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Valley Pioneer Dies on Monday. Mrs. Julia Harrell Resident of the Valley for 16 years dies after brief Illness.

Mrs. Julia Harrell, 70, wife of T. A. Harrell, Sr., West Side rancher, passed away at her home Monday afternoon August 24, 1925 at 2:30, following a brief illness due to heart failure.

Mrs. Harrell, with her husband and family, came to Ellensburg in 1909 and had lived on a ranch on the West Side ever since.

She was born April 16, 1855, at Rogersville, Tenn. On December 25, 1871, she was married to Thomas A. Harrell and 11 children were born to them. Besides her husband, Mrs. Harrell is survived by Mrs. William Packwood, Mrs. Felix Prater, Mrs. Frank Springer, Tom Harrell, Jr., Luther Harrell and Steve Harrell, all of Ellensburg; Mrs. M. E. Hensley of Churchill, Tenn., and Herbert Harrell of Los Angeles. She also leaves three step daughters in Ellensburg, Mrs. William Rutledge, Mrs. Jessie Kates and Mrs. Russell Morefield, 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:30 from the Christian Church in Ellensburg, the Rev. Max Wilson of Thorp, officiating. Interment took place in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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