|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1844|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1922|
Mary Ann Hall McCartney, daughter of Jesse and Mary Hall, was born in Jackson County, Ohio, March 9, 1844 and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N.E. McCarley, April 4, 1922, aged seventy-eight years and twenty-five days.
She was married to J.F. McCartney in Feb. 1862, who preceded her to the Great Beyond May 23, 1917. To their union were born six children, five girls and one boy, two of the children dying in infancy. One daughter, Mrs. Herbert Winkles, preceded her to the unknown land, in 1900. The children living are: Mrs. Addie Drummond of Hanging Rock, Ohio; Mrs. Effie Aleshire of Klamath Falls, Oregon and Mrs. N.E. McCarley of Gallia, Ohio.
She also leaves ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren, two half sisters, one half brother and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
She was converted in early life and united with the Palestine Baptist Church, but later transferred her membership to Sandfork Baptist Church, where she remained a member until her death. She was always in her place in Church and Sunday School, when her health would permit. SHe had been in failing health for some time, but had been able to attend to her household duties until the morning of April 4, when she was suddenly called away.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother. Nothing that she could possibly do was too hard for her when any of her loved ones were sick or in trouble.
For thirteen years she had faithfully cared for a sister-in-law who is now left behind. One of her chief characteristics was her kindness to the poor and needy. She will be missed not only by her relatives, but a host of friends who will not soon forget her kindness to them in the past.
We can truly say:
"We sorrow not as those who have no hope.
This life of mortal breath
There is no death, what seems so is transition;
Is but a suburb of the life Elysian
Whose portals we call death."
The funeral of Mrs. McCartney was held Thursday, April 6, at the Sandfork Baptist Church. Rev. O.L. Hall had charge of the funeral service and Wm. P. Phillips was the Undertaker.
Mrs. McCartney was greatly loved and respected by all who knew her. She spent much of her time in taking care of the sick and needy. Her desire to live was that she might be of service to others.
April 13, 1922
John Franklin McCartney (1835 - 1917)*
Lexie McCartney Winkler (1881 - 1900)*
Created by: Cheryl Ayres
Record added: Sep 05, 2011
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