The Shelby Democrat
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.
Thursday, October 28, 1920
FORMER RESIDENT DIED
IN MINNESOTA HOME
Mrs. Amanda Jane Darnell,
Formerly of This County,
Died October 18.
(From Monday's Daily.)
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