Newspaper: ‘Akron Register Tribune,’ [Plymouth County, Iowa]
Volume 69, Number 7
Publication Date: Thursday, September 8, 1955
OBITUARY OF CHARLOTTE [SAYLES] MAYNARD,
Daughter of William Sayles and Irenia [Albina Sargent / Sargeant] Sayles
ESTEEMED UNION COUNTY WOMAN IS CALLED BY DEATH
Last Rites Are Held Tuesday Afternoon For Mrs. Otis Maynard
Mrs. Otis Maynard, a well-known and esteemed resident of Union county, South Dakota, west of town, passed away at the Akron Community Hospital, Saturday, September 3, 1955, after a long and painful illness, aged 76 years, 4 months and 15 days.
Charlotte [Lottie] Irenia Sayles, daughter of William and Irenia Sayles, was born April 19, 1879, in Union County, S.D. [then Dakota Territory], on their pioneer homestead. There she attended a rural school and was a student at the University of South Dakota for two years. On April 24, 1901, she married Otis [Rollo] Maynard and they made their home on his farm located two and a half miles southeast of Westfield, Iowa, until the spring of 1908, when they moved to their present home in Union county. To this union were born three children -- a son and two daughters.
She was a member of the Wesley Methodist church of Akron and Vesper Chapter, No. 61, Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Maynard always took an interest in the activities in the community, holding various offices in the Richland [S.D.] W.S.C.S. and Lakeview Extension Club, and also was a charter member of the Country Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Maynard celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary in 1951.
A woman of genial nature and great courage, she will be missed by a host of friends. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Porter [Rueben] Maynard, of Akron, IA [rural Union county, SD]; two daughters, Mrs. C.A. [Anita Maynard] Brady, of Pomona, Calif., and Mrs. Price [Viola Maynard] Miller, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; a sister, Miss Hattie [Harriet] Sayles, of Akron, Iowa; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Wesley Methodist church, conducted by Rev. Chester Guinn. Mrs. Esther Ferguson sang a solo, and there were selections by a quartet comprised of Mrs. Mary Lundberg, Mrs. Birdice Kerr, Karl Silkebakken and H.B. Nelson. Mrs. H.B. Nelson was pianist. The grave side rites at Riverside cemetery [Akron, Plymouth Co. Iowa] were in charge of Vesper Chapter, O.E.S.
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UPDATED INFORMATION (Work-In-Progress):
*The Family of William Sayles and Irenia Albina [Sargent] Sayles:
William Sayles (b. 1837, NY) was the grandson of William Sayles and Lydia Pearce; and, the son of Hiram Sayles and Hannah Rickard.
* William Sayles was born on May 17, 1837, in Cazenovia, Madison County , New York; and died on March 6, 1913, in Union County South Dakota. Irenia Albina [Sargent / Sargeant] Sayles was born October 13, 1849, in Ohio; and, died on July 2, 1914, Plymouth County, Iowa.
William Sayles married Irenia Sargent / Sargeant on December 31, 1868, in Medina County, Ohio. William and Irenia are buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Akron, Plymouth County, Iowa.
In the spring of 1869, William and Irenia Sayles migrated from Ohio and located on a homestead in Dakota Territory (Union County, South Dakota) which remained their home for nearly forty-five years.
* [Sources: Obituaries of William and Irenia Sayles; Marriage Certificate of William & Irenia].
Children of William and Irenia Sayles are:
1). Florence Berdena Sayles, born Oct. 25, 1869; died May 8, 1922 (m. John Huckert)
2). Frank Adelmo Sayles, born June 5, 1873; died January 16, 1948 (m. Della Crow)
3). Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Irenia Sayles, b. April 19, 1879; d. Sept. 3, 1955 (married Otis Rollo Maynard, April 24, 1901)
4). Harriet A. ''Hattie'' Sayles, b. 1882; d. 1980 (did not marry)
5). John Sherman Sayles, b. abt. 1892; d. ? (m. Bertha Billmeyer)
*[Updated Feb. 26, 2007]
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LINE OF DESCENT:
Roger Williams [Founder, Providence, Rhode Island] + Mary Barnard
John Sayles + Mary Williams
John Sayles + Elizabeth Olney
Richard Sayles + Mercy (Mary) Phillips
Richard Sayles (Jr) + Abagail Hawkins
William Sayles + Ann Mowry
William W. Sayles + Lydia Pearce
Hiram Sayles + Hannah Rickard
William Sayles + Irenia Albina Sargent / Sargeant
Charlotte Sayles + Otis Rollo Maynard
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