|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1837|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1914|
Mary Ann Hillard was born July 21, 1837, and died August 20, 1914. Mrs. Hillard was born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, near East Brady, better known in those days as Brady's Bend. She was the only child of Henry and Catherine (Burke) Powell. After the death of her husband Mrs. Powell married Stephen Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Hill with their daughter came to Clarington. There their daughter was united in marriage with Robert J, Hillard. The whole of the long married life of Mr. and Mrs. Hillard was spent in or near Clarington. Their late home was within two miles of the place and house where they resided when first married, and is farther from the place than any other place in which they had resided in the meanwhile. There were born to them twelve children, six of whom are now living. Those dead are Guyas F., Calista H., Louisa A., Ulysses L. G., Millicent, and Ruby St. Clair. All lie with their father and mother, in the Clarington Cemetery. Those living are: Rev. J. E. Hillard, Polk, PA., Mrs. Elma C. Elder, Finch W. Va., Mrs. Lenora Shriver, Nowata, Okla., Anson B., Marienville, Phillip R., Clarington, Pa., and Mrs. A. E. Farnsworth, Kane, Pa. Mr. Hillard died in March, 1914 , at the home of Mrs. Farnsworth, where he and Mrs. Hillard were spending the winter. Mrs. Hillard died at the home of Rev. J. E. Hillard, where she was visiting at the time. While her death was sudden, she had anticipated and expected it for some years. She died of angina pectoris. She had had rather a serious attack on Monday night preceding her death, but she was recovered from this, and was in about her usual health on Wednesday. On that day she had gone about the house assisting in little things, had read the daily papers, and in the evening had started to walk over to the church for prayer meeting, a matter of less than 100 feet. She felt a pain coming and returned to the house. Later a doctor was summoned. The attack seemed to pass and she went to sleep. At half past one she awoke in great pain. The doctor was recalled but all that could be done was useless. At about twenty minutes past two o'clock she died, but died very quietly and without pain.
Mrs. Hillard had been a member of the M. E. church at Clarington for more than sixty years. She had been a member of the Clarington W. C. T. U. for a number of years. A resident of the community and identified with its life for so many years, she had a large circle of friends and acquaintances. These all unite with those who mourn her death, the children and other kith and kin who have bidden farewell to a kind and loving mother, -- God's best earthly friend to men and women, and away, away up in the list of God's most precious gifts to mankind. The remains were taken to Clarington where services were held and Interment made on Monday, August 24.
Robert Jamison Hillard (1830 - 1914)
James Eugene Hillard (1854 - 1923)*
Hortense Callista Hillard (1857 - 1880)*
Elma Christine Hillard Elder (1861 - 1929)*
Lenora Hillard Shriver (1865 - 1933)*
Anson Burlingame Hillard (1866 - 1926)*
Philip Roland Hillard (1870 - 1954)*
Clarington Methodist Cemetery
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Record added: Aug 21, 2010
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