Lincoln County Obituaries

Below you will find a compilation of obituaries gathered from various newspapers by volunteers and families throughout Lincoln County. If YOU have an obituary for a Lincoln County resident and would like to add to this collection or, better yet, if you want to volunteer to transcribe obituaries please contact the county coordinator.

This page last updated: March 14, 2018

Allphin, Milton J.
The Lincoln County leader, 30 June 1911

At the home of his daughter, Mrs. CC McBride, at Eddyville, Saturday, June 24, 1911, Milton Jackson Allphin, aged 83 years. Deceased was born in Franklin county, Kentucky, November 7, 1828. In 1835, he moved to Schuyler county, Illinois, where he lived until 1847, when he migrated to Oregon, crossing the plains by ox team. He located in Linn county, where he lived several years, afterward living in Salem, where he took an active part in politics in the early '60's, being an ardent Democrat. He resided many years in Corvallis previous to 1884, when he moved to Little Elk, this county, and settled on a homestead, where he lived until about eleven years ago when he moved to Toledo. He resided here until a short time before his death, when he returned to Eddyville to make his home with his daughter. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Bowman, of Miller's station, Linn county, and three sons and three daughters - Mrs. AL Chitwood of Cottage Grove, Mrs. CC McBride of Eddyville, Thomas Allphin of Montana, Joseph and Eugenee Allphin, both of Portland and Mrs. WF Gray, also of Portland. He was laid to rest in Eddyville cemetery Sunday.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Altree, infant child
The Lincoln County leader, 12 Mar 1909

The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Carley Altree died last Monday, March 8th, aged about eight months.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Bakke, Martha

Martha Bakke, age 63 years of South Beach, Oregon died at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene, Oregon on December 5, 1997. She was born in Portland, Oregon on Jan 21, 1934 to Albert and Mary Young Larson. She had been a resident of South Beach for most of her life. She married Morris Bakke in Falls City, Oregon on May 9, 1974, he preceded her in death in 1996. For 20 years she had been employed as a bookkeeper of various company's in the Newport area such as Bob Farrington Excavation, Bill Shermer Construction and for Rich Belloni. Mrs. Bakke was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Fushia Lodge in Waldport, Or. She is survived by her mother, Mary Larson of Yachats, Or.; som, Marshall Taylor of Sapulpa, Ok.; daughters, Mary Spurgeon of Eugene, Or., Marsha Gaylor of Albany, Or.; sister, Mary Sarver of Yachats, Or. and four grandchildren. Additional Comments: Martha's first husband (father of her children) was Marshall L. Taylor. Sr and preceded her in death Sep 1971.

Submitted by Raande Loshbaugh

Bradway, Edwin
Maquoketa Record, 29 Mar 1905

A telegram received Wednesday by Riley Struble from Mrs. Hattie A. Bradway of Newport, Oregon, gives the sad intelligence of the death at that place, of Edwin Bradway of diabetes. A letter to Mrs. Struble a few days ago told of his extreme illness and now the Death Messenger has come. The telegram further states that his remains will be buried in Newport until fall. The deceased was about 61 years of age and a faithful member and a past commander of A. W. Drips Post, Grand Army of the Republic, having served in Company B, 26th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. He was a quiet unassuming man, but withal of sturdy uprightness of character; and his loss is a heavy one for the community. Two years ago at the time of the National Encampment of the G. A. R. at San Francisco he and his wife went to the coast, where they have since resided.

Submitted by Ken Wright

Burt, Judge S.V.
The Lincoln County leader, 06 Aug 1896

At his home in this city on Monday evening at 5:20 o'clock, August 3, 1896. Judge S.V. Burt, county judge, age 63 years, of consumption. The deceased had been a suferer for many months, and his death was daily expected. Funeral services were held at the court house on Wednesday at 11 a.m., after which the remains were laid to rest in the Toledo cemetery.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Buttler, Judith E.
The Morning Oregonian, 15 Jan 1911

