|Birth: ||Oct. 22, 1846|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1902|
Obituary from Rockton Herald, Thursday, November 20, 1902
REST, SWEET REST
CALLED TO HER HEAVENLY HOME
AFTER YEARS OF SUFFERING
Death has removed from our midst Mrs. William Farmer who sank to rest a little after 2 o'clock, Monday afternoon, November 17, 1902 at her mother's home. Mrs. Farmer had been a long and patient sufferer from tuberculosis and death brought a well earned release.
Miss Alma Martin was born at Montpelier, Vt., October 22, 1846. She removed to Rockton with her parents in 1852. Here she grew to womanhood and was married to Mr. William Farmer, and expecting a few years spent in a milder climate, Rockton has been her home.
In 1872 she joined the Congregational church in this place ans was a faithful member at the time of her death.
As daughter, wife and mother, she was tender, faithful and true. In church and Sabbath school she was a loyal worker and was the means of helping many to a nobler life.
One son was waiting for her on the other side. Those surviving her, her husband and one son Frank Farmer, her mother, Mrs. Caroline D. Martin, a sister, Mrs. R. E. Brown of Rockford and two brothers, E. W. Martin of Rockford and G. W. Martin of Rockton.
The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational church, Rev. Arthur A. Moore officiating.
Earth's tender ties are broken, a noble life is ended. A triumphant Christian has entered into the joys of her eternal inheritance. She has left us a blessed memory and her life still calls us upward.
"The dear Lord's best interpretors
Are humble human souls;
The Gospel of a life like hers
Is more that books and scrolls."
William Halley Farmer (1842 - 1912)*
Freddie Farmer (1873 - 1882)*
Frank Edwin Farmer (1875 - 1950)*
Rockton Township Cemetery
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