson and Misses Lucy and Edna Cannon and Julia Grosse.

MILLS CO, IA CEMETERIES: states Anna was b. Rocheport, Boone Co, MO and d. Malvern, Mills Co, IA.

FIND A GRAVE - Malvern Cem, Malvern, Mills Co, IA
Charley O.
Sept 30, 1886
Dec 12, 1936
Annie E.
May 25, 1860
Sep 20, 1924
Thomas J.
Sep 6, 1852
Oct 18, 1930


Anna married Thomas Jefferson SHAMBLEN, son of Frederick SHAMBLEN and Aseneth "Sena" WICKHAM, on 25 Jan 1877 in Fountain Green, Hancock Co, Illinois. (Thomas Jefferson SHAMBLEN was born on 6 Sep 1852 in Berne, Monroe Co, OH,3 4 died on 18 Oct 1930 in Malvern, Mills Co, IA 3 4 and was buried on 20 Oct 1930 in Malvern Cem, Silver Creek Twp, Mills Co, IA 3 5.)



1 History of Mills Co, IA - 1985 (1985).

2 Obituary of Ann E. Merrill Shamblen.

3 Find A Grave.

4 Mills Co, IA Cemeteries.

5 Obituary of Thomas Jefferson Shamblen.

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