Dec. 4, 1896 Bushnell McDonough County Illinois, USA
from Bushnell Weekly newspsaper Bushnell,IL Friday Dec 11, 1892-- Mrs Cowperthwaite- Mrs Samuel Cowperthwaite died at her home in Bushnell last Friday evening. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, in charge of Rev. Wm. Weolley of the Methodist church, and the remains were interred in Bushnell cemetery. Mrs Cowperthwaite was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, August 7,1815. Her maiden name was Margaret Hudson. In 1850 she came to Illinois, and in 1852 was united in marriage with Samuel Cowperthwaite. She had no children of her own, but was the stepmother of W. H. and Samuel Cowperthwaite of this city and Mrs E. Brooker of Havana. For nearly all her life she was a consistent member of the Methodist church.