Obituaries Morgan County IL
Obituary of Littleton ADAMS, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Name of Deceased: ADAMS, Littleton
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: November 13, 1903
Obituary: Littleton ADAMS was born July 16, 1816, in North Carolina, near Salem. When about 5 years of age his parents moved to Kentucky, and then in a few years to Illinois, settling near Jacksonville, where in 1854 he located on the farm north of Waverly where he spent his long and successful life, passing peacefully away Nov. 6 at the home of his son, James ADAMS, surrounded by his surviving children, being in his 86th years.
The deceased was married to Miss Elizabeth CHRISMAN. To this union was born 11 children; namely - Mary, James Georgia, Nancy, Georgian, Ida, Anna, Lee, Fred, Lucinda; one dying in infancy. Four of these children preceded their father to that heavenly country.
Bro. ADAMS was converted to God under the pastoral labors of Rev. H. M. HAMIL some 19 years ago. His conversion was very marked and satisfactory to all present. His profession at that time has ever borne good fruit by a humble, patient and Godly life.
As a citizen Mr. ADAMS was universally respected and esteemed, but being of a quiet and tend-to-his-own-business sort of man he never sought for any political office in the county. As a father to his children it was observed that the saying of the wise man was fulfilled, "The glory of children are their fathers." He was beloved by his children.
This world is richer because of such men having lived in it: heaven will be richer and dearer, because such men have gone to it.
Obituary of John ADWELL
John Adwell was born in Scioto county, Ohio, Jan. 25, 1840, and died at his home in this city Tuesday, July 11, 1905, aged 65 years, 5 months and 15 days. In 1853 he moved with his parents to Jersey county, Illinois, and from there to Sangamon county in 1856. He enlisted in the services of his country Aug. 21, 1864, at Camp Butler in Company B, 30th Illinois Infantry, and later re-enlisted as a veteran at Vicksburg, Miss., Jan. 1, 1864. On account of wounds received in battle near Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864, he was discharged nov. 11 of the same year. Mr. Adwell was united in marriage to Miss Martha Edwards, June 2,5 1865. To this union were born seventeen children, eleven daughters and six sons. He is survived by his wife, nine daughters and three sons. The following is a list of some of the battles and skirmishes in which he was engaged: Belmont, Mo., capture of Ft. Henry, Tenn., Ft. Donaldson, Seige of Corinth, Britton Lane, capture of Ft. Gibson, Rammon, Jackson, Champion Hill, Big Black, all in Mississippi; first assault on Vicksburg, capture of Bushy Mountain, La., Peach Tree Creek; Liggett Hill; in front at Atlanta and several others. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church, Wednesday, July 12, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. E. K. Masterson officiating. Interment at East cemetery.
Norman Agard was born September 22, 1844, in Waverly, Ill., and died in Willmette, Ill., January 1, 1911. He was a son of Jonathan G. Agard and Comfort Shumway. His father was among the early settlers of Waverly. He was a loyal soldier of the union army, being a member of the 32nd Reg. Co. A. He leaves a wife and two daughters to mourn his loss. At the time of his death, he was living with his daughter, Mrs. M. H. McMillan of Willmette, a suburb of Chicago. His daughter, Mrs. Trezize lives in Washington D. C. For many years Mr. Agard and wife have lived in Topeka, Kan. It was there something over a year ago, that he was converted and joined the Euclid Ave. M. E. church, the well known Marvin Culpepper being pastor. Among other relatives are an only nephew, Charles Agard, and three nieces. Mrs. Mercilia Vierira, Mrs. Will Sissons, and Mrs. Stephen Kennedy. He leaves many old comrades, among whom is Milton Meacham, a member of the same regiment.
Obituary of Martha ALEXANDER (BURCH), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Name of Deceased: ALEXANDER, Martha (BURCH)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: May 13, 1910
Obituary: Martha BURCH ALEXANDER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. BURCH, was born near Waverly, Ill., October 5, 1888, and died at her home northeast of Franklin, Monday morning at 11:45 a.m., May 9, 1910, at the age of 22 years 7 months and 4 days, after an illness of eight weeks with that dreaded disease tuberculosis.
