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Husbands Full Name Harry Alva Musgrave
His Data Date City Town or Place County or Province State or Country
Birth Aug 25,1870 Dale Spencer Indiana
Marriage Jan 20,1898 Dale Spencer Indiana
Death Feb 11,1909 Dale Spencer Indiana
Burial Dale Cemetery Dale Spencer Indiana
His Father Thomas Musgrave His Mother Margaret K McIntire

Wifes Full Name Elsie E Merry
Her Data Date City Town or Place County or Province State or Country
Birth Aug 29,1874 Dale Spencer Indiana
Death Aug 10,1925 Evansville Vanderburgh Indiana
Burial Dale Cemetery Dale Spencer Indiana
Her Father Reinze C Merry Her Mother Hannah A Rust

Their Children

Helen Olive Musgrave born abt 1899
Cecilia Musgrave born abt 1901
Margaret Musgrave born October 25,1903
Guy C Musgrave born abt 1906

Dale Weekly Reporter
14 August 1925

Mrs. Elsie Musgrave

Mrs. Elsie Musgrave, who resided in Dale until recent months, died at Evansville Monday. The remains were brought to Dale and the funeral service was held at the U.B. Church Wednesday afternoon. Rev. D.H. Gillintt of Evansville, conducted the service,assisted by Rev. Murtry.
Elsie E Musgrave, daugter of Reinzie and Hannah Merry, was born August 29,1874. She departed this life August 10,1925 at the age of 50 years,11 months, and 11 days.
In 1898 she was united in marriage to Harry A Musgrave. To this union were born four children, Helen, Cecil, Margaret and Guy.
She leaves two daughters, Cecil of Evansville, Margaret Richards of Evansville, one son Guy of Evansville. Two sisters Mrs Lola B. Hilderbrand of Dale and Sadie R. Merry of Evansville. Besides a number of relatives and friends to morn her departure.
She was preceded in death by her father, her brother Alvah C Merry, her husband and one daughter Helen Olive Kemper.
Early in life she gave her heart to God, uniting with the Dale U.B. Church of which she remained an active member until about two years ago when her membership was transferred to the United Brethren Church of Evansville.
Mrs. Musgrave was a true Martha, finding her greatest joy in service. She was a kind and devoted mother. Her place in the Church will be hard to fill, especially in the ranks of the Ladies Aid and the W.M.A. Her optomistic spirit and cheerful disposition even amid the hardship of life are worthy of emulation.
For the past year her heart and soul were in the new church enterprise at Evansville, with great anticipation she looked forward to the day of dedication; but while the dedicatory prayer was being offered she was listening to the homewadd call and a few hours later she answered the summons, entering into the true tabernacle, the house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens, there to be forever with her lord.

**note, Elsie married Nov 2,1909 to James J Steinman, they divorced April 1910. They had no known children.

Source: Rockport Democrat 16 Feb 1906


Alvey Merry of Anderson,Ind., came to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, Harry Musgrave. Mr Merry will remain here a few days to assist the bereaved wife to arrange her late husbands affairs.
Died, February 11,1906, Harry Musgrave, aged thirty-five years. Funeral services were held at G.B.Church Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rev W.D.Rosenburger assisted by Rev V.L.Priest of the M.E.Church officiating. After the religious services the local I.O.O.F. took charge and the remains were laid to rest in the Dale cemetery. Diabetes was the cause of his death and his illness was of very short duration lasting from Friday night until Sunday at 4:50 p.m. where the end came.He leaves a wife, four children and an aged mother, two sisters and one brother.