Family:Richard McLuen and Rebecca Marshman (1)

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Marriage? 12 Jan 1868 Old Carrollton, Guthrie, Iowa

MRS. RICHARD F. MCLUENS2 January 13th, 1867, Elizabeth Jane Marshman and Richard F. McLuen were married at Old Carrollton, Iowa. In 1872 they established a home at the northwest corner of Seventh and State street, Guthrie Center, Iowa. Here at a busy corner of the town, where happy jubilant children passed to and fro, church worshipers assembled, and neighbors were going back and forth; close to, and a part of the busy activities of the town, was for sixty years the fireside of Aunt Jane and Dick McLuen. Here the children John, Mayme, and Edward grew up, went to school and started the voyage of living for themselves. Aunt Jane as she was lovingly called, was first a mother and a good house wife. She always had her home and domestic affairs well in hand. The responsibilities and burdens of the family she assumed, met and solved with love and patience. Hospitality, good cheer were always manifest in this home. The father (Dick) answered the final roll call in March, 1921, John, the eldest son, April 2nd, 1928, and the final summons to Aunt Jane, September 29th, 1931. Sixty years of active life, in the highest realm that comes to woman--home, mother. Sister Jane loved her family and her neighbors, nature and the out of doors. She was always true and loyal to the good, the church and what it stood for. She was an active member of the Christian church. She enjoyed her fraternal ties, and the fellowship of her brothers and sisters was a source of mutual pleasure and delight. She was active in O E. S., W. R. C., Rebekah and W. C. T. U. She was ever present ministering and comforting those who mourned and were bearing heavy burdens. Her presence and good cheer was a benediction at many a bed side of this community. Jane McLuen brought her offerings to the development and growth of Guthrie Center in the form of well doing the royal duties of a loving serving neighbor and mother. No earthly queen or potentate outranks her in the world of practical usefulness. [A Record History Biography Memory Pioneer Times and People, Guthrie Center, IA by Elbert Wright Weeks 1932, p. 60 & 61]

Obit: MC LUEN, Rebecca Jane MARSHMANS3 was b in Junietta Co PA 25 Dec 1849 d at her home in GC 29 Sep 1932 age 82y 9m 4d. She was the last of the 10 ch of Samuel & Julia MARSHMAN. They migrated from PA to Carrolltown in 1866. 13 Jan 1867 she m Richard MCLUEN of GC, a young blacksmith who was helping to build the Northwestern RR here. Lived at Carrolltown & Coon Rapids & in 1872 moved to GC. Three ch: John who d 2 Apr 1928, Mrs Mayme ATKINSON & Edward who both live in GC. Leaves to mourn: dau Mayme, son Edward, 8 grandch, 4 great grandch. Funeral services at the Christian ch. Interment in Valley township cam. p3 c4 Guthrian [Carrolltown is now called Carroll]

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  1.   Terwilliger, Wilma. McLuen Family Notes.
  2.   Weeks, Elbert Wright. A record, history, biography, memory, pioneer times and peoples, Guthrie Center, Iowa. (Guthrie Center, Iowa: The Guthrian Press, 1932), pg 60-61.
  3.   Obit: MC LUEN, Rebecca Jane MARSHMAN, in Guthrie, Iowa, United States. Guthrian. (Guthrie Center, Iowa).