Edith May Byram, daughter of Rev. F. N. and Tabitha [McEwen] Byram, was born in Murray County, Minn., May 14, 1872, and in 1874 removed with her father’s family to Fremont, Iowa. Here she attended school and grew to womanhood, and was married to F. Wolfe on December 13, 1892. To this union four children were born – Walter Rex, Carl Vernon, Ralph Donavan, and infant daughter Marjorie Bitha, who with the bereaved husband a a large circle of friends and relatives, are left to mourn her untimely death; yet they mourn not as those that have no hope.
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The deceased made a public confession of faith in Christ at the age of sixteen years and was baptized into the fellowship of the Fremont Baptist Church, of which she remained a member until after her marriage, when, with her husband, she became a member of the Highland Church in which fellowship she remained until called to the church triumphant.
She died Wednesday morning, Jan. 13, 19009, aged 26 years, 7 months and 29 days. A faithful wife, and affectionate mother and kind neighbor has gone to rest.
The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Fremont Baptist church and was conducted by Pastor Brown, who spoke from the text found in Rev. 3:4. Interment was made in the Cedar Township Cemetery.
Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Miss Emma Wolfe, Marshalltown; Mrs. A. Scott, Messina; Mr. and Mrs. Will Sisco, Cedar; Jink Wolfe and children, Kirkville; Mrs. Lizzie Pickering, Hedrick; Rev. and Mrs. F. N. Byram and Kenneth and Hollis Byram, Sigourney; Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Forby, Barnes City; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Henderson, Oskaloosa; Mrs. H. L. Bowe, Shellsburg; Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Byram, Cedar Rapids; Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Byram, Jacksonville, Mo.; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Marlow, Ollie and Miss Belle Byram, Afton.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman