Ida Mae Linsey’s grave marker
Ida Mae Linsey’s grave marker at Mount Union Historical Cemetery reads, “She hath done what she could.” (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published Dec. 3, 1919 in the Morning Oregonian (Portland), Page 17, Column 1.


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Philomath Woman Succumbs While
Preparing To Attend Church

PHILOMATH, Or., Dec. 2. — Special.) — Mrs. Ida Mae Linsey (née Smith), wife of Rev. John M. Linsey, died here suddenly last night while preparing to attend church. Her mother, a woman of 82, not fully recovered from a paralytic stroke, found her a few minutes later. Thinking she had fallen in a faint, the mother summoned assistance, but death had been instantaneous.

Mrs. Linsey was born at Henry, Ill., July 23, 1862. She was married at Pratt, Kan., April 30, 1892. Mr. Linsey is now at Drummond, Okla., but will start here immediately. Mr. and Mrs. Linsey have lived here since April 1909.

Mrs. Linsey leaves, besides her husband, her mother, Mrs. Anna M. Smith, and a foster daughter, Mrs. Effie M. Wright, wife of Professor W.W. Wright, both of Philomath. She also leaves four brothers — Edgar L. Smith of Edon, near Montpelier, O.; Paul R. Smith, Mennon, S.D.; Willis F. Smith, Drummond, Okla., and Howard H. Smith of Wichita, Kan.