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Mt. Hamill
Death of Edith J. (Griffis) Henry
January 3, 1901

Mrs. D. J. Henry.

The sad news reached Humeston last Thursday of the death of Mrs. D. J. Henry, which occurred at Keokuk at an early hour that morning. She had been taken to Keokuk a few days before with the hope of finding relief from the severe illness she was suffering with. But the hope was in vain, and she passed away about one o'clock Thursday morning. Mr. Henry returned home that day with the remains, and the funeral services were held from her late home Friday.

Edith J. Griffis was born January 3, 1871, at Mt. Hamill, near Ft. Madison, Iowa. Here she grew to womanhood and was educated. In 1887 she united with the Presbyterian Church at Mt. Hamill, and lived a life of Christian devotion. On July 10, 1889, she was united in marriage with D. J. Henry, of Humeston, the fruit of which union is two children, Margherita, aged seven and Richard Mack, aged four.

The death of Mrs. Henry caused the deepest sorrow in the hearts of everyone who had the honor of her acquaintance. She was a woman of such beauty of character, so Christianly in all her words and acts, that she won the love and friendship of all. Educated and refined, she loved that which gave the most happiness and sunshine in this world, and made life the most beautiful. Her whole life was full of good and beautiful, and noble acts, that will ever endear her in the hearts, and in the memory of every friend.

Te funeral services were held at her late home, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. S. McClure, of the Presbyterian Church. The P. E. O. society, of which she was a member, also participated in their beautiful burial service, both at the home and at the grave. A large concourse of people attended the service, and followed her to the Humeston cemetery, where she was laid to rest.


With desire to express our most heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends who gave such generous help and consolation, in our deep bereavement.

D. J. Henry
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McHenry


Whereas, Our heavenly Father has called our sister, Edith Henry, from our midst, and we, Chapter A.N. of P. E. O., sincerely mourn the loss of one of our dearest sisters.

Resolved, That in her we have lost a most faithful and exemplary member and one who was dear to us all.

Resolved, That we extend to those dear to her our heartfelt sympathy, knowing they have lost a faithful wife and mother, and true sister.

"All those who journey, soon or late,
Must pass within the garden's gate;
Must kneel alone in darkness there,
And battle with some fierce despair.
God pity those who cannot say,
"Not mine but thine" who only pray
"Let this cup pass" and cannot see
The purpose in Gethsemane."

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, city papers, P. E. O. Record, and entered as the Society Record.

Lillie Hall
Minnie Benge
Mabel Axline

Source:  The Humeston New Era, Wednesday, January 9, 1901

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