|Birth: ||Oct., 1813|
|Death: ||Aug. 3, 1900|
History of Lucinda Brunton [Whetstone]
In memoriam Augusta, Hancock County, Illinois (Newspaper).
Lucinda Brunton was born in the state of Ohio nearly 87 years ago and in her 19th year was united in marriage to Mr. Abijah Whetstone. To this union were born 12 children, of whom 5 are dead and 7 living. Those living were:
1. Mrs. M. R. Johnson, Augusta, Illinois,
2. Marcus L. Whetstone, near Huntsville,
3. Melissa Working [married Jacob Working], Garden City, Kansas,
4. Maria Tarr [married Alanson Tarr], Pulaski
5. David Whetstone [married Catherine Bowers], near Kansas City, Missouri.
6. Wm. Whetstone, near Kansas City, Missouri and
7. Elizaj Willis, Joplin, Missouri.
Mrs. Whetstone also leaves thirty grandchildren and 36 great grand children. She departed this life Aug. 3rd at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Johnson, of Augusta, Illinois at the ripe age of 86 years and 10 months. She became a Christian early in life and for the past 25 years she has been a member of the Christian church of Augusta.
Her influence and example as a Christian were most praise worthy, and her faithful attendance at the house of the Lord with the weakness of old age was truly remarkable. The darkness of night and even threatening weather did not deter her, and the familiar figure on our streets of Mother Whetstone with her lantern coming and going from church was a common sight to our citizens. Father and Mother Whetstone were among the pioneers of Illinois, having settled in Adams County in 1835. They were instrumental in the material, intellectual and moral up building of their country. Only those who pass through the trials, privations and hardships of pioneer life know what its experiences are, for words cannot describe it. Great praise is due our pioneers as the advance agents of civilization, who by sturdy toil turned prairie and woodland into fruitful fields and planted villages that have grown into cities with intelligence and wealth in the great commonwealth of Illinois. Soon the last sod will be turned and the last rose of love will be planted upon the grave of our noble pioneers. Grandma passed into rest, strong in the hope of a bright immortality. Father Whetstone died 15 years ago and now together they sleep side by side in "Gods acre." "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
Transcription of obituary provided by Brett Stubbs
Thomas Brunton (1778 - 1871)
Abijah Whetstone (1805 - 1885)
Marcus Whetstone (1838 - 1920)*
Sarah Ann Whetstone Dorsett (1841 - 1863)*
Elizabeth Whetstone (1846 - 1846)*
Maria Whetstone Tarr (1847 - 1927)*
David Jennings Whetstone (1850 - 1923)*
John Thomas Whetstone (1856 - 1856)*
James Whetstone (1857 - 1857)*
Charles Whetstone (1861 - 1864)*
Mary Brunton Avey (1802 - 1850)*
Cyrus Brunton (1812 - 1897)*
Lucinda Brunton Whetstone (1813 - 1900)
Thomas Brunton (1816 - 1891)*
Created by: rootsjockey
Record added: Apr 18, 2010
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