Toledo, Or. Jan. 14 - After a long illness extending over many months, Mrs. Judith Emmaline Smith Butler died January 4 at the age of 83 years, at her home just across the river from this city, where she had lived for 45 years. She was the mother of eight children, six of whom survive her, Thomas, John, Rudrian of Lincoln county; Calvin, of Blodgett, Or.; Mrs. T.A. Hite, Walla Walla, Wash., and Mrs. C.A. Kelley, of Los Angeles. She also leaves nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Glenn and Orval Hite, of this city, are grandsons. She was born in McMinn County, Tenn. With her husband she came to Oregon from Illinois, settling in the Grande Ronde Valley. The following year they moved to Benton County and in January of the same Winter came to the Yaquina Bay, settling on the old homestead where she passed away. The burial was made beside her husband in the Toledo Cemetery.

Additional Comments: The newspaper article included a photo of Mrs. Judith E. Butler.

The Toledo Cemetery notes that she was the daughter of Thomas Smith.

Transcribed by Eellitta Stone

Conklin, Catherine
The Lincoln County leader, 30 Jun 1911

At her home in this city, Sunday, June 25, 1911, Mrs. Catherine Conklin, aged 72 years and 8 months. Catherine Miller was born in Mannheim, Germany, October 20, 1838. She was brought to the United States when a small child by her brothers, both of her parents having died. She was married to Hiram Golden when 16 years of age. There were two children born in this marriage, both of whom died while infants. Her first husband died in 1857 and, in 1859 she married Joseph S. Conklin in East St. Louis, Ill. She served two years as a nurse in the Union army during the Civil Was and received honorable mention therefor. With her husband she came to Toledo, in 1889. Her husband died in 1898. She is survived by a grandson, Harry R. Fant, of this place, and other relatives. Mrs. Conklin was a Christian woman, with a strong character and was loved and respected by all. Memorial services were held by the State G.A.R. and W.R.C. Encampment in session at Ashland last Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, on receiving word of the death of one of their faithful members. Funeral services were held at the ME church in this city Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. RJ Devenport. Interment was made in the Toledo cemetery.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Dixon, Fred P.
Monring Oregonian, 28 Oct 1904

Albany,Or., Oct.27-(Special)- Fred P. Dixon, an assistant car repairer of the Southern Pacific at this place, was run over by a freight car at about 1:30 this afternoon and fatally injured. Dixon was between a steel coal car and a flatcar making an airbrake coupling, when a switch engine, backing tow cars, coupled with the coal car, and the impact of the cars knocked Dixon down and he was run over. The wheels stopped directly over the injured man. Dixon's screams called the attention of the train crew to him and the car was taken off. It was found that the heavy steel car, weighing nearly 20 tons, had run over his right leg at the hip and ankle and his left leg at the knee. Medical asssistance was secured and the injured man given every attention possible,but he died on the train while being taken to a Portland hospital. Dixon was about 27 years of age. He was a Mason, Woodman, and Phillipine veteran. He left a wife and one child. The body was taken in charge by Dunning, McEntee & Gillbaugh at Portland, to be prepared for shipment to Sacramento,Cal

Transcribed by Sheron Faynor

"Doctor" Johnson
The Lincoln County leader, 17 Sep 1915

Doctor Johnson, the last of the Siletz tribe of Indians, died at his home at Camas Prairie, on the Upper Siletz, yesterday. Doctor Johnson, while being the last of his tribe, was probably the oldest Indian on the reservation, being considerably over a hundred years old. While his exact age is not known, still it is known that his life rounded out more than a century.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Dowling, Harry
The Lincoln County leader, 27 Dec 1918

Harry Andrews Dowling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Dowling of Yaquina, died December 18th, 1918, aged 17 years, 10 months 4 days, death being caused by Bronco-pneumonia which set in from a cold contracted after he had his tonsils removed, and a severe attack of asthma. Funeral services were held at the family home, December 20th, with interrment in the Newport cemetery. Deceased was born at Newton, Iowa, February 14th, 1901, but has spent most of his life on the bay here. He is survived by his father and mother and one sister, Mrs. Florence Ferr. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Ferr, Thomas
The Lincoln County leader, 05 Mar 1915

