|Birth: ||Dec. 26, 1837|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1913|
Cornelia J Newton was born December 25, 1837, at Dimock, Susquehanna County, PA and died at Spencer, Nebraska October 2, 1913, aged 75 years, 9 months, 8 days.
She was converted when 15 years of age joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and through many years reaching well toward the four score mark, lived a consistent Christian life. The impress of such a life upon the lives and character of those who came under her influence cannot be adequately told until the final book of life has been written. For twenty years she taught in the public schools where her learning, refinement and courtesy won for her a host of friends in the school room and home. A close student of that "book of books", the Bible, she also a welcome teacher in the Sunday school.
The deceased was united in marriage to Joseph E. Sturdevant in March 1871, and in 1872 came west to Saunders County, Nebraska, where she lived until 1883, coming then to Holt County, living in or near Atkinson for many years.
To Mr. and Mrs. Sturdevant were born four children, one boy, Burton, dying at the age of 14 years. The surviving children are Mrs. R E Chittick of Stuart, John N Sturdevant of Spencer, and Mrs. Dwight L Thompson (Rose Ellen Sturdevant Thompson), of Gothenburg. These together with sisters and many other relatives are left to mourn her departure.
Her home of late years has been with her daughter, Mrs. R E (Sarah Lorena Sturdevant) Chittick, who tenderly and affectionately cared for her. It was while on a visit to her son John the final call came. Ready for the summons, as a shock of corn fully ripened is for the garner, she went to her coronation.
If sometimes in the stress of life's conflicts the battle pressed sore, faith, courage and Christian fortitude enabled her, to bear up. Beloved by everybody wo knew her, this elect, cultured Christian woman will not soon be forgotten. Nay rather enshrined in their heart's affection, she will live one of earth's immortals.
Like Paul, she has fought a good fight, she has finished the course, she has kept the faith. Hence forth the corwn of rejoincing, "Servant of God, well done! Thy glorious warfare's past! The battle's fought, the victory's won, And thou art crowned at last."
Funeral services were conducted from the M E Church at Atkinson where for many years she worshiped, and the body was tenderly laid to rest by the side of her boy, "At rest" "In peace" "In hope" of the eternal morning.
Joseph Blanding Sturdevant (1848 - 1926)*
James Burton Sturdevant (____ - 1889)*
Rose Ellen Thompson (1879 - 1979)*
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Record added: Aug 07, 2011
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