Posted By:Deborah Brownfield - Stanley
Subject:Death of Laura (Turner) Daniels ~ born Palmyra, Wayne County, New York
Post Date:January 27, 2005 at 22:10:47
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The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, February 6, 1908

On last Friday "Auntie" DANIELS, as she was best known, died at the A.S. BEALS home in Benton Township. She was a half sister of MR. BEALS and had always made her home there. She was well advanced in years.


LAURA TURNER was born February 7, 1818, in Palmyra, Wayne County, New York, and died January 31, 1908, at 3 a.m. at the good old age of 89 years, 11 months and 24 days.

When about 12 years of age LAURA TURNER moved to Medina, New York, where she grew to womanhood. In the early 40's she went with relatives to Michigan. On January 21, 1844, she was married to EBENEZER DANIELS, and located in Medina, Lenawee County, Michigan, where they remained until the summer of 1863, when her husband in company with others, entered into the construction of the "Air Line Railway" from Toledo, Ohio to Goshen, Indiana. This necessitated their moving to Kendalville, Indiana, where they resided until her husband's death in 1864. She came to Iowa in 1868, since which time she has been a member of the family of ALBERT S. BEALS, her half brother.

She gave her heart to Jesus when a child, uniting with the Baptist Church and has ever been a devoted earnest Christian. She is survived by one brother, ALBERT S.BEALS, and one sister, DULCENA M. WILLETT.

Funeral services were held at the ALBERT S. BEALS home, Saturday morning, at 11 a.m., conducted by her Pastor, Rev. A.H. Stote. Interment followed in the Russell Cemetery and her six nephews acted as pall bearers.

Auntie DANIELS, as she was commonly called, was a grand old lady, and her sweet cheerful life, will be a benediction to the relatives and large circle of friends who are left to mourn so great a loss.

Those who attended the funeral from a distance were, D.D. Beals, of Chicago; A.D. Beals, of Des Moines; Mrs. L. Armstrong and son, of Osceola; Helen Van Arsdale and Mrs. Ira King Kinsey, of Chariton.
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January 26, 2005