Clark County Clipper, May 3, 1928

(Almeda Corbin-Mitchell-Taylor)

Almeda Corbin was born at Rock Island, Illinois, February 5, 1855, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Viola Spurgeon, April 21, 1928, aged 73 years, 2 months and 16 days.

When two years old she moved with her parents to Harrison county, Mo.  At the age of seventeen she was married to Joseph R. Mitchell.  To this union were born three children; Gracie, Arthur and Jacob.  Arthur died in infancy, Mr. Mitchell in 1880, and Jacob in 1926.

On January 8, 1882, she was married at Ridgeway, Mo., to Nelson Taylor, moving to Kansas in 1883, and on to No-Mans-Land in 1890, where she resided until her death.

To this union were born three children; Oliver N., James R., and Viola, all of whom are living, Mr. Taylor having preceded her in death in 1911.

When fourteen years of age, she became a member of the Methodist church living a true and constant Christian life till the angel of death called her home.

She leaves to mourn her departure one brother, John C. Corbin, and one sister, Mrs. Harry Haight, both of Galena, Oklahoma; four children, Mrs. Gracie Osborn, of Pineland, Texas; Oliver N. Taylor of Gate, Oklahoma; James R. Taylor and Mrs. Viola Spurgeon of Nye, Kansas; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Also a host of friends.

A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled,
God, in his wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love has given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven.

Funeral services were conducted at the Gate Methodist church by Rev. C. J. Kirk.  Interment was made at the Gate cemetery.

Card of Thank

We take this means of thanking our many friends for their kind help during the illness and death of our beloved mother and sister.

Mrs. Gracie Osborn.
Oliver N., Taylor.
James R. Taylor.
Mrs. Viola Spurgeon.
John C. Corbin.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 31, 2005.


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