Monday, March 14, 2011

Amanuensis Monday: Funeral - Maude Newby 1955

July 31, 1844 - January 13, 1955

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Maude Rhodes Newby was the daughter of John Peter and Martha E. (Pendergrast) Rhodes. Maude married George L. Griffney about 1910. George died in 1914 and Maude married Edward J. Newby the youngest sibling of my maternal great grandfather Charles Lee Newby. There were no known children by either marriage.

The Funeral Services notice below was published in the Knightstown Banner on January 13, 1955, pg. 1, col. 5, Knightstown, Indiana.

                  Funeral Services Held For Maude L Newby

   Funeral services were held Friday, January 7, at 2:30 p.m. in the Butcher Funeral Home for Mrs. Maude L. Newby, 70, who died at her home in Knightstown Tuesday. Rev. Richard Derby Jr. officiated with burial in Glen Cove Cemetery.
    Mrs. Newby was a member of the Knightstown Christian Church.
    Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Effie Pitts, of Knightstown, and several nieces and nephews.


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