Gertrude Wendell
 
Mother of Alfred W. Wendell
 
"MRS. WENDELL IS TAKEN BY DEATH - SOUTH MOLINE TOWNSHIP RESIDENT, 74 SUMMONED IN GENESEO HOME. Geneseo, July 27, --Mrs. Gertrude Wendell, 74, resident of South Moline township several years, died of heat exhaustion at 2:15 Saturday afternoon in the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Windisch of Geneseo. Mrs. Wendell was born in Galena on Sept. 29, 1861. Her maiden name was Gertrude Matzenbach. She was married to Stanwood Wendell on May 22, 1879, in Rock Island. Mr. Wendell died July 27, 1898. Mrs. Wendell was a member of Wesley Methodist church of Moline. Funeral services will be held at 4:20 tomorrow afternoon in Knox funeral home, Moline. The Rev. M.J. Hall, pastor of Wesley Methodist church, will officiate and burial will be in Bowlesburg cemetery. The body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Windisch this morning and will be returned to Knox funeral home tomorrow in time for the services. Mrs. Wendell is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Albert Windisch of Geneseo; four sons, Charles Wendell, Alfred Wendell, Lyman Wendell and Dewey Wendell, all of Moline; twenty-six grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren." Monday Evening, July 27, 1936, Page 10, The Moline Daily Dispatch, Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois. [Transcribed, 17 February 2009, By, SLJuhl RNBSC, Compiler, 3810 - 10th Avenue Place, Moline, Illinois 61265; sljuhl1234@yahoo.com <mailto:sljuhl1234@yahoo.com>] [NOTE: The obituary is from the Moline Public Library, 41st Street, Moline, Illinois 61265]
She is buried at Bowlesburg Cemetery.   b. 29 Sep 1861, Galena, Jo Davies, Illinois;  d.  26 Jul 1936, Geneseo, Henry, Illinois