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Margaret Jane Smith Burkholder
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Birth: Oct. 6, 1830
Knox County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 2, 1899
Clark County
Illinois, USA

Wife of Jacob Burkholder.
Clark County Herald - November 2, 1899
Margaret Jane, wife of Jacob Burkholder, died Oct. 19, 1899, after a brief illness of but a few hours, having been taken ill early in the morning and passing away that evening about five o'clock.
She was born in Knox Co., O., Oct. 6, 1828, was married to Jacob Burkholder of Rockingham Co., Virginia, Oct. 7, 1857. To them were born five children, three girls and two boys, Sarah Ann Patton, Geo. W. Burkholder, Albert R. Burkholder, Alice D. Wilson and Cora A. Hall, who, together with their father, live to mourn the loss of a kind, loving mother and companion.
Mr. and Mrs. Burkholder lived in Knox county, O., till about '61, when they came to Illinois, and, with the exception of a few years spent in Edgar county, they have since lived in this, Clark, county. Early in life Mrs. Burkholder accepted the articles of religion of the regular Missionary Baptist church and became a member of that organization at Martinsburg, O. She was also a charter member of the regular Missionary Baptist church organized at McClure schoolhouse in January, 1872. Although in her latter days she was not privileged to regularly attend service in the church of her choice, she was a steadfast believer in the faith and a consistent Christian. To the husband she was ever a true helpmeet, a dear, loving companion and a faithful wife, during the 42 years of their union proving herself true in sickness and in health, adversity and prosperity, bearing with him all his burdens and rejoicing with him in all his successes.
To her children she was an ideal mother, and the tender affection she bore them was ever the same and was often made manifest by much self sacrifice.
Her devotion to her God and her family has proven to her loved ones and friends a fit example which they may safely follow, that they may meet again to clasp glad hands in the home above.
The vacant chair, which brings to the memory of the loved ones the affection and devotion of a faithful wife and loving mother, represents the first breach in the family circle. God has been very good in so long preserving them a united family, and this their first deep sorrow and affliction proves very hard to bear. But their loss in surely her gain. The priceless jewel of the home has been transferred to the home beyond to shine there thru all eternity. May it be the means of drawing thereto the affections of the bereaved husband and children.
Heaven is no longer a strange far away land, but very near, for it is now the home of mother.
The funeral services were conducted at Livingston M.E. church by Rev. Spilman, after which the remains were interred in the Livingston cemetery to await the day of the resurrection of the just.
(The G.W.B. is probally her son George Washington Burkholder) 
Family links: 
  Jacob Burkholder (1833 - 1911)
  Sarah Ann Burkholder Patton (1859 - 1913)*
  George Washington Burkholder (1863 - 1924)*
  Albert Ross Burkholder (1867 - 1930)*
  Alice Della Burkholder Murphy (1869 - 1950)*
  Cora Angaline Burkholder Hall (1872 - 1951)*
*Calculated relationship
Livingston Cemetery
Clark County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: genia Niswender berry
Originally Created by: Mary Kinney
Record added: Feb 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34058253
Margaret Jane <i>Smith</i> Burkholder
Added by: genia Niswender berry
Margaret Jane <i>Smith</i> Burkholder
Added by: Mary Kinney
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 Added: Feb. 21, 2009

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