Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls Illinois
December 28, 1925 - Tuesday, pg 8
RUBAH Mc CLURE FARRELL
Mrs. R. Farrell Of Prophetstown Is Called Suddenly
Prophetstown, Ill., Dec. 22 - (Special) -- Death came to Mrs. Rubah Farrell very suddenly Monday morning while she was in the office of Dr. Mabel Sibley, being treated for a slight indisposition. The coroner was notified and an inquest was held, the jury returning a verdict that she came to her death from apoplexy.
Mrs. Rubah Farrell was born in Prophetstown August 10, 1868, and died Dec. 21, 1925. Mrs. Farrell was twice married, the last time to William Farrell 17 years ago, no children being born to the last marriage. To the first marriage there were born four daughters and one son, as follows: Chauncy McClure, a practicing chiropractor in Iowa; Mrs. Guy Parent, Aurora; Mrs. Lloyd Pratt, Tampico, and Mrs. Edward Buckwald, Prophetstown.
For the past 17 years, Mrs. Farrell lived in Prophetstown. Shortly after coming here she was married to Mr. Farrell, who preceded her in death some years ago. Mrs. Farrell was a Christian lady, being a member of the M.E. Church and active in the duties of the society. Funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 o'clock in the M. E. Church here, by Rev. J. A. Foard, her pastor.