Thomas Ferr died at his home in West Yaquina February 27th, 1915, aged 76 years. Mr. Ferr was born in Caglaria, Sardina, Italy, in 1839; came to Yaquina Bay January 1, 1866; was married to Miss Jane Crigy December 18, 1868. Nine children were born to Mr, and Mrs, Ferr, as follows: Mrs. VD Boone, Miss Daisy Ferr, who live at home, Mrs. Ed Seidler, Mrs. JC Backus, Mrs. GH Damon, who lives at Toppnish, Wash., Msis Margaret, Francis and Royal, who live at home and Albert, who died some years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Ferr have fourteen grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Monday at ten o'clock a.m., conducted by Rev. Dr. Gwyn officiating. The casket was decorated with beautiful flowers. The interrment took place in Eureka cemetery. The pall bearers were pioneers and neighbors, as follows; Judge Fogarty, Frank Priest, William Matthers, Wm. Willis, Jack Vigars and FM Carter. Funeral Director OR Hollingsworth has charge of the arrangements. Mr. Ferr took up a homestead near Oyster City in 1866, where he lived until a few years ago when he sold the old home and moved to West Yaquina, where he lived to the time of his death, having bought the beautiful home overlooking the bay, formerly owned by Judge DP Blue. Mr. Ferr was one of the first settlers on the bay when the country was new and but few persons and, with his family, endured the hardships and privations incident to pioneer life. He identified himself with the moral, education, temperance and religious work of the community and also the industrial work. He was a member of the Methodist Church and raised a large family under the best of home influences. But few men have gone through as much exposure and hardships as Thomas Ferr. He engaged in farming, stockraising, oyster and fish business for nearly a quarter of a century. In the death of Thomas Ferr Yaquina Bay has lost one of her best citizens, a man possessed of a large measure of kindness, sympathy and toleration of the frailties and faults of human nature. A few days before he died he called the family around him and bid them farewell, saying not to weep for him as all was well. He set his house in order and then closed his eyes in this world and passed on, as we believe, to awaken in the elysium fields of God's paradise to begin the new and better life, which we are told, will never end. All the members of the family were present at his death except Albert, who died some years ago. Mr. Ferr lived in this country nearly half a century and saw it grow from a wilderness to its present state of development with the prospects of being one of the best parts of Oregon.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Frey, John J.
The Lincoln County leader, 27 Dec 1918

(Evening Telegram, Portland) The Dalles, Dec. 25 -- John L. Frey, formerly chief of police at Newport, died here last Monday, aged 32 years. He came here last July in the hope that the change would benefit his health, as he was suffering from tuberculosis. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, under the auspicies of the IOOF lodge, of which fraternity he, Mr. Frey, was a member. His wife and one son survive.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Hammond, Chris
The Lincoln County leader, 30 Jun 1911

At the family home four miles northwest of Toledo, Monday, June 26, 1911, Mrs. Chris Hammond, aged about 50, after an illness extending over many months.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Hand, William H.
Maquoketa Excelsior, 8 Nov 1912

The Excelsior publishes the following notice from the Newport Oregon Signal of the death of W. H. Hand, a former resident of Maquoketa: After an illness extending over a year or more, caused by valvular heart trouble, William Henry Hand died at the family home in this city, Tuesday evening October 22, aged 58 years. Mr. Hand, accompanied by his wife, came to Newport about one year ago, and few men during the length of residence, have made as many warm and sincere friends as did he. Warm hearted and interested in every movement calculated to benefit his fellows, he was active so far as his frail health would permit and attracted strong friends at once. Mr. Hand was born in Kosciusko County, Indiana, September 2, 1854, but for the greater part of his life was prominently identified with the business interests of Maquoketa, where he was engaged in the lumber trade. There his keen interest in civic affairs resulted in his being elected to the city council and holding other city offices frequently. He was also active as a church worker and was Superintendent of the M. E. Church Sunday School for a period of years. Public spirited, he was faithful to all trusts imposed on him and his sterling qualities of head and heart also made his home life most happy. He is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Olive Ray Metcalf to whom he was married about four years ago; also four children by a former marriage, one son and a daughter in Colorado and a daughter and son in Iowa, three brothers, Frank of Colorado, J. A. and J. M. of this county, and three sisters, one here and two in Oklahoma, also mourn the loss of an affectionate brother. The funeral service was largely attended and took place from the late home in this city, this afternoon, the Rev. C. T. Hurd officiating, interment in the Eureka Cemetery.

