Saturday, June 6, 2015

Ida Mae (Riggin) Muir Obituary

I found this clipping of Ida Mae (Riggin) Muir's obituary among my Dad's genealogy files. It must have come from this mother, Alice, who was Ida Mae's daughter.

Death of Mrs. Robt Muir, Troy Weekly Call, 6 Aug 1909;
personal collection

Death of Mrs. Robt. Muir

Mrs. Robert Muir, nee Ida Riggin, died at the home of her mother, Mrs. William Collins, in Troy, Tuesday morning at 3:30 o'clock after an illness of six months. Mrs. Muir contracted a severe case of the grippe in March which later developed into tuberculosis, causing her death on the day above mentioned. She was well known here having kept house for her brothers the Messrs. Riggins for about four years. If she would have lived until Sunday she would have reached the age of thirty years. She was married in 1902 and of this union were born two children, Henry aged six years and Alice aged three who with the father survive her. Mr. and Mrs. Muir resided here for about a year after their marriage, then locating in Missouri where they remained for about two years and then to O'Fallon, where they have since resided. About three weeks previous to her death, she expressed a wish to be taken to her mother's home in Troy, and the journey was immediately made. She was a devoted wife and daughter, a kind and loving mother, and a dear friend to all and the sympathy of this community is with the bereft family family in their affliction. Deceased leaves besides her mother, husband and children, five brothers, Orlando Riggin of Chicago, T. A. and Lawrence W. Riggin of this city; H. W. Riggin of Wichita, Kans.; and J. A. Riggin of Oakland, Cal., who were all at her bedside on Sunday before the end came. Many friends mourn her demise, as she was a woman that was loved by all and with whom she came in contact with. The funeral which was largely attended took place from the residence of her mother Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, the remains being laid to rest in the Troy Cemetery. The floral offerings were man and beautiful showing the high esteem in which this young woman was held.

Troy Weekly Call, 6 August 1909

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