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Eliza (Chezum) Walker (1887)

CHEZUM, WALKER

Posted By: Cay Merryman (email)
Date: 8/2/2004 at 22:42:23

Newspaper Unknown
May 1887

Last Monday evening a week ago, Mrs. Eliza Walker, whose life has been, as it were, hanging in the balance for so long, quietly and peacefully sank to rest.

Miss Eliza Chezum ws born in Harrison county, Ohio, on the 17th day of January 1820, and at the time of her death was in her 68th year. At an early day she moved with her parents to Park county, Indiana. When she grew to womanhood she was married to her now sadly bereaved husband, to whom she proved a true companion, and faithful wife.

In 1844 she went with her husband to make her home in Edgar county Ill. They removed from there to Iowa in the fall of '47, and settled in Mahaska county. The family resided in Pella for 28 years and then located in Truro where she and her aged husband continued to reside until her death. To them were born three sons and three daughters, five of whom have crossed over the dark river of death, and will be the first to greet them as they step on the unknown shore. The one son still living is settled well in life at Lacrosse, Kansas.

Mother Walker united with the M. E. church 56 years ago, and journeyed with that class of Christian people up to the present time. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Guyer of Indianola, after which the solemn procession proceeded to the cemetery at Ebenezer, where her remains were laid to rest until that great day when the grave shall give up its dead and the great reunion of friends shall occur which will last throughout eternity.

(penciled note on clipping says 1888)


 

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