Transcribed by Ken Wright

Hawkins, Audrey & James
The Lincoln County leader, 27 Dec 1918

Audrey May Hawkins and James W. Hawkins, daughter and son of JH Hawkins of Elk City, died just one week apart, both being victims of the dreaded influenza. Audrey May Hawkins was born at Shoshone, Idaho, March 16th, 1892, and died at Elk City, Oregon, december 14, 1918, aged 26 years. James W. Hawkins was born at Prinville, Oregon, May 24th, 1903, and died at Elk City, Oregon, December 21st, 1913, aged 15 years. The Hawkins family has the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Kizor, George W.
Lincoln County leader, 02 Apr 1896

At Philomath, Oregon, on Saturday, March 28, 1896, Geo. W. Kizor, aged 73 years and one month. The deceased was an old pioneer of Oregon, coming across the plains in 1852, and settled in Benton county the next year. He was born in Ohio in 1823, and in 1846 he was married to Sarah Ann Freel, who still survives him. For many years the deceased has been sorely afflicted, being paralyzed four years ago. Since then he has been a subject of constant care by his family. For several weeks ha has bee on the verge of death, and his children have been constantly by his bedside. He leaves a wife and a family of four sons and three daughters. The remains were interred in the Newton cemetery on Sunday last.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Kizor, Sarah A.
The Lincoln County leader, 30 Jun 1911

At the home of her daughter, Mrs. CG Copeland, in Newport, Oregon, on Friday, June 23, 1911, Mrs. Sarah Ann Kiser, age 82 years, 1 month and 10 days. Deceased was born in Indiana and came to Oregon with her husband in 1852, being a member of one of the many bands of hardy pioneers that crossed the plains that year. She made her home in Oregon since that time, residing for the most part near Philomath. A few years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis, and being unable to care for herself, was taken by her daughter, Mrs. CG Copeland, to her home, where she was taken care of the balance of her lifetime. During her last years she suffered much, and particularly as the end of her life drew near. Her sufferings were born with a Christian fortitude, and death came to her as a welcome release. Her remains were interred in the Newton cemetery near Philomath last Sunday.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Knudson, Marion
The Lincoln County leader, 10 Oct 1913

At Albany, October 1st 1913, while undergoing an operation for strangulated hernia, Mrs. Marion Knudson, aged 78 years. She was born in Arandal, Norway and came to America about thirty-five years ago. She lived on North Beaver, this county, about twenty-five years. While living on the farm her husband died, leaving an only son, Carl, and his family, who now live at Newport, to mourn their loss. Mrs. Knudson was known for her cheerful disposition and her desire to help the needy and distressed. She had no enemies, but a host of friends. She will be missed. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chas. T. Hurd at the Presbyterian church. The interrment took place in Eureka Cemetery. The floral offerings were large and beautiful. A large number of friends and neighbors attended the services as last tribut of respect to their departed friend.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Looney, Noel N.
Lincoln County Leader, 14 Dec 1939
N. N. Looney of Siletz Passed After Brief Illness


Noel N. Looney, resident of the Siletz for the past eight years, passed away suddenly last Thursday evening at the Lincoln hospital, following an emergency operation.  Mr. Looney was 63 years of age, was in business at Corvallis for many years before coming to Siletz, having operated a cigar factory there.  He is survived by his widow.   Funeral services were held at Mayflower chapel Corvallis at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon with interment in Oaklawn Memorial park.   Mr. Looney was a member of Siletz grange and beloved by the members and other residents of that section.       
Note: His name should have been N(oel) L(ong) Looney.  His widow was Jessie Aurora (Hunter) Looney.  Noel L. Looney was later buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri.

Transcribed by Michele Matthews

McAlphine, Selma O.
The Statesman Journal, 17 July 1977

TOLEDO - Selma Ogilvie McAlphine, 98, Rt. 3, died Friday at a Newport nursing home. Born in Ohio, she was a resident of Toledo 41 years. Survivors include son, Lester, Toledo; six grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday in Restlawn Cemetery, Junction City. Arrangements are under direction of Bateman mortuary, Newport.

