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Ruth H. Smithers Caldwell
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Birth: May 8, 1838
Death: Jul. 4, 1903

Ogdensburg Journal - July 15, 1903
Millville - Mrs. Thomas Caldwell departed this life at her home in Heuvelton at 7pm, July 4th. She was born in or near Heuvelton, May 8, 1838. She was married to Thomas Caldwell June 16, 1863. There were born into this family six children, namely four sons and two daughters. She leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn her loss in connection with her bereaved companion. Two sons died in their youth, namely Jeffery Caldwell, aged 11 years, and John C. Caldwell, aged about 15 years. The last few weeks of her life were fraught with extreme suffering. She triumphed over pain and left a clear testimony to her companion, children and friends that she had a victory over the last enemy and that she was going where pain would be felt and feared no more forever. Her maiden name was Ruth Smithers. She was soundly converted in the days of her childhood. She was a great lover of the old fashioned Methodist camp meeting, where her young Christian life took on strength for life duties and battles. A part of her youth was spent in the Methodist parsonage in Heuvelton, in the families of Revs. A. C. Woodard and C. E. Jewell here. She imbibed a love for the Methodist ministry which never left her and made her intensely loyal to the pastors of the church. She was one among the few to welcome the new pastor to her home and hospitality. Her pastors will remember her with kindest regards. When near her end loved ones gathered around her bed to listen to her words of triumph and receive her last counsel and admonition. Ruth Caldwell was a good wife and counselor, a loving mother, a good citizen, a firm friend, a strong temperance worker, a good Christian. She was not gifted in song, testimony or praise, but in almsdeeds she excelled. The children, with their bouquets in hand came to her last resting place to call her blessed.
Farewell, our dear friend, farewell,
How much we loved thee none can tell
We hope to meet thee again
in yon bright world free from pain 
Family links: 
  Thomas Caldwell (1837 - 1915)
  John O. Caldwell (1872 - 1878)*
  Jeffery E. Caldwell (1874 - 1874)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Wife of Thomas
Hillcrest Cemetery
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: May 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27057757


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