Adelia M. Strattan
ONE OF MOUNT VERNON’S BEST WOMEN IS DEAD
Mrs. Adelia M. Strattan, Widow of B. C. Strattan, Died at 7:20 Last Night,
at age of Almost 84 Years
Mrs. Adelia M. Strattan, widow of Ben C. Strattan, died at 7:20 last night
at the family home, 513 south Sixth street. Mrs. Strattan had been confined
to her bed only since last Friday, and her death was largely due to the
infirmaties of age.
Mrs. Strattan was born in West Liberty, Ia., April 24, 1844, and would have
been 84 years old had she lived until April 24 of this year.
She and Ben C. Strattan were married November 13, 1866.
Before marriage she was Miss Adelia M. Gregg.
Mr. Strattan died Sept. 4, 1924.
Mr. and Mrs. Strattan and family located in Mt. Vernon in 1873, coming here
from West Liberty , and the remainder of their lives was spent in this city.
Mrs. Strattan is survived by the following named children: E. D. Strattan,
Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Roy, Fred and Charley Strattan, Mt. Vernon .
One daughter, Mrs. Katie Edwards, died some years ago.
Twelve grand children and six great grandchildren survive. A brother, Charles Gregg,
of Idaho, and a sister, Mrs. Charlotte Wright of Haswell, Colo., survive.
Mrs. Strattan was very domestic in her tastes and loved her home and all that home
implied. She belonged to no woman’s organizations of any kind and throughout her
long life her home was her constant thought and care, and her greatest desire was
to minister to the welfare and happiness of her loved ones. No duty was overlooked,
no responsibility slighted and no act of love that could be performed was ever neglected
The influence of a true mother’s love, the inspiration of one who lives her life for
her dear ones and makes a home for them in the fullest sense of the word can not be
No love, no power on earth, nothing equals the selfsacrificing (sic) love of the true
mother, and such Mrs. Strattan was in the fullest sense of the word, and her children
have reason to call her blessed.
A busy and useful life has ended, and the peace of death succeeds the trials incident
to this life painless and she sleeps the sleep of the righteous.
Mrs. Strattan joined the Presbyterian church early, in life and never united with any
other church after coming to Mt. Vernon.
She had suffered much with rheumatism of late and seldom left her home, but aside from
the natural weakness of age her health was reasonably good, and her mind was remarkably
clear until the end.
Funeral plans have not yet been made.
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: April 19, 1928
Submitted by Brenda Hereford and Nancy E. Davis