From the newspaper "Urbana Daily Courier",
Urbana, Illinois, dated March 8, 1932:
TAFT, 84, DIES
Mrs. Emma Taft, 84 years old, died
yesterday afternoon at her home, 207
West Park avenue, Champaign, follow-
ing an illness of several months.
The deceased was born in Ohio in
1848, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Fondersmith. Her father was
a prominent business man for 50 years
and preceded her in death in 1905.
Her husband, Horation Taft, died in
1889 and since 1899 she has been
cared for by Mr. and Mrs. George
Parry, who lived with her.
She leaves no relatives.
Funeral services will be conducted
from the Mittendorf funeral chapel at
2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Rev.
H. Clifford Northcott will officiate and
burial will be made in Mount Hope
Pallbeaerers will be W. C. Dallen-
bach, Boyd S. Blaine, S. K. Hughes,
Capt. R. L. Dalferes, James Arle, E.
C. Flanigan and John O. Smith.
Hope this helps someone,
David M. Myers