BOURNE, Cornelia 1843-1921
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/10/2016 at 13:16:05
Another Good Mother Is Called To Eternal Rest
Mrs. J. C. Bourne Passes Away Wednesday Surrounded By Her Children
Grundy Center Resident 46 Years
Had Been a Patient Sufferer for Many Years and Almost Helpless the Past Few Years
Mrs. James C. Bourne passed away at her home in this city June 1st, 1921, at 10 o'clock a.m., surrounded by all of her children who came from far and near during the past week to be at her bedside when the parting came.
Mrs. Bourne had been a sufferer from rheumatic ailments for about twenty years, and for the past fourteen years was able to get around only with the aid of a wheeled chair, being almost helpless during these latter years.
While she had been a great sufferer for many years Mrs. Bourne had been most tenderly cared for by her daughters, Mrs. Price and Miss Nelia, the latter having during all these years been a constant companion to her mother and ministered to her every want as only a loving and dutiful daughter could do sacrificing much of her own pleasure that her mother should not want.
It is difficult to pay a fitting tribute to the memory of so good a woman as Mrs. Bourne whose loving kindness and beautifying influences were as spotless and charming as was ever possessed by any of the noble women who have lived and died during the ages that are gone. She was a kind neighbor, a loving wife and mother, a christian woman. What truer or better euolog could be paid the departed?
The last spirit left her frail body on her seventy-eighth birthday.
Cornelia Eliza Moon was born in Clyde, Wayne County, New York, June 1, 1843. Her parents, George W. and Clarissa C. Moon, spent the larger part of their youth in that village, and reared their family there. One sister, Mrs. C. H. Hamilton, still lives in Clyde.
She was married on September 23, 1863, to James C. Bourne, of Lyons, N.Y., and they lived in Lyons until 1875, when they, with their family of five children, moved to Grundy Center where they have since resided. Mr. Bourne passed away five years ago, and at the time of his demise he was the oldest business man in this county. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bourne were members of the Episcopal church, but having no established church here they have always affiliated with some one of our local churches.
The surviving members of the Bourne family are: George T., of Clear Lake, Iowa; Frederick J., of Minneapolis, Cornelia L. and Mrs. Charles C. Price of this city, and J. Nye of Washington, D.C. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Fred C. Bourne, of Minneapolis, Minn., Miss Louise Price, of this city, and Misses Ruth and Margaret Bourne of Clear Lake.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 1:30 from the house, Rev. Benbow, of the Presbyterian church, having charge of the services, assisted by Rev. Fisher, of the Methodist church and Rev. Alexander of the Baptist church. Her favorite passage of scripture, the twenty-third Psalm, will be used as the text for the funeral sermon. Miss June Peters will sing "I'm a Pilgrim, I'm a Stranger," which was also sung at Mr. Bourne's funeral.
Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery west of town.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 2 June 1921, pg 1
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