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IVORY, Annie L. (Seymour)
|Johnstown Tribune, 21 Oct 1920, Contributed by Lisa Baker|
|A MOTHER EXPIRES AS DAUGHTER WEDS IN ALTOONA CHURCH|
Mrs. John C. Ivory Passes Away Half Hour Before Ceremony
WAS NATIVE CAMBRIAN
Mrs. John C. Ivory, of 2100 Eighteenth street, Altoona, died at her home yesterday while final preparations were being made at the Ivory home for the marriage of her daughter, Miss Madaline A. Ivory, to Ralph O. Stoltz. Mrs. Ivory expired 35 minutes before the ceremony was to have started. All arrangements for the wedding had been completed and it was decided to proceed with the ceremony, which consisted of a nuptial mass at St. Leo’s Catholic Church by the Rev. Father M. J. Canole, formerly an assistant at St. John’s Gualbert’s Catholic Church, this city. Their attendants were Miss Edna Ivory and Martin Stoltz, the latter a nephew of the bridegroom.
Mrs. Ivory was taken ill with pneumonia on May 2 and she never fully recovered. Recently her illness assumed a serious form and she had been critically ill since Sunday. It has been her wish that her illness should not interfere with the arrangements for her daughter’s marriage. During the morning it became apparent that she would not survive and she passed away just as the bridal party was ready to leave for the church.
Annie L. Seymour was born at Carrolltown, this county, on December 13, 1868, and was married to John C. Ivory, an Altoona contractor, in February 1892. She is survived by her mother, her husband and the following children: Homer, Marie, Mrs. Madaline Stoltz, Edna, Gertrude, Regina and Clara, all at home, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. R. Delozier, Mrs. T. Trexler, Mrs. John Maloy, and Mrs. James McMullen, of Altoona; Mrs. Charles Adams, of Patton; Mrs. Ella McGough, of Seattle, Wash.; Miss Clara Seymour, of Pittsburgh; Frank and Michael, of Altoona, and Edwin, of Patton.
Mrs. Ivory was a faithful member of the Catholic Church throughout her life and was actively identified with the work of St. Leo’s parish, with which the family is connected. She was a member of St. Leo’s branch, No. 1138, of the L. C. B. A., the Altar Society and the Young Men’s Institute Auxiliary.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock, with requiem mass at St. Leo’s Church, followed by internment in Calvary Cemetery.