|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1828|
|Death: ||Aug. 7, 1885|
wife of Charles Amsden, daughter of Joseph Craigue and Mary Ann Carey.
Vermont Journal 15 August 1885
"In Erie, Kansas, Aug. 7, Mrs. Charles Amsden of Amsden, Vt.
Mrs. Amsden started from home on the 13th of July to visit her parents and a sister in Erie, Kansas. She made the journey safely, and most of her visit, when she wrote that she should start for home on Monday, Aug. 3, wishing her husband to meet her at Rutland. While Mr. Amsden was reading this letter, a telegram was received saying "she was not able to make the journey and to come on at once." He started on Saturday night, Aug. 1st, by way of Montreal, where he was detained 12 hours. He arrived at Erie, Wednesday night, making the last 18 miles by private conveyance over a terrible washed and rough road. He found his wife sick with typhoid pneumonia and dysentery and quite delirious yet recognizing him and expressing great joy that he had come, and begged of him to take her home on the first train. She was suffering severely, and for two days and nights he watched over her, doing all that was in his power to save her. She died on Friday at 10 p.m. He made every effort to have the body embalmed, but they knew nothing there about embalming except the name. He had a box made and tinned, copper-soldered airtight, placed the remains in it and started at midnight for home, over this same terrible road, to the cars, and by the greatest perseverance, brought his wife's remains with him to her late beautiful home in Amsden, which he reached about five a.m. Tuesday the 11th, having passed the night without sleep. The funeral took place Wednesday, Aug, 12th at 1 p.m. conducted by C. M. Fay, Rev. A. Heald, pastor of the church of which she was a member, preaching the sermon, assisted in the preliminary services by Revs. H. Herrick and A. Rugg. A large circle of relatives, friends and neighbors were gathered to pay their tribute of respect to the departed, and sympathize with the deeply-afflicted husband and daughter. the sad part was that the remains were not in a condition to be seen; but the husband and daughter and family were truly thankful that they had received them and were deposited in the place that she had herself selected but a few weeks before. The whole community seemed to be mourners. A noble Christian woman has left us , but her works remain and her place can not easily be filled. -A"
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Charles Amsden (1832 - 1900)
Melvina Mary Amsden Woodruff (1850 - 1943)*
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Record added: Aug 16, 2008
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