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BROWN, Lydia 1844-1895

BROWN, FREED

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/21/2011 at 18:07:09

Gone to Her Eternal Home

Lydia, wife of Manasse Brown, died at her home in Melrose township, Grundy county, Iowa, Saturday morning, October 26th, 1895. Deceased was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, September 18, 1844. She came to Grundy county with her parents some 20 years ago and here she lived to the time of her death.

Lydia Ann Freed was married to Manessaeh Brown in September, 187? and for twenty-three years lived a happy and contented wife and was a true and faithful helpmeet to her devoted husband. In early life she was converted to Christ and lived a conscientious christian life all her days. Her death was unexpected and sudden and is deeply deplored by her loved ones and friends. She retired to her bed about 10 o'clock Friday night and about an hour later was taken suddenly ill with spasms and remained unconscious till death claimed her. Medical aid was summoned and everything possible was done to revive her, but without avail. She leaves to mourn her departure from life, a loving husband and daughter, a mother, two sisters and five brothers.

The funeral was held from Alice church Monday, October 28, 1895. Rev. C. H. Marsh preached a very touching and appropriate sermon. The remains were laid to rest in the Alice cemetery. The family have the sympathy of their friends and neighbors in their bereavement and sorrow. A happy home is broken up by the death of a good wife and mother, but her example of christian fidelity will be an incentive to those left behind to put their trust in the promises of Him who is the author of life and the Redeemer of all who trust in the saving power of Jesus.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 October 1895


 

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