The  Glasco  Sun
Cloud County, Kansas
July 26, 1917
Page 8
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          Mattie A. Brassfield was born at Shellyville, (sic) Ind., April 30, 1846. At the age of six years she moved with her parents to Madison Co., Iowa. There she grew to womanhood, and on August 15, 1867 was united in marriage to  John D. Brassfield. To this union 6 children were born, four of whom are now living. The family came to Kansas and took a timber claim near Glasco in the spring of 1885 and in the fall of the same year, the husband and father departed this life, leaving all the cares of the young family to be born by the wife and mother.
          For more than 32 years her home has been here; and her life among us speaks with greater eloquence than any eulogy which I might be able to pronounce.
          For the past eight years she has been a great sufferer, and during the one week of her final illness at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Grace McLane of Cawker City, she calmly and faithfully awaited the end; and when the call came, she passed peacefully to her rest.
          The span of life for her was 71 years, 2 months, and 17 days.
          Among the immediate relatives she leaves three brothers, M.T. and T.D. McClellan of Glasco, and Benjamin of Orange, Calif. Two sons, G.W. Brassfield of St. Joe, and B.R. Brassfield of Salina. Two daughters, Mrs. E.N. Ott, of Salina, and Mrs. L.A. McLane of Cawker City. Fourteen grandchildren.
          At the age of 14 years, she became a member of the Christian Church; and for 57 years had been a faithful follower of the Great King.
          Funeral services, conducted by Elder Park, were held at the Christian Church Thursday at 2 p.m., and interment was made in the Glasco Cemetery.
Contributed by Angel Gebhart
Note: Full Name was Martha Abagail (McClellan) Brassfield - AG

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