Cloyd, Martha, Mrs. (Ransdell)

Mrs. Martha Cloyd Passed Suddenly

It was indeed a shock to the people of Meadow Grove to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Martha Cloyd Wednesday evening. She had been feeling as well as usual on Wednesday, and in the evening went with Mrs. Botsford to the movie. All of a sudden she complained that she could not get her breath. She was taken to her home and died immediately, the cause being heart-failure. Mrs. Cloyd had been subject to heart attacks for many years. Usually they were of short duration and would be relieved by ease and quiet. They were becoming more numerous recently and the last one came Wednesday evening. Source: Meadow Grove News, Thursday, July 31, 1930, page 1.

Martha Christina (Ransdell) Cloyd was born February 20, 1859 in Franklin, Indiana and died in Meadow Grove, Nebraska on July 30, 1930, age 71 years 5 months, and 10 days. She was the youngest and last living member of a family of 13 children. She was united in marriage to Wilson Cloyd on February 21, 1881. Survivors were Mrs. Audrey Higbee, Mrs. Martha Buffington, Cora, Irvin, and Donald Cloyd, along with 10 grandchildren. Two children, Robert and Clellen, and her husband preceeded her in death. Burial was in the Besst Cemetery beside her husband and oldest son. Source: excerpts from Meadow Grove News, Thursday, August 7, 1930, page 1.