May E. MOSS 1
- Born: 17 Aug 1867, Near Oskaloosa, Mahaska Co, IA 1
- Marriage (1): Frank D. FRANCIS on 25 Dec 1889 in probably Mills Co, IA 1
- Marriage (2): Charles O. SHAMBLEN on 12 Nov 1911 in probably Mills Co, IA 1
- Died: 24 Oct 1924, Near Red Oak, Montgomery Co, IA at age 57 1
- Buried: 27 Oct 1924, East Liberty Cem, Glenwood, Mills Co, IA 1
PHOTO: from Iowa Cold Cases website, submitted by Nancy Bowers
1880 IA CENSUS, Mills Co, Malvern town: Mary E. Moss, 15, single, b. IA, parents b. PA. She was living with her parents, William & Elizabeth Moss, and siblings.
1900 IA CENSUS, Mills Co, Silver Creek Twp: Frank D. Francis, Dec 1867, 32, married 10 yrs, b. IA, father b. MI, mother's birthplace not listed, farming; wife May E., Aug 1867, 32, married 10 yrs, 2 children, 1 living, b. IA, birthplace of father unknown, mother b. PA; son Chester S., Nov 1890, 9, b. IA, parents b. IA.
1910 IA CENSUS, Mills Co, Silver Creek Twp: Mary E. Francis, 42, wd, 5 children, 4 living, b. IA, birthplace of father unknown, mother b. PA, housekeeper, housework; son Chester S., 19, b. IA; dau. Clara G., 9, b. IA; son Lavern H., 5, b. IA; dau. Ila, 2, b. CO. The parents of all children were b. IA.
OBIT: The Malvern Leader, October 30, 1924: Mrs. May E. Shamblen died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cleva Zaelke, near Red Oak, Friday morning, Oct. 24, 1924, at 2:20, at the age of 57 years, 2 months and 7 days. May E. Moss was born near Oskaloosa, Iowa, Aug. 17, 1867. She was united in marriage to Frank D. Francis, Dec. 25, 1889. To this union five children were born of whom four are living, one having died in infancy. In the year 1888 she united with the Christian church of Malvern which membership she retained until death. She was married Nov. 22, 1911 to Chas. Shamblen.
The surviving children are: Chester S. Francis, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Cleva Zaelke, Lavern H. and Ila Francis of Red Oak, Ia. Besides the children she leaves five sisters and one brother: Mrs. Emma Culver, Boulder, Colo.; Mrs. Ella Miller, Cavour, So. Dak.; Mrs. Lotta Fortner, Knoxville, Iowa; Mrs. Frona Huffaker, Loveland, Colo.; Mr. W. G. Moss, Huron, So. Dak.; and Mrs. Eva Adams, New Virginia, Iowa.
All the children were present except Chester. Two sisters were also present: Mrs. Lotta Fortner of Knoxville, Ia. and Mrs. Eva Adams of New Virginia, Ia. She was a long and patient sufferer of cancer of the lung, being bedfast since April 11, 1924. Funeral services were held at the Christian church in Malvern, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Ira E. Carney of Red Oak. This was preceded by a short service at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Cleva Zaelke, by Rev. H. S. Wilkinson of Red Oak. Interment was in the East Liberty cemetery.
May married Frank D. FRANCIS on 25 Dec 1889 in probably Mills Co, IA.1 (Frank D. FRANCIS was born in Dec 1867 in IA,2 died on 22 Aug 1908 in Mills Co, IA and was buried in East Liberty Cem, Glenwood, Mills Co, IA.)
May next married Charles O. SHAMBLEN, son of Thomas Jefferson SHAMBLEN and Anna Eliza MERRILL, on 12 Nov 1911 in probably Mills Co, IA.1 (Charles O. SHAMBLEN was born on 30 Sep 1886 in Tabor, Fremont Co, IA,3 4 died on 12 Dec 1936 in Malvern, Silver Creek Twp, Mills Co, IA 4 5 and was buried on 17 Dec 1936 in Malvern Cem, Silver Creek Twp, Mills Co, IA 4 6.)