|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1846|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1919|
Daughter of Gilbert Hicks & Nancy Smith
The death angel has again passed over Ellington and claimed for its victim "Mother" Bacon, wife of W.S. Bacon. 25 minutes past 6 o'clock, Tuesday evening, July 29, 1919, after a seriouse illiness of six weeks.
We deeply mourn her loss but realize that our loss is heaven's gain, and therefore grieve not as those who have no hope, "For blessed are they that die in the Lord."
Mrs. Bacon, formerly Sarah A. Hicks, was 72 years, 10 months, and 24 days old, being born Oct. 5, 1846 at Ashford, Chatterugas Co., New York, was married to W.S. Bacon in East Otto, New York in 1868. To this union were born eight children. She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, two sisters, four children, twenty-five grand children and two great grand children, besides a host of friends and other relatives. Four of her children having preceded her to that eternal and Heavenly home in which their mother joined them last Tuesday evening.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bates at the Methodist church, after which her body was laid to rest in the Ellington cemetery.
Mrs. Bacon though suffering untold agonies during her last sickness, bore it with such patience as is seldom seen, and seemed to appreciate and try to express her gratitude to her friends and neighbors who were doing all in their power to alleviate her suffering.
A few days before she passed she said, "Pa I want to go Home" and sang, "I want to go there, don't you?"
To the sorrowing relatives and many friend I wish to say that "Mother" Bacon is not dead, but only gone Home, where there will be a grand reunion some day, if we live a faithful christian life as she did, taking up our cross and following Jesus daily, Rom. 8:18, for I reckon that the sufferings of this precent time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Now in sorrow bitter dawn Will thou cheer the broken hearted. Weeping for this loved one gone.
Jesus let our thoughts be upward, Calmly say, "Thy will be done," In the bright eternal portals. We shall gather one by one. There will be no pain nor parting, There will be no more goodbyes There we'll reign with Christ forever. In that home beyond the skies. Soon we'll join those gone before us, Soon we'll bid this world farewell, Soon will Jesus sweetly call us, Where our loved ones ever dwell.
William Spencer Bacon (1842 - 1927)
Minnie Ellen Bacon Fry (1876 - 1947)*
Leonard Louis Bacon (1878 - 1950)*
Lottie May Bacon Harrison (1880 - 1966)*
Ellington City Cemetery
Created by: betty radford
Record added: Mar 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18145582