Margaret Krumbaugh Sturman
Submitted by Claudia McCoy
Margaret KRUMBAUGH STURMAN
MRS. STURMAN, AGED 95, DIES IN MATHERVILLE War Veteran's Widow, Thought to be Oldest Mercer County Redident, is Taken. (Special Correspondence)
Matherville, Ill., June 26 (1926)--Mrs. Margaret Sturman, aged 95, died at 5 o'clock last evening at her home in Matherville. She was believed to be the oldest resident of Mercer County. Up until her recent illness, Mrs Sturman was able to walk down town and did all her own house work. Death was brought on by her advanced age.
She was born in Rose Hill, Ohio, April 4, 1831. Her husband, a Civil war veteran, died 33 years ago at Burlingame, Kansas. Mrs. Sturman had lived in Matherville 15 years, and was known for her keen interest in current affairs.
She is survived by one son, Thomas, who made his home with her, and three daughters, Mrs. William Coltman,Sr. of Matherville, Mrs. James Watson of Fresno, California and Mrs. Margaret Perkins of Pocatello, Idaho; also a number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren. One son, George was killed in a coal mine at O'Fallon last March. Mrs. Sturman's maiden name was Margaret Krumbaugh. When a child she moved with her parents to southern Illinois, where she was married to Thomas Sturman October 4, 1849. She had lived in Mercer County 30 years.
She was a member of St. Anthony's church of Matherville. Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Monday morning in St. Anthony's church. Father C. J. Higgins will officiate. Burial will be in Viola cemetery. The two daughters in the west will be unable to attend because of illness in their families.