The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 28, 1920
Mrs. Amanda  Jane  Darnell,
Formerly  of  This  County,
Died  October 18.
(From  Monday's  Daily.)
          Word has been received of the death of  Mrs. Amanda Jane Darnell, a former resident of Shelby county, who passed away in Waseca, Minn., Monday, October 18.  Mrs. Darnell left Shelby county about 39 years ago to make her home with her son, Darley Darnell, in Excelsior, Minn.  Many of the older residents of Shelby county will remember Mrs. Darnell and will regret to hear of her death.
          Mrs. Darnell was the daughter of  Thomas and  Polly Anne Jenkins, and was born near Waldron, December 12, 1839, making her at the time of death 80 years, 10 months and 6 days old.  She was united in marriage to  Rilan W. Darnell  in 1857.  Two children were born, one dying at a tender age.  Mr. Darnell died in 1866 and Mrs. Darnell never remarried.
          She is survived by a son, Darley Darnell, of Excelsior, Minn., two granddaughters,   Mrs. J. H. Place, jr., at whose home she passed away in Waseca, Minn., and  Mrs. P. J. Harvey, of Minneapolis, Minn., and a number of other less related relatives.  Gideon Huffman, of Fairland, is a brother-in-law of Mrs. Darnell.  Interment was made October 20 in the cemetery at Excelsior, Minn.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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