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Betsy Ann Hilton

Vinton Review; June 22, 1899

JACKSON TOWNSHIP June 21, 1899, Mrs. Peter N. Hilton died Tuesday evening at 10:25 after an illness of a few days. Her life has been a long and useful one. She was born January 4, 182l; was married October l2,1844; nine children blessed this union. Two of them preceded their mother-three were present at the funeral. A loving mother, a true friend, a good neighbor has left us. We who have known her so long remember many little deeds of kindness, the memory of which is very pleasant. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Nichols of Mt. Auburn. The ladies quartette furnished the music. The pall-bearers were Milo Whipple, Perry Kearns, Evert Tilson, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Abbott and Jerome Jenks. The remains were laid to rest at Carlisle Grove Cemetery.
Vinton Eagle; June 23, 1899
Obituary-Eagle June 23, 1899-Died-at the home of her daughter, June 13, 1899, Mrs. Peter Hilton aged 78 years.

Betsy Ann Halet was born in Wayne County, New York, married Peter N. Hilton. Nine children were born to them all of which are living except two. They were present at her funeral.

Mrs. Hilton survived her husband a number of years. The final summons came rather unexpectedly. She was sticken Friday and died the next Tuesday.

A large number of friends gathered at the home of the daughter to pay their last respects to the departed one, Thursday June 15. Rev. Nichols of Mt. Auburn conducted funeral services, a quartette of four ladies sang old hymns.

A compnay of friends followed the remains to their last resting place at Carlisle Grove cemetery.

Here was a good life. To her, little children clung for sympathy and affection. Within her own family did her light shine most brightly, but while she was a good wife, and mother, a good grandmother, her sympathies extended to her neighbors and friends as we who have known and loved her, recall the many little kind deeds that live on and after the body is dust. Her faith in God was not exactly orthadox but while it was not orthadox it was a bright hope to her and we may rest assured that her loving spirit has gone to join the loved ones in the land where partings never come and loved bright radiance never grow dim.

{Submitter comment: Two obituaries Vinton Review & Vinton Eagle.}

Submitted on 10-Jul-2010 by
Martha Long,

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