|Birth: ||Aug. 17, 1838|
|Death: ||May 9, 1893|
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Mrs. George AUGHINBAUGH
May 12, 1893
Death of a Soldier's Wife.
When a veteran of the war of the rebellion, or of any of the previous wars, died we do honor to his memory by recounting the fact that he patriotically served his country and defended the flag when its enemies would trample it under foot. No less should we place a wreath on the coffin of the soldier's wife. It was hers to suffer the agony of separation when the husband gave up home and wife and children that he might rally to the call of his country. There is a marked distinction between a soldier's wife and the wife of a soldier. The soldier's wife knew what war meant from actual experience, for the husband of her youth was in the face of danger. How intently did she read the list of killed and wounded after a battle or a skirmish, and how thankful to God did she feel when the name of her loved one was not in the list. The arrival of the morning mail and the daily papers was always anxiously looked for that tidings from the loved one might bring comfort to her heart that he was yet safe and well. No woman can appreciate the days and weeks and months of anxiety of the soldier's wife. Let us honor them in life, and when death comes to them let us reverently uncover our heads as the funeral cortege passes by that escorts the soldier's wife to the tomb. Nature was in tears yesterday afternoon when one of those devoted women was carried from her home to her final rest in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Mary E. WINSLOW was born in Byron, Maine, August 17, 1838, and died at her home in this city May 9, 1893, in the fifty-fifth year of her age. In the year 1852 her parents and brothers came to Clinton, and here she spent over forty years of her life. She was united in marriage to George M. AUGHINBAUGH, March 30, 1859. One child, Mrs. Charles PHARES, came to gladden the home and cement these two hearts. Mrs. Aughinbaugh was a life long sufferer; and especially for the last five months had she borne and suffered what no human tongue or pen can describe. Yet she was patient, gentle, and always concerned for the comfort of others more than her own. For over thirty years she has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, though most of her life she was deprived of the privilege of attending the services on account of ill health. Mrs. Aughinbaugh was a good neighbor and was always ready to sympathize and help those who suffered.
George M Aughinbaugh (1838 - 1921)
Katie A Aughinbaugh Phares (1860 - 1905)*
Created by: Edd Marks
Record added: Mar 02, 2010
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