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Phoebe Cochran Ward Chesley
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Birth: Feb. 6, 1830
Plattsburgh
Clinton County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 28, 1928
Arnold
Custer County
Nebraska, USA

Phoebe C. Ward was born Feb. 6, 1830, at Plattsburg, NY. In 1848 she was united in marriage to Charles Chesley and from this union were born eight children, three of when survive their mother Charles Chesley and Mrs. Ida E. Barnes both of Prosser, WA and Mrs. Lucy M Copeland of Arnold, five children preceded their mother to that better land, one of them passing away in infancy, the others growing to manhood and womanhood.
Grandma Chesley, as she was known to everyone, has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Copeland, for many years as she was practically invalid for a long time. Her husband preceded her in death twenty-three years ago.
Grandma Chesley united with the M. E. Church when she was eighteen years of age and has retained her membership ever since and during the final years, especially, she devoted much of her time to reading the Bible and in prayer. She had made her home near Arnold for the past forty-three years, being one of the real early settlers here.
Besides her three children, she leaves several grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren, and a host of friends. At the time of her passingon Feb. 28, 1928 she had reached the advanced age of 98 years and 22 days. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cyrus D Ward (1788 - 1873)
  Rachel Cochran Ward (1797 - 1859)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles H Chesley (1828 - 1905)
 
 Children:
  George Warren Chesley (1849 - 1925)*
  Candis R Chesley (1852 - 1896)*
  Charles Edward Chesley (1854 - 1942)*
  Ida Ellen Chesley Barnes (1856 - 1942)*
  Eva Catie Chesley Swain (1859 - 1899)*
  Cyrus Henry Chesley (1860 - 1926)*
  Lucy May Chesley Copeland (1866 - 1940)*
 
 Sibling:
  Phoebe Cochran Ward Chesley (1830 - 1928)
  Richmond Ward (1839 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Aged 98 Yrs. 22 Days.
 
Note: Stone is in good condition
 
Burial:
Powell Canyon Cemetery
Custer County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: Diane (Wonch) Stunkel
Record added: May 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52640530
Phoebe Cochran <i>Ward</i> Chesley
Added by: Kevin Walker
 
Phoebe Cochran <i>Ward</i> Chesley
Added by: Diane (Wonch) Stunkel
 
 
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