Lottie Maud Smith Fetherkile
relationship: Her great-grandmother
Lottie was born in Goodland, Indiana. By 1900, the family was living in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa where she married, had 3 children, buried one child, and died. When we visited the “town” house, we found her old photo album in the attic. (Grandma and Grandpa Fetherkile had a farm with a house and a separate house at the town limits.) Unfortunately, we don’t know who these people are. I always assumed when we brought it home, my grandmother identified the people. She may have but no record remains. I’ve made a couple of posts of some of the pictures from this album.
The story surrounding her death is quite sad. My grandmother was arriving home on the train for a break while attending Teachers College. Grandma Lottie was waiting for her on the platform. Just before the train pulled in, Grandma Lottie collapsed. Grandma got of the train to a flurry of people crowded around someone – to find out it was her mother. Grandma believed she had an aneurysm. The death certificate states cause of death was apoplexy.
[apoplexy = any sudden death that began with a sudden loss of consciousness, especially one in which the victim died within a matter of seconds after losing consciousness, wikipedia]
birth: 29 January 1887 in Goodland, Newton County, Indiana, United States
parents: Andrew Holt Smith (1854-1914) and Katherine (Kate) Mae Burrell Smith
marriage: 13 September 1905 in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States
spouse: Harry Cecil Fetherkile (1884-1980)
Helen May Fetherkile (1906-1993) married Michael George Vernak
Ruth Irene Fetherkile (1910-1974) married Arthur Osborne Hawley
Lawrence Leo Fetherkile (1912-1921)
death: 2 April 1926 in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States
burial: Urbana Cemetery in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States
Ancestry.com. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1880–1922. Textual Records. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa Department of Public Health. Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–37. Microfilm. Record Group 048. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.
Ancestry.com. Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017.
Original data: Iowa, Death Records, 1920-1940. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.