|Birth: ||Apr. 21, 1812|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 1900|
This Afternoon Was the Life-Work of A Noble Woman.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sherman Reese Passes Away.
And as a Child Sinks to Rest on its Mother's Bosom, so She Closed Her Eyes in That Last Long Sleep.
"He gives all and he takes all away," yet when death whose demands are inexerable, closes the last chapter in one's life work, and sets at liberty the soul of those we love, like the blue of heaven seen through a rift of clouds, "so there is hope beyond the grave."
The grim messenger of death has again invaded a happy home claiming the life of a noble woman, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Sherman Reese, who peacefully fell asleep shortly after the noon hour, her pure, sweet life ending as quietly as the summer day that ended her earthly career and as a child sinking to rest in its mother's arms. Without a struggle her soul was set at liberty and as she lay down the burdens of life, a smile on her face seemed to give a glimpse of the opening heaven.
Mrs. Reese was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Sherman, the eldest sister of the two distinguished brothers, Hon. John and Gen. W. T. Sherman. She was born in Lancaster, April 21, 1812. All except ten years of her 88 were spent in Lancaster, the ten being spent in Philadelphia.
At the age of 17 years, she and Attorney William J. Reese were united in marriage in Lancaster, where ever since whe was a leader in Lancaster social circles, known and loved by all. Her husband died in 1883.
Mrs. Reese had been a consistent and life-long member of the Protestant Episcopal church, and for nearly fifty years, was one of the leading factors in the welfare and work of St. John's congregation in Lancaster, where she statedly and steadfastly worshipped.
She will long be remembered on account of her countless charitable acts and for her exalted Christian and womanly character.
She leaves four daughters and one son, Mrs. Alfred Hoyt, of New York City, Mrs. Margaret Reber, widow of Judge Samuel Reber, of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Granger, wife of Judge M. M. Granger, of Zanesville, Miss Julia Leah Reese, of Lancaster, Col. H. B. Reese, of Lancaster.
The funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning at 9 o'clock from her late home on Wheeling hill. The Episcopal service will be read by Rev. Dr. W. L. Stutz, of the M. E. Church. Burial private. Interment in Elmwood Cemetery.
(Copied from the Lancaster Daily Eagle, Wednesday, August 29, 1900).
Charles Robert Sherman (1788 - 1829)
Mary Hoyt Sherman (1787 - 1852)
William James Reese (1804 - 1883)*
Henry Bickham Reese (1832 - 1902)*
Mary Leah Reese (1833 - 1834)*
Rosina Elisabeth Reese Hoyt (1835 - 1922)*
Rosina Elizabeth Reese Hoyt (1835 - 1922)*
Margaret Mesier Reese Reber (1837 - 1931)*
Mary Hoyt Reese Granger (1839 - 1934)*
Julia Leah Reese (1842 - 1912)*
Charles Taylor Sherman (1811 - 1879)*
Mary Elizabeth Sherman Reese (1812 - 1900)
James Sherman (1813 - 1864)*
Amelia Sherman McComb (1816 - 1862)*
Julia Ann Sherman Willock (1818 - 1842)*
William Tecumseh Sherman (1820 - 1891)*
Lampson Parker Sherman (1821 - 1900)*
John Sherman (1823 - 1900)*
Susan Denman Sherman Bartley (1825 - 1876)*
Hoyt Sherman (1827 - 1904)*
Frances Beecher Sherman Moulton (1829 - 1889)*
Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Aug 08, 2011
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