Transcribed by Chris Havnar

McCoy, Ellen
The Lincoln County leader, 12 Mar 1909

Miss Ellen McCoy of Salem died at Newport last Sunday morning at about eleven o'clock. Miss McCoy and her aunt were visiting with Mr. Osborne at Nye Creek. The remains were taken to Salem Monday morning for interment.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Miller, W.A.
The Lincoln County leader, 02 Mar 1900

WA Miller, aged 75 years, died at the home of Larkey Logan February 14 of pneumonia. He was born in Kansas and came to this beautiful valley last fall. He was laid to rest in Silets cemetery February 15, at 2 p.m. He leaves a wife here to mourn his loss.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Mumford, Col. Hale H.

In sorrow and with deep regret we record the passing of a well beloved citizen of Toledo, Oregon, affectionately known as Col. Hale. H. Mumford. He died Friday, April 4th, 1947 and his funeral was held in the Bateman chapel on Tuesday April 8th, 1947, under the auspices of the Rev. J.M. Wilson, who delivered a most inspiring sermon, amidst thousands of fragrant flowers, which testified to the high esteem in which he was held in the community where he had stamped his impression on so many activities by giving the best of his manhood to make this a better world in which to live. Interment in the family plot at Salem April 8, 1947.

Hale Helme Mumford was born in Rochester, Minn., August 8th, 1872. His father was Robert B. Mumford and his mother was Helen Philips. He leaves behind three brothers, one of whom was at the funeral, Maurice C., of Seattle, Arthur A., New Westminister, and Leonard J., Winnipeg. he leaves three daughters, Glady G. Williams, Toledo, Genie M. Davis, Salem, Gracie B. Gunderson, Toledo, and one granddaughter Sharon Ann Gunderson, Toledo, three son-in-laws, Leon Williams and Gilvert Gunderson, Toledo, and Harold E. Davis, Salem.

Col. Mumford resided in Rochester, Minn. Stewartville, Minn., Glyndon, Minn., Sadley, Sack -- from 1911 to 1915, when he moved to Salem, Oregon in 1915 where he resided until moving to Toledo in 1923. He identified himself with the community life, was active in the Drum Corps, Scout work, and took a leaving part in the C.D. Johnson 4-L organization. He was chairman of the Welfare committee and a most popular idol as Santa Claus at Christmas celebrations, beloved of all little children. He served in Co. L - 14th Minnesota Vol. Inf., enlisting April 26th, 1898 and was honorably discharged on October 18th, 1898. He was a Past Commander of Spanish American War Camp No. 20 located in Newport.

Our country has lost a good friend, the War Veterans a fine comrade, where he was loved and honored for his execitive ability, his gentle spirit and his great loyalty to the Flag, whose ideals he lived and reflected in all it Glory and purity. He will be remembered as a splendid Christian gentleman, a credit in every sense of the word to his home, and his country, which he so ably served. No spoken words can gild the grief that lays deep in the hearts of his children but we can say in the unaccustomed silence when his dear voice is stilled, when your heart is overflowing and the cup of sorrow filled, may the bright and certain knowledge of another life most fair, make easier, this bitter parting, until we journey there. "Taps are sounded. Lights are out. Our Soldier Rests."

Submitted by Cara Mumford

Rancourt, Leon
The Lincoln County leader, 17 Sept 1915

Leon Rancourt, one of the oldest residents of this bay, died at his home in this city last Tuesday, after a short illness, aged 86 years. Mr. Rancourt spent many years and a fortune propecting for oil in Lincoln county a few years back. He was always a hard working, honest man. He leaves an aged wife to mourn his loss. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to her in this hour of sad affiliction. Funeral services were held yesterday and the remains were laid to rest in Toledo Cemetery.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Ruhl, Charles H.
The Lincoln County leader, 30 Jun 1911

