Myrtle Esther Rockey

Female 1886 - 1907


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  • Born  7 May 1886  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  3 Jun 1907  Hemingford, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2022  Virts
    Last Modified  15 Jul 2017 

    Father  Philip Axtel Rockey,   b. 8 Jan 1857, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1943, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lydia Jane Werts,   b. 11 Apr 1859, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1906, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  14 Mar 1883  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F957  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • The Chariton Leader, June 13, 1907

      Myrtle Esther, daughter of Philip A. and Lydia J. Rockey, was born May 7, 1886, in Russell, Iowa, and her spirit was called away by the angel of death, June 3, 1907, at Hemingford, Nebraska.

      Myrtle spent her childhood and young womanhood in Russell, graduating from the Russell high school May 25, 1904, then attending College for a time and spending the last two years of her life in the south and west.

      She united with the Presbyterian church when but a child and continued faithful to that church home until called to be a member of the home above. Before passing away, in talking with her father, she expressed her willingness to go and was ready to meet her Saviour. For all the tokens of love she wished to thank her many friends.

      She has gone to join her mother, who preceded her a little less than a year ago. A sorrowing father is left to mourn the loss of both wife and daughter. A host of relatives and friends extend heartfelt sympathy to him in this dark hour of trials.

      Her life is ended, She has fulfilled her mission for which God intended and now He has called her home. Myrtle has gone from us but the influence of her pure, sweet life will live on.

      Funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. A. Soxe at the Presbyterian church, assisted by Revs. Rusk and Stote. The floral decorations were profuse and beautiful, tender messages of love and sympathy. At the close of the service the remains were gently laid to rest in the Russell cemetery.