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Lydia Jane Werts1

Female
b. 11 April 1859, d. 14 June 1906


Father John Jackson Werts1 b. 6 February 1831, d. 27 October 1901
Mother Esther Ann Wymer1 b. 18 September 1837, d. 4 December 1912
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Family Phillip Axtel Rockey b. 1858
Marriage* 14 March 1883  Principal=Phillip Axtel Rockey1 
Children  1. Myrtle Esther Rockey b. 7 May 1886, d. 7 Jun 1907
  2. George Werts Rockey b. 16 Dec 1894, d. 18 Aug 1895

Reference 1900

Birth* 11 April 1859  Muskingum Co., OH1,2 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Coshocton, Franklin Township, Series: M653, Roll: 950, Page: 143A, July 30
(enumerated with father, John J Werts)
21, 995, 995, Werts, Jane, 1, F, , , , , Ohio, , , ,3 
Census* 1870  1870 Federal Census, Iowa, Lucas County, Benton Township, Chariton, Series: M593, Roll: 406, Page: 682B, August 24
(enumerated with father, Jacob Werts)
100, 104, Werts, Lydia, 11, F, W, , , , Ohio, , , , , 1, , , , ,2 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Iowa, Lucas County, Benton Township, ED 106, Series: T9, Roll: 352, Page: 531A, July 1
(enumerated with father, John J Werts)
50, 98, 100, Werts, L J, W, F, 20, , Daughter, 1, , , , At Home, , , , , , , , 1, , , Ohio, Ohio, Ohio4 
Married Name 14 March 1883  Rockey1 
Marriage* 14 March 1883  Principal=Phillip Axtel Rockey1 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Iowa, Lucas County, Washington Township, Russell, ED: 79, Series: T623, Roll: 445, Page: 295B, June 1
Sheet 2B
(enumerated with husband, Philip A Rockey)
60, 43, 43, Rockey, Lydia G, Wife, W, F, April 1859, 12, M, 17, 2, 1, Ohio, Ohio, Ohio, , , , , , , Yes, Yes, Yes, , , ,5 
Death* 14 June 1906  Chariton, Lucas Co., IA1,6 
News/Obit* 21 June 1906  Obituary,

LYDIA JANE WERTS was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, April 11, 1859. When she was five years old she came with her parents, MR. and MRS. J.J. WERTS, to Lucas County, Iowa. At the age of twelve she united with the Presbyterian Church, then just organizing in Russell, remaining a faithful member until her death. She was united in marriage to PHILIP A. ROCKEY on March 14, 1893. Two children were born to them, a daughter, MYRTLE, who survives, and GEO. WERTS, who died in 1895, at the age of eight months. About two years ago MRS. ROCKEY became ill and the trouble being in her lungs it was deemed wise to try a change of climate. With her husband and daughter and mother, she spent almost a year in travel through the south and west, returning home last September. Thus the last months of her life were spent among relatives and friends who ministered to her gladly. She never lived the Christian life more sweetly than when in greatest suffering, never complaining or growing discouraged, trying always to ask as little services of those attending her as possible. Death came to relieve her at near 8 o'clock on the morning of June 14, 1906. She leaves besides her husband and daughter, a mother, six brothers and three sisters. To those who are nearest her she has left a memory that is of great comfort in sorrow. In her home she was always a gentle and most unselfish wife and mother and her influence spread abroad was such that she never knew an enemy.



Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church, Saturday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. J. McGaughey. Words fail to express one's sentiments in a case of this kind and they seem but a repetition of what has been said thousands of times before, for death always appears in many ways the same grim monster, but this aspect should not be so forbidding and terrifying when, as in this case, the one who succumbs is prepared to go and dies calm in the faith of the Savior.



The sorrowing ones have the sympathy of the entire community.




Appeared in The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa, Thursday, June 21, 1906


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Citations
  1. [S56] Werts - Vinsel - Slater Family History, F. C. Slater.
  2. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  4. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  5. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S369] The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa.


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