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Mary Ellen James Strattan
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Birth: unknown
Warren County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1876
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA

Watseka Republican, Sept 7, 1876

Mrs. Mary Stratton, wife of Nathan Stratton, residing four miles southeast of Watseka, died very suddenly at her residence, last Saturday morning. On Friday, her husband being ill, she had gone in great haste to a neighbor for assistance. Being fleshy, and predisposed to an affection of the heart, she was overcome by exertion and excitement. Saturday morning she stated she had seldom felt so well in her life. At about 10 o'clock, while sitting in her bed conversing with a neighbor, without any sign of sympton giving a warning, she suddenly fell back on her pillow and expired. Death resulted from disease of the heart, it is supposed, precipitated by undue excitement.

The funeral took place from the residence, on Sunday, Rev. R. Russell conducting the services, and was attended by many friends of the deceased from the neighborhood and from Watseka, who followed the remains to the place of interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

The deceased was a daughter of Mr. A. H. James, well known in this vicinity, and an estimable lady. She leaves a husband and two sons, the latter aged about 18 and 22 years respectively, to mourn her untimely decease. The blow falls heavily upon the bereaved husband, who from illness was unable to attend the burial of his departed companion.


Note - I was never able to identify her birth, my best guess was she was born between 9-3-1828 and 5-31-1829 according to the census records, marriage record and the above obituary. 
Family links: 
  Aaron Hutchinson James (1801 - 1878)
  Phebe Dunham James (1807 - 1874)
  Nathan Strattan (1825 - 1903)
  James Courtland Strattan (1851 - 1921)*
  Alice Ann Strattan (1855 - 1856)*
  Charles William Strattan (1859 - 1909)*
  Lida J. Strattan (1864 - 1866)*
*Calculated relationship
Brown Hill Cemetery
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Kevin Strattan
Record added: Feb 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85388177
Mary Ellen <i>James</i> Strattan
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