MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 95
submitted by Ronna Thuman, November 14, 2007
MRS. W. P. WRIGHT
At her home in Montpelier Township, after an illness of 5 ˝ months, of internal cancer, at 11:15 o’clock a. m., Sunday, May 16, 1880, MRS. ELIZABETH WRIGHT, wife of W. P. Wright, Esq., aged 55 years, 5 months and 16 days.
Funeral services at the house at 12 o’clock to-morrow. Burial at the Parr graveyard in Fulton Township.
BUFFALO, Iowa, May 17, 1880.
Yesterday, the Angel of Death entered the home of Mr. W. P. Wright, of Montpelier township, Muscatine county. Mrs. Nancy E. Wright, the deceased, was born in North Carolina, January 1st, 1825. She was united in marriage to Mr. W. P. Wright, April 5th, 1849. By this union there were eight children—four girls, Mrs. Wm. Webster, Mrs. Eutsler, Misses Ella and Katie, and four boys, Jackson, Edward, William and George. All survive but Katie, who died when a child. The good mother lived to see her boys and girls grow to manhood and womanhood, but was herself yet in the prime of life. To her, death was a welcome visitor, for she has suffered intensely since December last. Her disease was cancer. Mrs. Wright was a member of the Methodist church, and was fully prepared to meet death. Thus a noble wife, an affectionate mother and a dear friend has crossed the river to meet her loned ones gone before, for we remember that to the Christian death is only a parting for a little time, while the happy meeting to some will last forever. Her life was no idle one: for years she tried to make home happy and to lighten the burdens of her husband. The remains will be interred in the cemetery at Muscaitne, Wednesday.
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