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Sophia (Stephen) Perry 1847- 1912


Posted By: SGF (email)
Date: 8/31/2002 at 01:40:11

Miss Sophia Stephen was born in Fraserburgh, Scotland, Nov. 28, 1847. She joined the Presbyterian church of Scotland early in life. Her school life was spent in Edinburgh. She came ot America when she was 19 years of age, coming direct ot Postvile. On October 12, 1869, Miss Stephen and James Perry were united in marriage. They joined the Congregational church in Postville and were faithful, loyal members until they were called to their eternal home. To Mr. and Mrs. Perry were born four children -- Mae Josephine, (now Mrs. W.H. Thomas of Santa Ana, California); John W., now holding a government position in the Philippine Islands; Edgar James, who died May 21, 1887; and Mattie Sophia, (now Mrs. Peter Service) who resides in Postville. A few weeks ago Mrs. Perry was stricken with paralysis, and despite the best of medical skill and tender care of loved ones did not rally as was hoped for. On Saturday last she suffered a second stoke and sank rapidly, passing to her eternal rest during the early hours of last Sunday morning. Since the death of her husband, little more than a year and a half ago, she has greatly grieved, and to those close to her had oft expressed the longing of her heart to be again united with him, and hence death came to this good woman not as an enemy, but as a friend to consummate the reunion she had longed for. Mrs. Perry was a splendid type of christian womanhood. Her christian life was beautiful from its beginning to its close, and through all the vicissitudes and sorrows that she met in the way, her faith in God remained steadfast and stong. As a wife, mother and friend she was faithful, devoted and true. Her good deeds and splendid example will linger long with those who knew her, and many are they that will sorrow she is no more. Mrs. Perry was an old and honored member of Postville chapter No. 238, O.E.S., the members of which attended in a body. the funeral was held from the Congregational church Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. J.F. Childress officiating, assisted by Rev. W.W. Perry of Milwaukee, Wis. A large number of friends were present, thus attesting their love for the deceased [remainder cut off my copy]
- source: Postville Review, September 13, 1912


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