At the hospital in Corvallis, Oregon, on Friday, June 23, 1911, Charles H. Ruhl, aged 69 years, 3 months and 11 days. The deceased was born in Pennslvania, March 12, 1842. While a child his parents moved to Bell Plain, Iowa, where they resided for many years, and at which place a son, JH Ruhl, still resides. After passing his young life in Iowa the deceased went to idaho and Montana, where he spent several years on the frontiers, and where he followed mining and stage driving. in 1891 he came to Oregon, settling in Toledo, and for the balance of his life he mad his home in this county. The deceased was a man of more than ordinary character. He was of a disposition that made friends with everybody, and particularly was he a favorite with the children. In Toledo there are several young men and women that will feel that they have lost more than a friend in the passing of Charley Ruhl. Under a somewhat rough exterior beat a heart that was always alive to another's woes or sorrows and no person carried their griefs and troubles to Charley Rugh but what they found a friend and a comforter in so far as it was in his power to comfort. During his long residence in Toledo his position was most unique. Thoroughly trusted by every business man in town, it was no unusual sight to see him in charge of one merchant's business one day, while perhaps the next he would be in charge of the strongest rival's store, and no one objected thereto. He was a guide, counselor and friend to many people, and while he has resided away from Toledo for the past several years, yet there are many in this place that feel keenly his loss. For several years past he has made his home with Mrs. CG Copeland at Newport, and was at her home when his last illness overtook him. His illness was brief and severe. After being sick a few days at Newport it was seen that the proper care could not be given him there and he was sent to the hospital at Corvallis, where he died after being seven days in the hospital. He was buried in the Toledo cemetery on Tuesday, June 27th, the funeral services being held at the ME church in this place, being conducted by Rev. Pearce of Silets, a long time friend of the deceased.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Smith, JH
The Lincoln County leader, 17 Apr 1908

Died at Euclid, Oregon, on Friday, April 10, Mr. JH Smith. Mr. Smith was born in Pennsylvania. He removed from Newberg Oregon to Euclid, three years ago. He leaves a young wife who is the duaghter of Mr. and Mrs. Weidman of Euclid, and four small children. His father and two brothers also survive him. Mr. Smith was improving a homestead and in sawing down a tree the tree fell sooner than was expected striking him and injuring him internally also breaking both of his legs below the knees. He died from his injuries thirty-six hours after tha aaccident. In a railroad accident ten years ago he had both legs broken below the knees.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Towner, Willie
The Lincoln County leader, 02 Mar 1900

Willie Towner, aged 10 months, died at his home in Siletz February 19, 1900. He was taken sick Sunday night and everything was done for him, but in vain, and he is now "Safe in the arms of Jesus, safe on His gentle breast." The family have the sympathy of the entire community. A very large number attended the service held in the chapel. The school attended in a body and formed in open ranks for the procession to pass through. The pall bearers were four boys from the school. Special songs had been prepared by the choir and the service was very impressive. The little one was laid to rest in Siletz cemetery.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper

Wooding, Huldie
Lincoln County Leader, 02 Apr 1896

Mrs. Huldie Wooding, the beloved wife of Charles Wooding, departed this life March 20, 1896, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Dobson, on Wright's creek. The fata disease, consumption, has done its work in taking from our midst one so young, and one whome to know was to love. She was of a family of nine children, five boys and four girls, only one of which, Mrs. John Smith, now survives. The parents of the deceased have lived on the Bay for nine years, Mrs. Wooding growing into womanhood here. She was known as a lovely character, highly esteemed by all who knew her. During her illness she was cheerful, patient and affectionate, and in her loss we feel that "death loves a shining Mark." Everything was done that loving hearts and willing hands could do, and never was a husband more attentive than was hers. Yet we truly feel that our loss is her eternal gain. She was at peace with God and felt her Savior's presence near her. At the last moment she had a glimpse into that heavenly land of rest and exclaimed that she saw One clothed in white. A sweet smile was on her face, as of an angel. to those whose hearts are torn we can only commend them to the One who wept at the tomb of Lazarus, and pray that they may find peace. The neighbors were very kind, and considering the inconvenience of the place and condition of roads the funeral was well attended, there being about forty present.

Transcribed by Jeannette Harper