|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1869|
|Death: ||Feb. 24, 1911|
Phoebe was the daughter of Milton and Melvina (Trees) Coffin. She was raised in the Quaker faith.
OBITUARY, Rushville [IN] Daily Republican, Friday, February 24, 1911:
Woman Answers Death Angel's Call
Mrs. Albert McMichael, 41 Years Old, Succumbs at Her Home Southwest of Arlington
Six Children Survive Her
Mrs. Phoebe McMichael, wife of Albert McMichael, died at her home about three miles southwest of Arlington today about noon. Dropsy of the chest is given as the cause of her demise. She had been ill for some time and her death did not come unexpected. Mrs. McMichael was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Coffin, both of whom are dead. She was forty-one years old, and is survived by her husband, six children, the oldest of whom is seventeen years, and one sister, Mrs. Jasper Northam. Two brothers have gone before her to the grave. No arrangements have been made for the funeral, but it is believed that it will be held at the Wesleyan Methodist Church which is in that neighborhood some time Sunday.
SUMNER community column - Rushville [IN] Daily Republican, Thursday, March 2, 1911:
The funeral of Phebe McMichael was held at the Wesleyan church Sunday afternoon.
OBITUARY, Unknown paper and date, probably a Wesleyan Methodist Church publication as J. J. Coleman, the author, was a Wesleyan minister:
McMichael. - Phoebe A., daughter of Milton and Melvina Coffin, was born in Waldron, Ind., February 2, 1869, died at her home near Arlington, Ind., Feb. 24, 1911; aged 42 years and 22 days. She was married to A. N. McMichael, August 18, 1892. To this union were born six children, Nellie, Lena, Loren, Carson, Edna and Harold. Her parents preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn their loss, a sister, her devoted husband, the six children, and many friends. She was converted under the ministry of Sister Mattie Worth Moore, and Brother W. L. Northam, Sept. 29, 1890, and united with the Wesleyan church at Blue River, under the pastorate of Brother W. J. Seekins, in the autumn of the same year. She became fully established in her religious experience during the pastorate of the write in 1902, and remained faithful to God and the church of her choice till she swept on to the Church above. She had been in declining health for the past year, following an attack of pneumonia at that time. During her last illness which was very severe for a week prior to her death being informed that she could not recover, she smiled resignedly to the providence of God, and continued to give praise to God. She died in peace, and adds one more soul to the assembly of the redeemed who have gone to their reward. Funeral services were conducted by the writer assisted by her pastor, Sister Cerena Jay. May we all live to meet her where parting is no more. -- J. J. Coleman
Albert Newton McMichael (1864 - 1947)
Lena May McMichael Anderson (1895 - 1964)*
Loren Kennedy McMichael (1896 - 1984)*
Nellie Olive McMichael Hardin (1897 - 1971)*
Carson Albert McMichael (1899 - 1972)*
Edna Irene McMichael Dooley (1901 - 1976)*
Harold Coffin Jennings McMichael (1907 - 1966)*
Blue River Wesleyan Cemetery
Created by: K. Pruet
Record added: Mar 15, 2009
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