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Obituary ~ Elizabeth M. (Mead) Chase
March 25, 1813 ~ January 07, 1894
Garden Grove Express
Garden Grove, Decatur County, Iowa
January 18, 1894
Elizabeth MEAD, wife of Lyman B. CHASE, died in Weldon, at her residence Jan. 7, 1894, at five p.m. from the effects of la grippe, at the advanced age of eighty years, nine months and thirteen days; was born on the 25th day of March, 1813; married to Lyman B. CHASE, in Pawling, New York, on the 28th of October, 1833, there was born to them thirteen children, six sons and seven daughters, of whom five preceded her, together with her husband, who preceded her one year and fourteen days; eight still remain, five sons and three daughters, Alvin H., D. Millard, Eugene L., Cyrus B., and Ulric Z., Mary E. WINTERS, Sarah A. MYERS, and Josephine N. FOSTER.
Mother CHASE was baptized by Elder HIGBY, of the Baptist, fifty-four years ago, in Pawling, New York. Six years after she united with the Christian church in Danbury, Conn, and since remained in fellowship with them. She was an earnest and devoted christian.
Mother CHASE immigrated to this county from Pawling, N. Y. in the spring of 1855, and made her home a pleasant resort for her many friends and neighbors, caring much for the needs of her household and acquaintance. She was kind and loving to all. They moved from the farm to Weldon in 1890, where she has since resided.
The funeral sermon was preached by Elder UTZ, after which her remains were deposited in the Garden Grove cemetery beside her husband, attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends.
The HORNET extends sympathy to the bereaved friends in this the saddest hour of their lives, knowing by experience the loss of mother to be the saddest of all. - Hornet.
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December 5, 2003