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NEWSPAPER UNKNOWN, 2 February 1946
Delphia DRESSER was born in Crown Point, IN, Jan 14, 1852. She was the oldest daughter of Lewis and Sarah DRESSER, and died at her home in Haddam, KS, Feb 2, 1946, at the age of 94 years, 18 days.

On Dec 18, 1875 she was united in marriage to William A. APLEY, who preceded her in death on May 12, 1902.

To this union one son and two daughters were born, Arthur D. APLEY of Washington, KS; Edna Mae SCHROEDER of Lincoln, NE; who preceded her mother in death Oct, 6, 1940; and Ora Lenola ARNOLD of San Diego, CA; a sister Mrs. Dr. GIBBS of Crown Point, who has passed away, a half sister, Mrs. Ruth MENARRY of Jacksonville, FL.

She united with the Methodist Protestant church in 1871, to which faith she has ever been true.

In 1878 with her husband and baby she accompanied her grandfather APLEY'S and their family to Kansas and settled on farms near Haddam making the trip from Indiana in covered wagons, many of their neighbors in their locality were old friends and
neighbors from Crown Point.

It was here they endured the hardships of pioneer life, as well as having the pleasure of growing up with a new country. In 1905, she moved to Haddam, where she has enjoyed her home, her friends and her flowers.

She has been heard to quote her father as having said " A contented mind is a continual feast" and this gift of
contentment has been a support to her during her declining years.

Left to mourn their loss are her two children, seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ida SMITH, a number of nephews and nieces and many good friends, who will ever cherish her memory.

Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church, Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2:30 pm conducted by Rev. Chas. E. REED, with Mrs. HOWLEY, MRS. BRICK and Miss Emajane DEVORE as musicians.

Burial was made in Haddam cemetery. The family extended thanks for the floral offerings and to all who assisted in this time of bereavement.

Transcribed and Contributed by Delores Raines

Last Updated:  Tuesday, December 18, 2001 20:35:23

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