She was married on February 9, 1909, to Jesse ALEXANDER, who with their little son, Lester Ward, survive her. She was converted and joined the Methodist church at Appalonia, during the pastorate of Rev. T. H. AGNEW, and has ever remained a faithful Christian worker. In disposition, she was always loving, gentle and kind, ever mindful of the wishes of others. During her last sickness, she was a patient and cheerful sufferer.
Besides her husband and son, she is survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. B. H. BURCH, six half brothers, Charles, Alva, David HART, Elsworth, Fletcher and Howard BURCH; four half sisters, Mrs. Porter TURNER of Modesto, Mrs. Nettie JONES, Mrs. Eula SKEENS and Lee BURCH of this city.
Funeral was held at the M.E. church in Franklin, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. A. H. FLAGGE, pastor of that church officiating, who spoke on the subject of "Our Times are in His Hands," assisted by her pastor, Rev. Harry WILLARD of Waverly. Interment was made in Franklin cemetery.
She was a member of the Waverly Rebekah Lodge, 104 I. O. O. F., some of whose members attended her funeral. She was also a member of the Epworth League at the First M. E. church in this city. Six of her girl friends were the pall bearers: Mollie AUSTIN, Minnie SCOTT, Elsie AUSTIN, Elizabeth RICKARD, Alice SCOTT and Edna HOBBS.
Obituary of J. S. ALEXANDER, Dr., Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Name of Deceased: ALEXANDER, J. S., Dr.
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: March 8, 1912
Obituary: OLD CITIZEN PASSES AWAY
Dr. J. S. ALEXANDER Met With Accident that Caused His Death
Dr. J. S. ALEXANDER an aged and respected citizen, and retired physician of this city, met with an accident Wednesday morning, February 28th, which resulted in his death about 5 o'clock the next afternoon. The aged doctor who had been failing in health recently, was quite feeble, and while carrying out a box of ashes fell, and striking the box in such as way as he fell, that he broke a rib and sustained injuries that resulted in his death.
The coroner's inquest was held Friday morning. The jury was composed of the following: M. C. BURNETT, foreman; W. T. PAWLEY, A. B. CALHOUN, Neal TOSH, Geo. ZOLL, E. C. HAMMEL, clerk, and returned the following verdict:
We, the undersigned jurors, sworn to inquire of the death of Dr. J. S. ALEXANDER on oath, do find that he came to his death by injuries caused from his fall on a box.
J. S. ALEXANDER was born July 26th 1827 in the state of New York, and died at his home in Waverly, February 29th 1912 at the age of 84 years, 7 months, and 3 days.
At the age of three years, his parents moved to a farm near Clyde, Ohio where he grew to manhood. He attended college at Oberlin, also the Electic Medical College in Cincinnati and graduated from that school in 1855.
The following year he settled on a farm near Oxford, Ill. And in 1867 moved to Prairie City where he was engaged in the active practice of medicine. He has made his home in Waverly during the last eleven years of his life where he has many friends and the high respect of all.
July 15th, 1850 he was married to Mary E. EMERICK and to them two children born, Charles W. and Mrs. L. B. JARRETT. These with the faithful wife, are still living.
Soon after coming to Illinois he became a Christian, uniting with the Advent Christian denomination and lived a consistent Christian life. He was a devoted Bible student, that Book being his constant study especially in the last years of his life.
Funeral services were held in the Waverly Christian church, Sunday afternoon, March the 3rd, at 1:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. Guy B. WILLIAMSON, and interment in East Cemetery.
