Katie Irene CROFT

Female 1889 - 1958  (69 years)

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  1. 1.  Katie Irene CROFT was born 11 Mar 1889, Madison County, Iowa; died 03 May 1958, Madison County, Iowa; was buried , Earlham Cemetery, Earlham, Madison Co., Iowa.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Foglesong) Croft
    • Census: 1930, Living with husband in Madison, Madison Co., Iowa



    w/o Albert
    d/o Thomas & Margaret (Foglesong)

    Earlham Echo - May 1958
    Earlham, Iowa


    Katie Irene Sole was born March 11, 1888, in the farm home where she lived until the last three years and passed away at her home in Earlham on Saturday, May 3, 1958, at the age of 70 years. She was the youngest of three children born to the union of Margaret Foglesong and Thomas Croft. A brother, Will Croft of Bricelyn, Minnesota, and a sister, Mary Ann Compton of Whittier, California, preceded her in death.

    Mrs. Sole attended school at the old Earlham Academy and graduated with the class of 1909. Following her graduation, she taught school around Earlham for eight years.

    On February 14, 1917, she was joined in marriage to Albert Sole, who preceded her in death in February, 1952.

    Mrs. Sole was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian church in Earlham and active in the Presbyterian Women's Organization. She had just celebrated 50 years as a member of the Marguerite Rebekah Lodge of which she was a three time Past Noble Grand. She was a member of the Three-Link Club and president at the time of her death. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and its Past President's Club. She was active in all these organizations until the time of her death and enjoyed each one very much.

    She leaves to mourn her passing two daughters, Mrs. Helen Buche of Des Moines and Mrs. Edward Kempe of Earlham; three grandchildren, Ruth Ann Buche and Irene and Carl Kempe; a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

    A devoted and loving mother and grandmother, and a loyal friend to many is gone from our midst, but her memory will remain pleasantly with us.

    (Burial was in the Earlham cemetery)

    Katie married Albert SOLE 14 Feb 1917. Albert (son of Joseph Robert SOLE and Ruth COX) was born 27 Apr 1887, Madison County, Iowa; died 07 Feb 1952, Madison County, Iowa; was buried , Earlham Cemetery, Earlham, Madison Co., Iowa. [Group Sheet]

    1. Nellie M. SOLE
    2. Helen M. SOLE

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