|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1839|
|Death: ||Oct. 17, 1918|
Emily G. Archer was born in Campbell county, Tenn., near Jackboro, Oct. 11, 1893 and departed from this life in Bigelow, Holt county, Mo., about 7:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 17, 1918 aged 79 years and six days.
She with her parents moved to Holt county in the year 1850, driving through with ox and horse teams and locating just one mile north of Bigelow, where she resided until the year 1859 at which time she was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to John L. Chuning, they first making their home in Arkansaw neighborhood, on the farm now owned by R. W. Graham; after a few years here, by hard work and earnest endeavors acquiring more possessions, until finally, locating permanently on the farm, now owned and occupied by her youngest son, I. J. Chuning, joining Bigelow on the west.
To this union were born nine children Albert W., Robert L., William M., Martha J., James E., Charles E., John I., Bell M., and Hattie M. Those who preceded her were William M. on June 10th, 1866, Bell M. Oct. 10th 1878, and Martha J. on July 21st, 1888, Albert W. Feb. 24th, 1907, her husband, having passed away on Dec. 26th, 1901. During all of her life Mrs. Chuning has been a very healthy and hard working woman, only a mother and a farmer’s wife could realize the responsibilities and care in raising a large family and at the same time the keeping of her house and the preparing of meals for the large number of men needed to take care of the large amount of work on the farm. Be it truly said of Mrs. Chuning that she knew no strangers and no one applied to her for aid in vain and her hospitality was known in the entire community, and it was a impossibility to leave her home without eating at her table.
After her husband’s death she still retained her home on the old home place with her son, Ira, who has been ever faithful to his mother’s wants and needs, giving her the care and comfort which is due from a son to mother. On August 17th, 1918 she suffered a stroke of paralysis and since that time has been in failing health, having been confined to her bed since March 1st, 1918. She has been a patient sufferer and especially affectionate toward those who cared for her during her illness; all was done that loving hands could do. She united with the Christian church in the year 1885 and during her active days she was a very earnest and faithful worker in church affairs. She leaves to mourn her loss four sons, one daughter, one brother and one sister. They are Robert L. of Los Angeles, Calif., James E. and Chas. E. of Enterprise, Okla., John I, and Hattie M. of Bigelow, Mo., a brother John F. Archer of Excelsior Springs, Mo., and a sister Belle Dryden of Dennison, Texas, fifteen grand children and six great grand children and a number of other relatives and the entire community.
The funeral services were conducted on the lawn at the home at 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon by Brother O. W. Adams who took his text from Job 14-14, “If a man die shall he live again?”, which was very ably handled and was of comfort and benefit to the relatives and friends. The pall bearers were L. A. Hunt, B. S. Hunt, John Coughlin, John Dodson, Fred Gresham and R. L. Bridgmon. The remains were laid away to rest in the old cemetery north of Mound City by the side of her husband to await the resurrection.
“No night shall be in Heaven; no gathering gloom shall o’er that glorious landscape ever come.
No tears shall fall in sadness o’er those flowers, that breathe their fragrance thru celestial bowers.
“No night shall be in Heaven, no dreadful hour of mental darkness, or the tempter’s power.
Across those skies no envious clouds shall roll to dim the sunlight of the raptured soul.
“No night shall be in Heaven; no sorrows reign, no secret anguish, no corporal pain;
No shivering limbs, no burning fever there; no soul’s eclipse, no winter of despair.
“No night shall be in Heaven; but endless noon; no fast declining sun, no waning moon;
But there the Lamp shall yield perpetual light, ‘mid pastures green, and waters ever bright.”
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Card of Thanks
We desire to thank the many friends for their kindness during the late sickness of our beloved mother.
Mound City News Jeffersonian, Oct. 28, 1918
John Archer (1803 - 1865)
Martha David Bridgmon Archer (1810 - 1880)
John Llewellyn Chuning (1832 - 1901)
Albert Welton Chuning (1860 - 1908)*
Robert Lee Chuning (1863 - 1938)*
William M Chuning (1866 - 1866)*
Martha J. Chuning (1868 - 1888)*
Charles Eddie Chuning (1871 - 1920)*
James Edward Chuning (1872 - 1928)*
John Ira Chuning (1874 - 1961)*
Belle M Chuning (1878 - 1878)*
Hattie Mae Chuning Walker (1880 - 1939)*
Mary Elizabeth Archer Jeffries (1832 - 1901)*
Sarah Archer Hammon (1834 - 1861)*
William Argyle Archer (1836 - 1880)*
Eliza Jane Archer Hughes (1838 - 1878)*
Emily G. Archer Chuning (1839 - 1918)
Martha N Archer (1841 - 1912)*
John Franklin Archer (1846 - 1924)*
Isabelle Catherine Archer Dryden (1848 - 1928)*
David Samuel Archer (1851 - 1917)*
Note: John and Emily were the parents of 10 children.
Old Mound City Cemetery
Created by: Vernon Gibbons
Record added: Feb 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33680290