Obituary for C. Frank ALFORD
C. Frank Alford, was born in the state of Georgia, May 8, 1848, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. S. Roberts, in Girard, Ill., Saturday, April 15, 1922, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 7 days. At the age of four years he came with his parents to Macoupin County, settling near the town of Palmyra, where he grew to manhood. At the young and tender age of 15 he heard his country call, and enlisted in Co. I, 133 Regiment Illinois Volunteers and served until he was honorably discharged at Nashville, Tenn., May 11th, 1865. Returning to his old hold, he followed his former vocation until December 12, 1869, when he was united in marriage with Sarah M. Conlee, and to this union were born three children: Allie, Anna and William: Allie dying in infancy, Anna, who is the wife of B. S. Roberts, and William F. Alford, still survive. Mr. and Mrs. Alford lived happily together sharing each others joys and sorrows, until August 17, 1914, when the dear wife entered that peaceful rest. Mr. Alford was a man of sterling qualities. He despised hypocrisy in every form. The golden rule was his motto in life, and by living that law he endeared himself in the hearts of those who knew him best, for it can be said of him, his word was as good as his bond. Since the death of his wife, Mr. Alford had lived with his son, Will Alford and family at their home two miles south of Girard, and had enjoyed good health until the early part of February, when he was stricken with a slight stroke of paralysis, and on March 1st was taken to St. John's hospital in Springfield. After three weeks of treatment there he was not improved, and was taken back to his home where he remained until a couple of weeks prior to his death, when he was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. S. Roberts, in Girard. Besides his son and daughter, he is survived by five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Wood of Stockton, Mo., and Mrs. Thomas Conlee, of Carlinville. Funeral services were held Monday at the Baptist church in Girard, at 12:30 o'clock, in charge of Elder George W. Murray, and the remains brought to Waverly for interment in East Cemetery. (Waverly Journal, Vol. 50, No. 3, dtd. April 21, 1922)
Obituary of William D. ALFORD, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Name of Deceased: ALFORD, William D.
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: Friday, March 23, 1917
Obituary: William D. ALFORD was born near Lowder, Tenn., December 26, 1850, and fell asleep in Jesus, March 21, 1917 at his home near Franklin, Ill.
He was the youngest child of William and Jane RIDDLE ALFORD. He came to Illinois with his parents at the age of six months. A few months after they came to Illinois the mother died. The father was so grief stricken he returned with the family of five children to his native state, in the wagon drawn by a yoke of oxen. Not being contented, the father and family returned and settled near Palmyra. Here the deceased grew to manhood. He was married to Mary E. SPIRES March 8, 1877. To this union were born five children: Charles E., who died in infancy; Lela M. ASPLUND, of Chicago; Frank L. of Indianapolis, Ind.; Roy E., of Mapleton, N.D.; and Ernest F., at home.
The mother died June 15 1904. On March 14, 1907, he was married again to Sarah E. SEYMOUR. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Arita Lucile ASPLUND and Mary Elizabeth ALFORD; one brother, C. F. ALFORD of Virden, two sisters, Martha WOOD of Stockton, Mo., and Margaret ROSS of Joliet; one half sister, Jane CONLEE of Carlinville.
One sister, Mary Ann WELLER and one half sister, Etta M. ALFORD, preceded him in death.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. E. KEENAN at Providence M. E. church where he was laid to rest by the side of his wife and mother of his children.
The pall bearers were his nephews, W. F. ALFORD, O. B. CONLEE, Alva CONLEE, Marion SPIRES, Otto SPIRES and Ross SEYMOUR. The floral offerings were many and beautiful and were in charge of Lela SEYMOUR, Meta DARLEY, Olla GIBSON, Rebecca SCHIBEL and Della SPIRES.
Obituary of Sarah E. ALFORD (SEYMOUR), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Name of Deceased: ALFORD, Sarah E. (SEYMOUR)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: March 1917
Obituary: SECOND DEATH. MRS. ALFORD FOLLOWS HUSBAND TO GRAVE
Mrs. W. D. ALFORD passed away Monday evening at 6:40 o'clock at her home northwest of Franklin, after an illness of less than a week's duration, of pneumonia.
It was but five short days ago that death, in the same guise, took William D. ALFORD, the husband of the deceased.
Mr. ALFORD passed away Wednesday night, March 21.
Sarah E. SEYMOUR was born December 6, 1858, the daughter of Edward B. and Anna SEYMOUR. She was born near Franklin and that community has since been her home. In youth she became a member of the Methodist church and at Providence she was known for her steadfastness and devotion. Her circle of friendship was wide and enduring and all who knew Mrs. ALFORD will cherish her memory with love and respect.
