Name: Elizabeth Davis KNIGHT 1
Birth: 9 JUN 1837 in Champaign Co., Ohio
Death: 16 MAR 1921
Change Date: 23 SEP 2011
Elizabeth Davis (Knight) Furrow 1837-1921
Categories: Garwin, Iowa, Gentry, Arkansas, Jackson Center, Ohio, The Sabbath Recorder Obituary
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 90, No 14, p 447, Apr. 4, 1921.
Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Knight Furrow, daughter of John W. and Mary Knight, was born in Champaign County, Ohio, June 3, 1836, and died at Garwin, Ia., March 16, 1921, aged 84 years, 9 months, 13 days.
When a small girl, she moved to Shelby County, Ohio, where the village of Jackson Center is now located. In early life she was baptized and joined the Seventh Day Baptist Church of that place. On October 11, 1855, she was married to J. B. Furrow. About seven years later, in June, 1862, they moved to Carlton Township, Iowa, near the present village of Garwin, and lived on what was then known as the Furrow farm for about forty-one years.
In 1903, they moved to Gentry, Ark., where Mr. Furrow died Sept. 7, 1908. She united by letter with the Seventh Day Baptist church of that place, and remained a faithful and consistent member until her death. In 1915, Mrs. Furrow came back to Garwin, Ia., and lived with her daughter, Mrs. Addie Ford, until she passed away, March 16, 1921.
The interests of her church and denomination were very dear to her heart. She had already paid $20 on the Forward Movement to the Gentry Church and she loyally supported the church at Garwin by her life, her money and her prayers.
She was always self-sacrificing, thinking only of Christ and others, possessing in a marked degree that spirit of the Master who "came not to be ministered unto but to minister."
She was a great lover and constant reader of the Bible and family worship always occupied a most important place in her home life. Being a woman of prayer and of great faith, she lived in intimate fellowship with her Savior and a few days before the dying summons came, she said, "I am ready to go."
She leaves to mourn her loss three brothers, Jacob, Lorenzo D., and James M.; five children, Angelo M., Emmaline S., Lydia A. Lyndahl, John F., and Varnum H., besides a large number of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held from the Garwin Seventh Day Baptist church, March 18, conducted by Pastor H. L. Cottrell, and the body was laid to rest in the village cemetery. H. L. C.
Father: John W. KNIGHT b: 17 FEB 1804 in Monongalia Co., West Virginia
Mother: Mary ?Polly? DAVIS b: 1 FEB 1806 in Harrison Co., West Virginia
Jacob Babcock FURROW b: 26 AUG 1833 in Champaign Co., Ohio
- Angelo Meyers FURROW b: 5 NOV 1862 in Garwin, Tama Co., Iowa
- Emeline S. FURROW b: 17 JUL 1864 in Garwin, Tama Co., Iowa
- Text: Rootsweb Worldconnect database by Jon Saunders, email@example.com, http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=:2232377