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Emaline Michener (1895)


Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 1/11/2007 at 19:34:33

Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, 22 Feb 1895
Page 3

Mrs. Michener departed this life Thursday morning. She was taken to New Sharon (Mahaska County) for burial.

Unknown Newspaper
Hiatt Obituary Collection
Madison County Historical Society

Emiline Michener died at the home of her son F.W. on Feb. 14th, 95, at 12:15 a.m. age 65 years 10m. 24 days.

She was born in Delaware county Ohio, March 21, 1849. Was married to David O. Michener Nov. 29, 1849. Four sons and one daughter are left to mourn the loss of a loving and self sacrificing mother.

Her christian experience began in early life and her testimony was very clear as to her prospects on the other shore. She often spoke of being ready and not afraid to die. A short time before she died, after rallying from a severe sinking spell her face seemed to shine with Heavenly light and she repeated the lines "Only waiting for the boatman" and asked all her friends to meet her in heaven. What could be more convincing as to the reality of christianity [sic] than this clear testimony in the very face of death.

A short service was held at the house at 3:30 p.m. The body was taken to New Sharon for burial and funeral services held there on Saturday which was largely attended by old friends and neighbors.


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