Deceased was married to Mr. ALFORD March 16, 1906. Two sisters survive, Mrs. J. A. STICE and Mrs. C. E. CRISWELL. A third sister, Mrs. J. H. WHEELER passed away three years ago. She leaves also four step children, for whom she filled a mother's place with unremitting devotion. They are Mrs. Leila ASPLUND, Chicago; Frank ALFORD, Indianapolis, Ind.; Roy ALFORD, Mapleton, N.D., and Ernest ALFORD at home.
Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Providence church southwest of Franklin. Interment was in Providence cemetery.
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. W. D. ALFORD
Body of Franklin Woman Laid to Rest Beside that of Husband in Providence Cemetery
Funeral services for Mrs. W. D. ALFORD were held Wednesday forenoon at 11:30 o'clock at Providence M. E. church. The pastor, the Rev. W. E. KEENAN was in charge of the services, attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Mr. KEENAN was assisted by a former pastor, the Rev. J. W. KETTLE of Rushville.
The music was furnished by a mixed chorus, composed of members of the choir of Providence, Durbin and Franklin M. E. churches. Miss May BOULWARE was at the piano. There was one quartet number, "Going Down the Valley One by One," sung by Mr. KEENAN, Ed. F. SEYMOUR, Loren SEYMOUR and Norma SEYMOUR. The flowers were cared for by Misses Meta DARLEY, Mary DARLEY, Della SPIRES and Ola GIBSON.
Burial was made in Providence cemetery. The bearers were Ross SEYMOUR, Earl SEYMOUR, Robert SEYMOUR, Henry STICE, Otto SPIRES and Marion SPIRES.
Sarah E. SEYMOUR, daughter of Edward D. and Anna W. SEYMOUR was born December 6, 1858, and died March 26, 1917, after an illness of only 5 days. She was born near Franklin and that community has always been her home.
In early girlhood she was converted and united with the Providence M. E. church, and has always been known for her steadfastness and devotion to the Christian faith.
On March 14, 1906, she was united in marriage with Wm. D. ALFORD, who passed away just five days before she was called to her reward.
She is survived by her sisters, Mrs. A. J. STICE of Urbana, Ill. And Mrs. C. E. CRISWELL of this community. A third sister, Mrs. J. H. WHEELER, passed away three years ago. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Albert, who died in infancy, Oliver T. in March, 1899, and M. S. SEYMOUR March 8, 1917. Her mother passed away in August 1906, and her father in December 1909. She leaves also four children for whom she has filled a mother's place with unremitting devotion. They are Lela ASPLUND, of Chicago, Ill., Frank L. ALFORD of Indianapolis, Ind., Roy E. ALFORD, of Mapleton, N. Dakota, and Ernest ALFORD at home.
Her circle of friendship was wide and enduring and all who knew her will cherish her memory with love and respect.
Obituary of George Clayton ARMSTRONG, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Name of Deceased: ARMSTRONG, George Clayton
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: April 16, 1926
Obituary: George Clayton ARMSTRONG died at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning at the residence of his sister, Mrs. William TURNER, at the age of 82 years. He had been in ill health for several years, and about six weeks ago he fell and broke his hip.
Deceased was born near Waverly, a son of Michael and Rebekah ARMSTRONG, and spent his entire life in this community. He had never married, and had made his home with his sister for the past twenty-four years. He has been an invalid for the past ten years.
He is survived by his sister, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 Thursday afternoon at the residence, Rev. R. V. HENRY, pastor of the M. E. Church, South, officiating. Interment was in Rogers Cemetery.
Obituary of Granville ATCHINSON
Granville Atchison Dies
Former Waverly Man Dies in Red Oak, Iowa Granville Atchison, a former resident of Waverly, who moved to Red Oak, Iowa about twenty-five years ago, died at his home at noon last Saturday, March 31, after an illness of three weeks, being 91 years of age. He was preceded in death by his wife, who died January 4, 1892, and is survived by two daughters, Misses Adella and Dora Atchison, of Red Oak. Funeral services were held at the late residence at 3 p.m. Monday, in charge of the Congregational minister. The remains were brought to Waverly Tuesday afternoon via the C. B. & Q., being met by a number of relatives and friends and taken to East cemetery for interment. A short service at the grave was conducted by Rev. S. C. Schaeffer, pastor of the local Congregational Church.
