STEPHENSON, Mary 1830 - 1905
STEPHENSON, WRIGHT, PETERSON, GRAVES, MCCONKEY, DAVIS, SWANSON
Posted By: Doris Challis (email)
Date: 12/16/2003 at 20:07:03
"The Fairfield Tribune"
Wednesday, October 11, 1905
Page 7, Column 5
Last Saturday the funeral services over the remains of the late Mrs. Samuel STEPHENSON were held in the Baptist church at Lockridge..... Interment in the Lockridge cemetery. Miss Mary WRIGHT was born in Lincolnshire, England, Dec. 13, 1830. She died at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Alex PETERSON, near Rome, Iowa, Oct. 4, 1905, age 74 y. 9 m. and 21 days. Deceased was married to Thomas GRAVES in 1849. They came to America in the year 1850 and located in Illinois. Mr. GRAVES met death by accidental drowning in the Father of Waters near the city of Burlington, Iowa, in the year 1856, leaving his wife with three then small children--Mrs. James McCONKEY, of Pocatello, Idaho; Thomas, who suffered death in a snowslide in Nevada in 1893, and John of Pentz, Calif.
Two years later Mrs. GRAVES came to Lockridge, Iowa, and was married to Mr. Samuel STEPHENSON on the 5th of July 1858. Mr. STEPHENSON died at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Lyman DAVIS in this city, Jan. 2, 1893. To this union eight children. Those now living are: Richard, of Turtle Lake, N. Dak.; Mrs. Lyman DAVIS of this city; Alfred and Mrs. Theo SWANSON, of Pocatello, Idaho, and Mrs. Alex PETERSON of Rome, Iowa.....The remaining children, Abel and Margaret, died in early age.
"Sleep well: Through every changing year,
The night winds sing their requiem 'round'
Thy low, green mound,
Bedewed with many a tear;
Sleep well, thou who are crowned;
For thee, it was so long to know
Earth's sorrow and unrest;
O'er thee will summer blossoms blow,
O'er thee will sift the winter's snow;
Sleep well, thou who are blessed."
Transcribed by Doris Challis from Jefferson County Records, Vol. 3. Not related to the subject.
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