Emma J. E. (1845 - 1927)
Surnames: Vanairsdale, Maddux, Varney
----Sources: : Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/08/1927
VanAirsdale, Emma J. E. (21 SEP 1845 - 27 AUG 1927)
Emma Jane Elizabeth Maddux, mother of the late Mrs. Nettie Varney, was born in Marseilles, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1845, and died at Saxeville, Wis., Aug. 27, 1927. In 1850 she came by boat across Lakes Erie and Michigan and by wagon to Ripon where her people lived until 1853 when they moved to Weyauwega, where she resided until May 14, 1865 when she was united in marriage to Garrett VanAirsdale at Saxeville, Wis.
To this union were born six children, Frank, Nettie, Carrie, Belle, George, Effie and Garfield. George and Effie died in infancy. Mrs. Nettie Varney died Jan. 8, 1926, the rest were present to mourn the loss of a loyal mother. Her husband departed this life Jan. 3, 1909. One grandson, Everett Varney, eid in France. All the years of her married life were spent on the home farm at Saxeville, Wis., except short intervals with her children.
The surviving are Frank of Saxeville, Belle of Marshfield, Garfield of Berwyn, Ill., a son-in-law, Chas. Varney of Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, nephews and nieces. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Saxeville Cemetery, which is located on the home farm, such that even in death she still remains on the place where her long life was spent.
Those from Greenwood who attended the funeral on Monday, Aug. 29, were Chas. Varney and daughters Irene and Mrs. George Einfeldt, and daughter Margaret. There was a profusion of beautiful flowers and a large concourse of relatives and friends.
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