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August, 1896

from a loose clipping, source unknown 4 August 1896
Louisa Ann Wright was born November 20th, 1816, in Herkermer County, N. Y. She was married February 5th, 1840 to Churchel Edwards. They came west and settled in Avon, Lake County, Illinois, where she has since lived on the same farm until her death, which occurred August 4, 1896. Churchel Edwards died August 30, 1881. Six children were born to them, four of whom are living—all in Lake Co. and near the old home. When about eight years of age, Mrs. Edwards became a christian and has been an earnest and consistent one all her life. A faithful wife and mother she has gone to her reward, regretted by all who knew her. Her's a long, useful and christian life, what more to say?
from a loose clipping, source unknown 15 August 1896
Last Saturday morning Mrs. Helen Sutherland, wife of Alexander Sutherland, Sr., passed away. She had been a great sufferer for more than a year and a half. She was a woman of highly moral and religious character and had no enemies and many friends. She looked forward with a great composure and rejoicing to the change that awaited her. Her only son was wrecked on the ill-fated steamer Colima, but who is now a resident of Gautamala came home to see his mother this summer. Her daughter, Mrs. Clark, who has cared for her mother through all the weary suffering, is deserving of much credit for herself denying labors, the care of a family and a little infant resting upon her. Mrs. Sutherland's daughters are Mrs. Geo. Young of Escanaba, Mich., Mrs. James McGregor, of Libertyville; and Mrs. James Dawson, Morris, Ill., were all present at the funeral, which was held at the church Sunday afternoon, Rev. S. A. Harris officiating. The interment was in the beautiful cemetery east of Millburn. The funeral was largely attended by friends far and near.
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