Obituary of Charles AUGUSTINE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Name of Deceased: AUGUSTINE, Charles
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: Wed., April 13, 1910
Obituary: "Death Record" Charles AUGUSTINE, a highly respected citizen of Bluffs, died Monday night after a comparatively short illness. He was 72 years old and had never been sick in his life until a short time ago he suffered an attack of measles from which he failed to rally, though he partly recovered. He leaves a wife and no children. The funeral is to be conducted at Bluffs tomorrow and T.M. TOMLINSON of this city and a long time friend, will be one of the bearers.
Obituary of Helen AUGUSTINE, Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Name of Deceased: AUGUSTINE, Helen
Name of Newspaper: Jacksonville Journal
Date of Obituary: Tues., Apr 22, 1924
Obituary: "Death Record"
"Deaths" - The death of Mrs. Helen Augustine of Bluffs, widow of Charles AUGUSTINE, occurred at Our Saviour's Hospital Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Death followed an attack of heart trouble which occurred about three o'clock, while Mrs. Augustine was visiting in the city. She had been suffering from heart disease for many months. Mrs. AUGUSTINE was well known in the Bluffs community and was 70 years of age at the time of her death. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the M.P. Church in Bluffs.)
Obituary of Elder Peter AUSMUS, Morgan Co Illinois ©2012 Submitted by: Robert Webb
Name of Deceased: AUSMUS, Peter, Elder
Name of Newspaper: SIGN OF THE TIMES
Date of Obituary:
Obituary: Brethern BEEBE;-- I have just received from Miss Annie T. AUSMUS some of the particulars of the death of her father, Elder Peter AUSMUS, of Brookfield, Mo., who departed this life at his residence, near that place, on Monday, Aug. 6, 1878, at 9 o'clock a. m., aged 67 years, 2 months and 6 days. She also sends me a brief sketch of her father's life, written by himself, with a request from the deceased that I should, after his death, prepare an obituary and send an abridged sketch of his life to be published in the SIGNS OF THE TIMES and the "Messenger of Peace." Elder AUSMUS was born in Powll's Valley, Tenn., May 30, 1811, and with his parents removed to the territory of Illinois in October, 1816, near Belleville. When he was twelve years old his oldest sister and her child died, and he became concerned about his lost and sinful state; but the lord spoke peace to his troubled soul, and he was enabled to rejoice in God his Saviour, and to love him and his people. But as he was young, and had doubts whether he was a Christian, he did not offer to join the church at that time. In 1824 they moved to Morgan County, Illinois, and in about 1828 he became much exercised again about religion, but did not yet join the church. On the 9th of July, 1829, he was married to Martha HUDSON BALLOU, and on the 15th of Oct. 1832, they moved to Brown Co., Ill., and the next year to Adams Co. In October, 1833, he became concerned afresh about his duty to God, and about the same time a division took place among the Baptists on the mission question. He being young and inexperienced, joined the Missionary party, who soon chose him as deacon, and also licensed him to preach. But by searching the scriptures he became dissatisfied with their doctrine and practice. After a painful trial about baptism, and heaving his wife and teo daughters among the new party, he was finally enabled to come out of Babylon and join the Old School Baptists, and was baptized by Eld. Wm. HOGAN, in 1848, in the fellowship of New Salem Church, Brown Co., Ill. He was soon licensed to preach, and in April 1852, he was ordained a minister by Elders Mastin DOTY, Wm. FORSYTHE and Wm. HOGAN. He had the care of Little Missouri and Bear Creek Churches till 1856. He then moved to Linn Co., Mo., and took the care of Liberty Church for three years. In March, 1859, he returned to Adams Co., Ill., and was pastor of Little Missouri and New Salem Churches for ten years. He then moved again to Linn Co., Mo., and stayed till 1871. Thence he moved to Coatsburg, Ill., and took charge of Little Flock Church, and in less than two years nineteen members were added to the little band. In 1873 he lost his house by fire, and then removed to his farm in Linn Co., Mo., and agin united with Liberty Church. In 1874 he joined a newly constituted church, near Laclede, called Concord, and was chosen its pastor. In 1877 he took the pastoral care of Bethel Church also, and faithfully served them both as long as he was able. Thus has ended an eventful and laborious life of toil and trouble, both in the ministry and in the secular affairs of life. I had known Elder AUSMUS for many years, and always found him to be faithful, prompt and energetic in all his engagements, both religious and secular; and as a minister he was an able and firm defender of the faith of the gospel. His health was on the decline for near five years, and he was taken away finally by pulmonary consumption. I learn that as he approached his end he was fully resigned to the divine will, and said to his ?brother (black spot on article) in attendance on him, "The lord ?will wake me up," and then fell asleep in Jesus ??? without a struggle.
