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Josephine "Josie" Wilson McDonald
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1865
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1894
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA

The daughter of Samuel Wilson and Mary C. Greer, Josephine married Ezekial McDonald on 01 Apr 1888 in Calhoun County, Illinois.

At the time of her death, Josephine was 29 years, 7 months and 5 days old. She was buried on 28 Jan 1894 and was survived by her husband, Ezekial.

Ezekial married Lucy Jane Webster on 12 Sep 1894 in Calhoun County.



Mrs. Ezekial McDonald died at her residence on Indian Creek Friday night last. Mrs. McDonald was the oldest daughter of Mrs. Samuel Wilson, and was a christian lady and a virtuous and affectionate wife. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved husband and relatives.

(Calhoun Herald; 01 Feb 1894; p. 1)



Died - At her home in Hamburg precinct, January 27, 1894, Mrs. Josephine McDonald, age 29 years, 7 months, and 5 days. Mrs. McDonald was born in Calhoun county June 22, 1865, and was married to Mr. Ezekial McDonald, some 6 years ago. She united with the Christian church some 18 or 19 years ago.

She was in poor health for some time but seemed to be at all times happy. She was an esteemed lady, highly respected by all who knew her.

She was teh oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wilson, of Indian Creek, her mother preceding her to the grave some two or three years ago. She leaves a husband, father, three sisters, two brothers, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

Her remains were interred in the Crader cemetery Sunday, January 28, in the presence of a large concourse of weeping and sympathizing friends.

Dearest Josie, Thou hast left us,
In this lonely world to roam;
Jesus saw it best to take thee
To that bright eternal home.

God knows best, we should not murmur,
He hath called you home to dwell;
May this trial prove a blessing,
For he doth all things well.

We'll meet our dearest loved ones
In the distant land afar.
When we go within the heavens
Through the gates that stand ajar.

A Friend

(Calhoun Herald; 15 Feb 1894; p. 5)
Note: All spelling, capitalization and punctuation marks in obituary are exactly as they appeared in the original text.
Crader Cemetery
Calhoun County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lynn
Record added: Mar 11, 2012
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