Isabelle May (Ferguson) Gilleland
|Posted 2017-10-12 by Judy Wight Branson|
|Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona |
Monday, March 26, 1956, page 3, column 7
Funeral Scheduled Tuesday For Mrs. Isabelle M. Gilleland
Funeral services will be conducted from the Ruffner Funeral Home at
4 p.m. for Mrs. Isabelle May Gilleland, resident of Yavapai County
for 42 years, who died Saturday in a local hospital. Officiating at
the services will be Dr. Charles Franklin Parker of the First
Mrs. Gilleland was born July 22, 1873, in Columbus, Ind., the
daughter of Daniel S. and Rebecca Ann Ferguson. Her father served
four years in the Union Army during the Civil War. Her mother was a
native of Belgium who came with her parents to America when she was
eight years old.
When Mrs. Gilleland was five years old, the family left Indiana by
covered wagon for Dodge City, Kan., then the western rail head of
the Santa Fe railroad, where Mrs. Gilleland lived for 10 years. She
was married when she was 15 and went with her husband to live in
Parsons, Kan. Her husband died before their baby was born. The
mother and baby lived in Parsons two years, and then moved to
Coolidge in western Kansas, where Mrs. Gilleland homesteaded 160
acres near where he sister lived. She lived there three years, and
The family then moved to Hoehne, Colo., in 1893, and built a rock
home there. After 21 years in Colorado, Mrs. Gilleland moved to
Arizona in 1914, settling in Yavapai County. Her second husband
died many years ago. Mrs. Gilleland was a Yavapai County ranch
woman for many years, but in recent years had lived in Prescott.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Bertha Schell of Camp Wood,
and Mrs. Tucia May Cross, of Trinidad, Colo.; 15 grandchildren, 38
great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.
The body will lie in state at Ruffner Funeral Home from 6 to 9 p.m.
Monday and friends wishing to do so may call.
Interment will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.
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