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FORD, Carrie 1838-1895


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/21/2011 at 17:41:58

The death of Mrs. E. A. Ford occurred Monday afternoon at three-thirty o'clock. She had been confined to her bed about ten days with her chronic troubles, and suffered greatly till relieved by death. Her funeral was conducted from the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Allen officiating. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. Obituary next week.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 October 1895

A Good Woman Gone Home

Died, at her home in Grundy Center, Iowa, October 14, 1895, Mrs. Carrie Ford, wife of E. A. Ford, aged 57 years, 10 months and 6 days.

She was born in Rochester, New York, January 7th, 1838. Early in life she was bereft of both father and mother and lived in the home of her brother at Wayne, Michigan, until her marriage to E. A. Ford November 24th, 1850. After marriage she went with her husband to Waupon, Wisconsin, where they lived until the spring of 1868, when they came to Grundy Center, and this has been their home since that date.

At the age of 18 years she was converted to Christ and united with the Baptist church at Plymouth, Michigan. She was a member of the Baptist church to the day of her death. She lived a beautiful christian life that overflowed with kindness and love toward all she met, and was thus like Christ. Her death casts a gloom over her loved ones and over the church of which she was a member. Beloved by those who knew her she will be greatly missed. She had been a constant but patient sufferer for years and leaves behind her a husband, one son and one daughter and their children.

The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church Wednesday, October 16, 1895, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. W. F. Allen, her pastor, officiating. The altar was beautifully draped, and kind friends placed floral offerings upon the platform and casket. The Silent Circle of King's Daughters, of which she was a member, attended in a body and each wore a bow of purple ribbon, the color of the ordor, and they also brought as an offering their cross filled with purple pansies. They will miss her and they deplore her death with unfeigned sorrow, for she was a true and faithful King's Daughter. The remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of sympathizing friends. The wife and mother will be missed greatly, and the bereaved ones have the universal sympathy of the entire community in their affliction.

The family feel indebted to their many friends for their many expressions of sympathy during the sickness and death of the dear wife and mother who has passed beyond the need of all earthly assistance.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 October 1895


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