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Jane G. Albert 1818-1904


Posted By: Sharyl Ferrall (email)
Date: 4/13/2007 at 04:17:03

Mrs. Jane G. Albert, a former Lansing pioneer resident, died June 18 at Salem, Oregon, aged about 86 years.

~ALLAMAKEE JOURNAL AND LANSING MIRROR, JUNE 26, 1929, from the Looking Backward Twenty-five Years Ago (1904) column
~transcribed by Ann Krumme
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LAST SUMMONS -- Mrs. Jane G. Albert Passes Quietly Away at her Home In This City -- She Was a Noble Christian Woman Whose Whole Life Was Devoted to her Family and Work of Charity -- Was a Member of the Presbyterian Church. -- Mrs. Jane G. Albert, widow of the late E. T. Albert, died at her home at the corner of Mill and Winter streets, in this city, at 11:35 o'clock last night, of the infirmities attending old age.
Jane Gilchrist was born of Scotch parentage in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1818, and was the eldest of a family of seventeen children. In 1819 the Gilchrist family removed to Wheeling West Virginia, where in 1837, Jane was married to Eben T. Albert. In 1855 Mr. and Mrs. Albert moved to Ohio and later to Lansing, Iowa, where they resided until 1881, when they came to Salem. Mr. Albert died in 1899 aged 84 years.

Mrs. Albert was a noble Christian woman, whose whole life was devoted to her family and to work of charity. In the Presbyterian church, of which she was a member from childhood, she took a prominent part in the active work of the Home and Foreign Missionary Societies and the work of her hands has supplied the necessities of the poor in this and other lands. Until the day of her death she retained the full use of her mental faculties and until the last few weeks she was physically able to keep up the needle-work in which she has found so much pleasure in her declining years.

Out of a family of ten children, eight are living. They are John H. Albert, Mrs. Elizabeth Holton and Mrs. Sarah H. Robinson, of Salem; Mrs. G. A. Rockewell, Portland; Mrs. C. D. Purdy, Salem; E. T. Albert, Columbus, Ohio; George W. Albert, Lansing, Iowa; and Thomas G. Albert, Salem. She also leaves twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She leaves two brothers and one sister, the youngest of the family of seventeen being W. W. Gilchrist, president of the Bank of Wheeling, West Virginia.

The funeral will be conducted from the residence Sunday afternoon, complete arrangements to be announced later.

~Obituary is from the Salem Pioneer cemetery website, where additional details can be found:

Salem Pioneer Cemetery

Allamakee Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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