Lillie V. Hartsock 1862-1899
Posted By: Marcy Rose (email)
Date: 3/21/2008 at 21:18:59
Mrs. Lillie V. Hartsock was born in Grove City, Cass County, Iowa in 1862 and in early life removed with her parents to Kansas. Shortly after the latter returned to Iowa leaving their daughter to her own resources. In 1882 she came to Quincy and was shortly after married to Marion Hartsock who with her two sons survive her. Mrs Hartsock was a great sufferer for a long time until at last her mind gave way under the severe strain and her husband was advised to take her to the asylum at Clarinda for treatment. She died there on the 28th day of November and the remains were brought home for burial, the funeral services being conducted in the Quincy M.E.Church by Rev A.Y. Cupp on Tuesday November 28th.
The following lines were written by her sister Mrs. F.T. McKinley, of Massena:
Dearest sister you have left us
For yon happy golden shore,
But we hope to meet you there,
When our days of life are o'er.
Long lonely hours she watched and waited,
Her mother's face to see,
Until her mind was taken,
We know not the reason why.
But God our Heavenly Father
Doeth all things well;
Calm and serene was she
Waiting the time to come,
Patiently waiting for the day
When she would be called home.
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