|Birth: ||Oct. 27, 1823|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1913|
twin to Roseann
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, August 6, 1913
Another Aged Resident Gone. Was One of the Longest Residents of the County, Having Located in Etna nearly 77 years ago - Funeral Wednesday.
It was on the 10th day of October 1836 that John and Elizabeth Scott located with their family, in what is now the village of Etna, in Etna township, ten miles northwest of this city. In the family was a little girl, Jane Scott, not then quite thirteen years of age. From that time on, for a period of almost 77 years, her home was in that immediate vicinity until her earthly career ended, Monday morning at 9:15.
She was united in marriage to James Blain December 5th, 1845 [sic], and they took up their residence in the northwestern part of Troy township, where for nearly sixty-eight years Mrs. Blain made her home, and it was there that she closed her eyes in death. She was conscious practically up to the last and realized that she was approaching the end of her journey. She was fortunate in having a daughter who made her home with her and who always gave her the most tender and affectionate care, and her death was as quiet and peaceful as the closing days of her life.
Mrs. Blain and her husband who passed away in 1902 where truly pioneers, and during their lives they were living witnesses of the wonderful progress that has been brought about in the appearance of the country and in the things that have been conceived and made practical for man's use and pleasure and comfort in their days.
They began in the wilderness, and like many of the pioneers raised a large family. In all they had twelve children, six of whom survive. They are: Mrs. Ambrose Kiester, of Troy township, Mrs. Ida Grant of this city, Mrs. S. E. Templeton of Chicago and Melvin Blain of Wolf Lake, and Melvin Blain of this city [sic]. An aged sister, Mrs. Pheobe Lanson, of Auburn, also survives.
Mrs. Blain was a life long member of the Baptist church at Cold Springs and in addition to her devotion to the church she was a friend of all, and her home was a refuge in early days, for those who were hungry or were seeking shelter, and the needy always found in her a friend.
In 1911 at the Old Settler's Day gathering, Mrs. Blain was awarded the prize for being the oldest settler present, and a few years prior to that she and her sister, Mrs. Arch Martin, were awarded a prize for being the oldest twins present. Mrs. Blain was born in Madison county, Ohio, October 27, 1823, and was 89 years, 9 months and 7 days of age at her death.
The funeral will be held at the old home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. John Randall of Wawaka, her old pastor and the builder of the church officiating; the remains will be laid to rest in the Snodgrass cemetery west of Etna.
John Scott (1787 - 1868)
Elizabeth Melvin Scott (1793 - 1857)
James Blain (1823 - 1902)
Lafayette Blain (1846 - 1876)*
Roxie J. Blain (1861 - 1939)*
Melvin Blain (1865 - 1948)*
Jane Scott Blain (1823 - 1913)
Roseann Scott Martin (1823 - 1910)*
Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Created by: Jim Cox
Record added: Feb 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33523038