|Birth: ||Nov. 22, 1824|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 1887|
Sorrow is brought to many hearts in our community by the death on Friday night, Feb. 11, of Mrs. Sophronia R. Hurlbut. She had suffered long from a lingering illness, in the early stages of which it became apparent that recovery was doubtful, if not impossible. Every day brought with it a visible decline, which was anxiously watched by many friends, and though death was at last daily expected, the loss was none the less hard to bear.
Mrs. Hurlbut was born at Almond, NY Nov. 22, 1824, and hence, was somewhat past 62 years of age. She was married May 13, 1847, to Stephen A. Hurlbut, so well known and deeply lamented in this community. During the war she was with her husband part of the time at his headquarters in the field, and also accompanied him on both his missions as U. S. Minister to the United States of Columbia, and to Peru. She was with Gen. Hurlbut at the time of his sudden death in Lima, and brought his body to Belvidere for burial. The stroke was so severe that she never fully recovered from its effects.
Mrs. Hurlbut was for nearly forty years a member of the First Baptist Church of this city, during which time she constantly exemplified the faith she professed. Many will have cause to remember the noble, generous life of their departed friend, and will feel that she was well prepared for her heavenly home. Her last days were marked by the clearness of her faith, and by constant expressions of a desire to be with Christ.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. H. W. Reed. The sermon was based on the words: "There shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away;" Rev. 21:4. The funeral was attended by a large circle of friends from all parts of our city.
George Stevens (1790 - 1866)
Lucy Corey Stevens (1795 - 1857)
Stephen Augustus Hurlbut (1815 - 1882)
Permelia S. Stevens Loop (1817 - 1878)*
Serena C. Stevens Crandall (1818 - 1878)*
Chester Dana Stevens (1822 - 1902)*
Sophronia R. Stevens Hurlbut (1824 - 1887)
Lucy Jane Stevens Sperry (1827 - 1909)*
George Clinton Stevens (1836 - 1910)*
Maintained by: Dona (Carr) Mooring
Originally Created by: Lisa
Record added: Jan 23, 2011
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