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Obits > 1933 - Mrs. Emma (nee LaDue) Pinkley

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Prophetstown Echo, Prophetstown, Illinois
Octoeber 25, 1933


Mrs. Emma Pinkley, sister of F. M. LaDue of this city, died at her home on East Cleveland Street, Spring Valley, Wednesday evening, October 21, after a long illness. The remains were brought to Prophetstown and interred at Riverside Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Mills, a former pastor of the Spring Valley Congregational Church being in charge.

Mrs. Pinkley had lived in Spring Valley for about 40 years and was a member of the Congregational Church in which she was an active worker. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, and the Spring Valley and the LaSalle Women's Clubs.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. La Due, both now deceased, and was born at Yorktown July 1867. She spent her childhood in Yorktown and her young womanhood in Tampico to which place her parents moved from Yorktown. She was married at Tampico to J. C. Pinkley in 1885. They moved in 1893 to Spring Valley where her farther opened a drug store, later operated by her father and Mr. Pinkley. Mr. Pinkley died in 1931.

The deceased is survived by her daughter, Mrs. M. J. Rhoads of Spring Valley, two brothers: F. M. LaDue of Prophetstown, and Dr. B. E. LaDue of Sterling, and one sister, Mrs. N. H. Smith of Sterling, all of whom were present at the funeral together with friends from Spring Valley.

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