|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1842|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 1924|
Lottie McDonald, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred McDonald, was born in Illinois, March 17, 1842, and died at the home of her daughter, near Hamburg, on November 15, 1924, aged 82 years, 7 months and 28 days. Her childhood was spent at the home of her birth, and it was there that she met and married Benjamin Rawlings, the ceremony being performed in Springfield, Ill., March 6, 1861.
To this union 9 children were born, five girls and four boys. The surviving are, Edward and William of Sidney, James of Omaha, John of Nebraska City, and one daughter, Mrs. Nan King, who lives near Hamburg, where she spent the last three months of her life, and where every care that loving hands and a devoted child could provide. Besides her children she leaves a twin sister, Aunt Polly, who sat by and comforted her in her last days. Two weeks ago she asked her twin sister to read a chapter from the bible, and the two joined in singing her favorite song, "The White Pilgrim". The deceased was a member of the Baptist church, having always been active in the work as long as her health would permit. She was in poor health for several years, but was cheerful through all her sickness. Besides her children and sister, she leaves sixteen grandchildren, sixty-seven great grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Hamburg on Monday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. O. Staples, and interment was made in the Hamburg cemetery.
The Hamburg Reporter, November 1924
Grandma Rawlings who has been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Nan King, near Hamburg died Saturday afternoon. She was quite old and has been very poorly for some time.
The Sidney Argus, November 20, 1924
Nancy McDonald (____ - 1891)
B F Rawlings (1837 - 1877)
Nan King (1870 - 1948)*
John R Rawlings (1871 - 1949)*
William L Rawlings (1876 - 1935)*
Jennie Rawlings (1877 - 1877)*
Mary McDonald (1841 - 1925)*
Charlotte McDonald Rawlings (1842 - 1924)
Note: Cemetery records were poorly kept at this time. Several of the family are buried in this cemetery with headstones but are not in the cemetery records.
Plot: Section D, Row 1 ?
Created by: Terri Snyder Satchwell
Record added: Jul 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113903602
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