May C. (Pierce) Dalzell

(Date Unknown - December 6, 1950)


The Lusk Herald
December 14, 1950


Former Niobrara Co. Woman Dies In Wash.

Mrs. May Haas Dalzell, former resident of this community, died at her home in Yakima, Washington, December 6, from complications resulting from a broken hip which she suffered a month previous.

Word of the death of Mrs. Dalzell was received here by her oldtime friend, Mrs. Ella Watson.

May Pierce was born 80 years ago in Illinois and when a young woman was married to Harry Haas and they spent much of their early mnrried life in LeGrand, Iowa, where Mr. Haas taught mathematics in LeGrand Christian College.

In 1907 they came to Lusk, where Mr. Haas was superintendent of the Lusk schools for two years, then with the opening of the Jireh College they moved to their homestead near that town and Mr. Haas continued teaching at the academy.

Later they owned and operated the Shawnee grocery.

For some twenty years now Mrs. Haas has lived on a fruit farm that they acquired at Yakima, Wash. While on a trip back to
Iowa Mr. Haas was killed in a car accident and a number of years later Mrs. Haas was married to Rev. George Dalzell, pastor in the early 1900's of the Congregational Church in Lusk, and a life-time friend of the family.

Rev. Dalzell survives, as do two children, Rex Haas and Helen Haas Jackson of Lake Park, Iowa.




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