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Mary Ramsey Bostwick
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1816
Wythe County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1882
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA

Waco, Texas Newpaper

BOSTWICK - In Waco, Texas, June 15th, 1882, after an illness of three weeks, Mrs. Mary Bostwick, wife of Mr. H. G. Bostwick.

She was born in Wythe county, Va., Sept. 26th, 1816. Her father, Mr. Thomas Ramsey, returned to Peoria county, Illinois, in 1836. He was an esteemed ruling elder in the Brunswick church. He died in 1854. His widow, Mother Ramsey, as she was long known, only prceeded the daugher a few weeks having died at Milford, Texas, on the 18th of last April. She was a faithful and greatly beloved member of the Milford chruch for many years.

About the year 1838, the subject of this sketch made a profession of faith and became a communicant in the Presbyterian church. She was married in the year 1840 to Harmon G. Bostwick, and for more than forty years they shared the cares and joys of domestic life, and walked together as disciples of their Lord. The husband being a ruling elder before removal to this State, has done faithful service in that honorable office for more than a quarter of a century in the Presbytery of Central Texas, first in the church at Milford, and for the past fifteen years at Waco.

The wife was a fit companion and helper to her husband. She was of a retiring nature, and her full worth could only be realized by those who knew her well. She was a true and earnest Christian, deeply read in God's Word, and possessed a large fund of information acquired by many years of reading. Her accustomed place in the Santuary was never vacant except for good cause, and her Master's Kingdom and His people were dear to her.

She was fully persuaded that her sickness was unto death, but she feared no evil as she went into the valley, for her Lord was with her. Her end was peace. She was borne to her burial form the church in which she so long had waited on the Lord; her pastor, assisted by two other ministers who had long known and loved her, conducted the service, the officers of the church acting as pall beareres, and a large procession of her fellow worshipers and other friends following to the grave. Her only daughter, herself the wife of a ruling elder, died sixteen years ago. Her only son survives to share with his stricken father the sorrow caused by this great bereavement. PASTOR 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Ramsey (1793 - 1854)
  Sarah Hilt Ramsey (1800 - 1882)
 
 Spouse:
  Harmon Gilbert Bostwick (1814 - 1890)*
 
 Children:
  Sarah Catherine Bostwick Carter (1841 - 1866)*
  Harmon Gilbert Bostwick (1843 - 1914)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ramsey Bostwick (1816 - 1882)
  Susannah Ramsey Wilson (1821 - 1891)*
  Sarah Ramsey Hudson (1823 - 1907)*
  Calvin Ramsey (1826 - 1891)*
  Joseph Ramsey (1828 - 1886)*
  Thomas Ramsey (1831 - 1888)*
  Charles S. Ramsey (1833 - 1921)*
  Elizabeth Ann Ramsey Hague (1836 - 1912)*
  Martha Ramsey Caldwell (1838 - 1917)*
  Semantha Ramsey Couchman (1842 - 1892)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Block 4 Lot 98
 
Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Waco
McLennan County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Carol Hicks
Originally Created by: Robert Hague
Record added: Apr 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36059546
Mary <i>Ramsey</i> Bostwick
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Mary <i>Ramsey</i> Bostwick
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Mary <i>Ramsey</i> Bostwick
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May songs of the angels welcome you and guide you along your way. May the smiles of the martyrs greet your own as darkness turns into day. Every fear will be undone and death will be no more as songs of the angels bring you home before the face of God.
- Robert Hague
 Added: Oct. 2, 2009
 
 
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