Sarah Jane (Illingworth) Posegate

Sarah Jane (Illingworth) Posegate Female View treeBorn: 1858-03-01 Died: 1954-06-22
Father: Montgomery David Illingworth Mother: Lany Mary (Nellis) Posegate
Children: Nature Isaac Posegate , Claude Abner Posegate , Thomas M Posegate , Clara Posegate , Grace V (Posegate) Wisthoff , Pearl Elwood Posegate
Spouse: George Warren Posegate

Also known as Jennie Posegate, Jane Illingworth; Jane Posegate; Jenny Posegate; Janey Posegate.


From Ames Daily Tribune June 24, 1954

Mrs. Illingworth Dies Tuesday

STORY CITY–Mrs. Jennie Illingworth, 96, mother of P. E. Posegate of Story City, died Tuesday at the Anderson nursing home in Fort Dodge.

In frail health for more than a year, she had been hospitalized several times during that time. She had been in the nursing home for three months.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Laufersweiler funeral home in Fort Dodge. Burial will be in Nevada cemetery. G. W. Posegate, her husband, died in 1927 and is buried there. Mrs. Illingworth took her maiden name after her husband’s death.

Two other sons survive besides P. E. Posegate. They are Thomas and Claude Posegate of Fort Dodge. Also two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Wisthoff of Lavinia and Mrs. Eddie Ness of Duncombe. A sister, Mrs. Henry Meyers of Maxwell and 11 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren also survive.

Mrs. Illingworth was born in New York state Mar. 1, 1858. She came to Iowa with her parents when she was five. She was married to G. W. Posegate at Cambridge in 1879 and the couple farmed near Kelley and for several years. Later they moved to Zearing and from there to Nevada.

She had lived in Fort Dodge with her son Claude for several years before her death.

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