Coolidge, Martha W. 12/1/1814-3/18/1891
Posted By: Karen Bergquist Uhr
Date: 1/28/2009 at 22:22:35
Martha W. Coolidge, daughter of Edward and Betsy Merrill was born in Norevay, Maine. December 1st 1814. She was married to Orlando Coolidge, March 8th, 1837. They removed the same year to Winnebago County, Ill., and in 1866 removed to Bonaparte. Her husband died in May 1867, and she was called to join him March 18, 1891.
She left behind her three brothers, three children and several grand children to mourn her departure.
The funeral services were held at her late residence, March 19th. Rev. E. Y. Carl of the M.E. church, read a passage of scripture offered prayer, and a choir sang, "The Sweet Bye and Bye," afterwhich the friends and relatives viewed the remains, when she was laid to rest in the Bonaparte cemetery.
Source: newspaper unknown
Margaret Johnson Meek scrapbook
Van Buren Obituaries maintained by Rich Lowe.
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