He leaves a beloved wife, who had long since joined the O. S. Baptists, five children, eleven grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters and the churches he has served, to feel their sad loss. May the Lord support them, and resign them to his holy will.
Elder Wilson THOMPSON spoke on the occasion from Rev. xiv, 13, after which his remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Liberty Church.
I. N. VANMETER Macomb, Ill. Aug. 20, 1878
Obituary of Agnes AUSTIN (SEYMOUR), Morgan Co Illinois ©2006 Submitted by:
Name of Deceased: AUSTIN, Agnes (SEYMOUR)
Name of Newspaper: Waverly Journal
Date of Obituary: April 1906
Obituary: Mrs. Agnes AUSTIN, aged 82 years, died at the home of her son, Carlin AUSTIN, just west of town, Wednesday morning, April 25, at 1 o'clock, after an illness of several days. She had been quite ill, but he death at the time was wholly unexpected. She was the widow of the late Rev. John H. AUSTIN, and was familiarly known in this section.
She was also a sister of Mrs. J. M. HUTCHINSON, of this city. The funeral will occur Friday, at 11 o'clock, at Providence church, west of Franklin, and interment will be made in the church cemetery there. Services will be in charge of the Rev. J. M. ELDREDGE.
Agnes SEYMOUR AUSTIN, widow of the Rev. J. H. AUSTIN, and daughter of John and Sallie SEYMOUR, was born in Pierson county, N.C., Oct. 17, 1824. She departed this life at the home of her son 2½ miles northwest of Waverly, Ill., April 25, 1906, having attained the advanced age of 81 years, 6 months and 8 days. When she was 4 years of age her parents removed from North Carolina and settled on a farm near Franklin, Ill. She was converted and united with the Methodist church when about 20 years of age. The following year, on Dec. 25, 1845, she was united in marriage to the Rev. J. H. AUSTIN, who was for many years a local preacher of great acceptability and power, and who became a member of the Illinois conference in 1873, and for nearly 20 years sustained an effective relation in the conference.
Her husband died at Paris, Ill., September 26, 1893, in the 69th year of his life. To them were born nine children. Two died in infancy and three after they were grown. The four who survive are: Charles F. AUSTIN, of Fisher, Ill.; Mrs. J. H. GRANTHAM, of Irving, Ill.; Mrs. Joseph FISHBACK and Carlin A. AUSTIN, of Waverly, Ill. There are also left to mourn her departure five brothers and one sister; Robert and Edward of Franklin, Ill.; Jarrett and George, of Jacksonville, Ill.; Henry of Kansas, and Mrs. John HUTCHISON, of Waverly, Ill.
After the death of her husband she lived near Paris, Ill., until six years ago, when she moved with the family of her son Carlin AUSTIN, near Waverly, Ill. She was acquainted with the hardships and privations and prized as well the joys and rare privileges of service that belong to the itinerated. She lived a faithful and consistent Christian life.
In her last days she was bright and cheerful. She was sick but a few days, and her mind was unclouded to the last.
During her last moments she said goodbye to her loved ones, and asked them to meet her in heaven. She was given a vision of the heavenly city, and said she could see departed loved ones calling her home.
The funeral service was held in the Providence Methodist church of the Franklin circuit, and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. M. ELDREDGE, of Waverly circuit. The remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband in the cemetery adjoining the church and await the resurrection of the just.
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