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Adelia M. Strattan


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 
by her. 

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 

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