Alberta May Lyle Middleton, 1877-1908.

We are guessing that Alberta May Lyle Middleton was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Skidmore, but we do not have proof, and her name does not appear in the 1996 cemetery index for Skidmore. We can offer this obituary from the April 2, 1908 Skidmore New Era (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:


Alberta May Middleton was born in Nodaway County, Missouri, March 27, 1877, and died at the home of her parents in Skidmore, Mo., March 24, 1908.

About four weeks before her death, she was converted and died with strong faith in Christ. She was a great sufferer, but did not complain.

Alberta May was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Lyle. She leaves to mourn her loss, her daughter, Alta, father, mother and six brothers. One brother was not able to be present at the funeral services, but though not present, he was not forgotten.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church, Thursday, March 26, at 11 o’clock a.m. The business houses were closed from 11 to 12 o’clock, and a very large congregation gathered at the church to show their respect to the family.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our sincere thanks to all our friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our daughter and sister.
M. A. Lyle and Family.