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McMillan, Martha A. (Brierly) 1860 – 1897

MCMILLAN, BRIERLY

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 9/14/2017 at 14:00:18

Iowa Plain Dealer March 9, 1897, FP, C6

MCMILLAN At her home in Cresco, on Thursday, March 4,1897, Martha A., wife of James McMillan, aged 36 years, 6 months and 28 days. Martha A. Brierly was born in Philadelphia, Penn., Aug. 6, 1860, and came to Iowa with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brierly, in 1870. On February 14, 1884, she was married to James McMillan, and to them five children have been born, four girls and a baby boy, born Feb. 8, 1897.
She was converted and united with the Baptist church in 1879. Though a great sufferer from such a complication of diseases as baffled all efforts of relief, she was patient and resigned, giving evidence in her lucid moments that her mind was stayed on God, singing snatches of hymns about the glory beyond and saying near the end “God knows best, God knows best.” The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Baptist church, Rev. S. H. Mitchell officiating and preaching in the theme: “The sympathy of Christ with bereaved humanity and His power over death, founded upon the story of his weeping over Lazarus. The interment was in Oak Lawn cemetery.
The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of all in their heavily-felt bereavement, it being the first death in the Brierly family for thirty years, and especially does the sympathy of our public go out to the bereaved husband and the motherless little ones so early bereft of a mother’s tender care and watchfulness.

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