April 9, 1896 Obituary of Mary (Comfort) Wickersham

From the Flushing Observer, Thursday, April 9, 1896, page 4, col. 1:

Wickersham, Mary - Obituary

The remains of Mary W. Wickershan [sic] were brought to this village Monday evening and placed in the vault until yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock, when a short service was conducted at the grave by Rev. S. S. Clarke, and interment was made in the village cemetery. Deceased was born in Orange county, N.Y., December 14, 1804. At the time of her death, which occurred Sunday[1], she lived with a grand-daughter[2] at Rattlerun[3]. The funeral was held from her late residence Monday and the remains were brought here for burial as above stated. Mrs. Wickershan had been a member of the Baptist church for 72 years, was a devoted wife[4] and mother, and had taken a prominent part in church work during her life. She was the mother of five children, only one of whom survive her, Mrs. A. H. Lacy[5], of this village. She had many friends here.

[1] April 5, 1896

[2] Alberta (Lacey) McConnell

[3] Rattlerun, Michigan

[4] She married Jesse Wickersham on May 12, 1830

[5] Angelina (Wickersham) Lacey


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