|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1847|
|Death: ||Aug. 11, 1905|
Gone To Her Reward
About one o'clock last Friday morning the spirit of Mrs. Eliza Rothwell left the tabernacle of clay and took its flight to the eternal haven of rest. She was in her 59th year and had been in poor health for some time. Appropriate funeral services were conducted at the Christian church, Saturday afternoon, by Eld. F.M. Tinder and Rev. C.S. Ellis, after which the burial was witnessed by many friends and relatives in Lancaster Cemetery. The song service, the floral offerings, the tears and sighs evinced the high esteem in which she was held.
In early life she became a member of the church, and she practiced, in word and deed the principles of charity and benevolence which exist only in theory with the masses. The public will concur in the assertion that the unfortunate were never turned from her door, and that she visited the poor and afflicted for the purpose of rendering substantial aid and ministering to their wants, instead of merely calling to pay her respects, as the custom of some is. She was without guile or duplicity, and moved under the standard of the Savior, free from those principles which prevail under the Pharisaical standard.
Her smiles and words of good cheer, for every body, were messages sent through her, from the courts of glory, to cheer famishing souls. She was possessed of all those lovable traits which characterize true and noble womanhood. More such lives are needed, with the bright sunshine of charity, to melt the cold and icy heart of the miser and conform the world to the teachings and practices of Jesus.
In the domestic relations of life she as a queen, and perfect in the discharge of every duty. Her husband, S.D. Rothwell, and her son, Mr. J. Mort. Rothwell, survive her and they have the sincere condolence of the public, in their greatest bereavement, for her devotion to them was most beautiful.
It is the part of wisdom to live that we realize the rich promises of that happy reunion, beyond the limits of time, free from the pangs of death and the pangs of sorrow.
Newspaper: The Central Record
Ed: 08-18-1905, pg 1, col 3.
Samuel D. Rothwell (1841 - 1920)*
James Mortimer Rothwell (1870 - 1914)*
Created by: Honor
Record added: Sep 05, 2011
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