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Sarah Elizabeth Burton Bruce
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Birth: 1832
Mercer County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jul. 4, 1902
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Wife of 1) Daniel Stansbury, m. Feb 11, 1856, & 2) 2nd wife of Joseph M. Bruce, m. Nov. 25, 1880.

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Sarah Elizabeth Burton was born in Mercer Co. Kentucky, Feb. 21, 1832 and died July 4, 1902 at the Cottage Hospital in Peoria being at the time of her death 70 yr, 4 mo and 13 das old.

She came to Peoria, Illinois in 1848 where she resided until 1861. She was married to Daniel Stansbury Feb 11, 1856. To them were born 7 children, six daughters and one son. Two daughters entered into eternal peace with God prior to the mother's death, while the other four daughters and son survive to mourn the loss of a tender and loving mother.

In 1865 the family moved to Missouri where he husband died at the home in Agency (MO). After the death of her husband she and her family moved to Brimfield where they lived until the year 1891. Since that time she has made here home with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Walliker, 3 1/2 miles northwest of Monica.

On Nov. 25, 1880 she was married to Martin Bruce of Brimfield who died in June 1889.

Mrs. Bruce was converted to the christian faith when but 15 years old and has been a consistent and faithful member of the Baptist denomination ever since. The virtuous and christian life of this subject is well known throughout the community and will always be remembered as one worthy of emulation. Although afflicted for some time past with an ailment which medical skill seemed inadequate to remove, she bore it all with great fortitude until the last when she quietly and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus.

The funeral services were held in the Baptist church, Brimfield on Sunday July 6 at 11 a.m., the funeral sermon being preached by the pastor, Rev. J. O. Slyter, text "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" 2 Tim.4:7. The remains were laid to rest in the Brimfield cemetery. 
 
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 Children:
  Dora Stansbury Stephens (1857 - 1893)*
  Susan Downing Stansbury Walliker (1860 - 1915)*
  Etta Drucilla? Stansbury (1865 - 1944)*
  Daniel D Stansbury (1873 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Mother
 
Burial:
Brimfield Township Cemetery
Brimfield
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: One Foot In The Grave
Originally Created by: John Melton
Record added: Mar 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50143184
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Burton</i> Bruce
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Sarah Elizabeth <i>Burton</i> Bruce
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