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Lela Farrow Maloney
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1857
Death: Feb. 2, 1916

Lelia Farrow was born April 19, 1857 in Warrenton, Warren Co., Missouri to William H. Farrow and Lucy Hundley. She was on a visit in 1876 to her Uncle, Dr. C. J. Hundley, when she met her future husband, George Lumpkin Maloney. When Lelia returned to her home in Missouri, George followed. They were married December 12, 1877 in Warrenton. They were the parents of 10 children. She passed away February 2, 1816 in Goree, Texas. She was buried beside her husband in Rosemound Cemetery, Commerce, Texas.
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Commerce Journal, February 11, 1916
Northeast Corner

We were pained to hear of the death of our friend, Mrs. George Maloney, nee Farrow. She came to Texas in 1876 from Missouri to visit her uncle, Dr. C. J. Hundley a bright, beautiful girl, and here in Texas she met her fate. On her return to Missouri Mr. Maloney followed on and claimed her for his bride and the windsome Missouri girl was transplanted to the then rugged life in Texas. We know what a noble wife and mother she made. She raised seven manly boys and two lovely daughters in the far west and today all that remain of her is to be laid beside her beloved husband in Rosemound Cemetery.

God rest thee, Leila.
Thou wer't sweet lovely
Gentle as the evening breeze,
Pleasant as the summer zephry
When it floats among the trees
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Commerce Journal, Commerce, Texas, February 4, 1916
Mrs. Geo. Maloney died at her home in Goree, Texas, Tuesday night. The body will be brought to Commerce for burial Thursday night. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church.

The deceased is the sister of Mrs. C. W. Rush of this city and she visited here only a few weeks ago.

The Commerce Journal, Commerce Texas, February 11, 1916

Scarcely had the second day of February dawned when heaven issued, the summons, "come home," to the soul of Mrs. Lelia Farrow Maloney, widow of George L. Maloney, and she obeyed, and her spirit went on to be with her Saviour, and her loved ones gone before.

She was born in Warren county, Missouri, April 19th, 1857, and passed away at Goree, Texas, February 2nd, 1916, at the age of 58 years, 9 months, and 11 days. She gave her life to Jesus Christ and united with the Methodist church in Warrenton, Mo., at the age of seventeen years. She visited Commerce, Texas in 1876, for several months, when she returned to her home in Missouri, and was married on December 12th, 1877, to George L. Maloney, a highly respected citizen of Commerce. She returned to Texas as a bride immediately after her marriage and made her home in and around Commerce till 1890 when with her family she went out west. They returned to Commerce again a few years later where Mr. Maloney passed away on October 24th, 1906. Mrs. Maloney again left Commerce for the west in March, 1907, and settled in Goree.

To Mr. and Mrs. Maloney were born ten children, three girls and seven boys, all of whom survive her except one girl who passed away in infancy. She is also survived by one brother, Mr. John Farrow, lately of Commerce but now of New Mexico, one sister, Mrs. C. W. Rush of Commerce and a number of other relatives.

Her remains were brought back to Commerce on February 4th and tenderly laid away by loving hands in beautiful Rose Mound cemetery by the side of her husband, and in presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. The number and profusion of floral offerings that covered her grave attested to the love and high esteem in which this estimable woman was held by all those who knew her.

All of her children accompanied her remains from Goree except her eldest son, and her brother, both of whom were prevented because of the distance, they could not reach here in time for the funeral service.

It is a law of art that the most perfect and enduring effects are produced by combination of things unlike each other. A painter throws into his picture the darkest shadows that he may intensify his clearest lights. A sculptor carves for the top of his columns, capitals of delicate design. An architect relieves the heavy masonry of his walls with items of exquisite device and forms of sculptured beauty. God Himself is our original teacher; for whilst He "setteth fast the mountains, being girded with power," He hath woven around their summits tender vines, and rooted in their crevices sweet-scented flowers, that warmly clasp and color the cold gray cliffs.

Observe in this law that strength is first and beauty afterward. We have in the life and character of Mrs. Maloney the uplifting of these two qualities which are admired by the soul of man the world over. As a Christian, as a mother, as a sister, and as a friend, we always found that depth of love which alone produces real strength of character and beauty of life.

What a person is, is the final impression she makes on the world rather than what she seems to be. Her seeming may be adroitly managed, but the instinctive and necessary influences of her real self, will sooner or later tear off the mask. Genuine womanhood is as certain of recognition as hypocrisy is of detection and scorn.

All the elements which make for pure, noble, Christian, womanhood were found in Mrs. Maloney. Trouble and sickness may have come into her life but like the painter's darkest shadows, they only intensified her bright virtues and brought out the strength and beauty of character.

As a mother, she loved her children and by words and acts and example tried to lead them along that path that culminates in the noblest manhood and womanhood in Christ Jesus. She inculcated in them those principals of righteousness and honesty that can't be estimated in gold or silver, and always seeming to realize fully that she was shaping their characters not for time only but for eternity. Well may her children rise and call her memory blessed.

As a relative and friend she was true, patient, loving , forgiving, and loyal. She was always open to conviction, and if wrong, could be convinced and swayed to the right as the right with her was ever supreme.

She died in Jesus and is now living a larger, fuller, noble, life because she has been gathered into His embrace and now beholds the face of our father.

"Softly woo away her breath, Gentle death! Let her leave thee with no strife, Tender, mournful, murmuring life! She hath had her bud and blossom; now she pales and shrinks away, Earth, into they gentle bosom! She hath done her bidding here, Angels dear! Bear her perfect soul above, Seraph of the skies, sweet love! Good she was, and fair in youth; And her mind was wed to truth: Take her, then, forevermore, Forever, evermore."

A Friend.

A link for her son's memorial is:
George Walter Maloney

A link for her son's memorial is:
Ross Hundley "Pat" Maloney

A link for her son's memorial is:
Joe Forrest Maloney

A link for her son's memorial is:
Carl DeJernette Maloney
Family links: 
  George Lumpkin Maloney (1848 - 1906)*
  Marvin Myrt Maloney (1878 - 1950)*
  Samuel Farrow Maloney (1880 - 1960)*
  Claude Columbus Maloney (1882 - 1948)*
  Chloe Maloney Taylor (1888 - 1918)*
  Infant Daughter Maloney (1890 - 1890)*
  Joe F. Maloney (1891 - 1951)*
  Mary Elizabeth Fowler (1896 - 1950)*
*Calculated relationship
Rosemound Cemetery
Hunt County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Mary Jane Hobbs Pattillo
Originally Created by: HuntCoTx
Record added: Jun 21, 2008
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 Added: Sep. 26, 2010
Commerce Journal, Commerce, Texas, February 4, 1916DIED at GOREE.Mrs. Geo. Maloney died at her home in Goree, Texas, Tuesday night. The body will be brought to Commerce for burial Thursday night. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 at the ...(Read more)
- Mary Jane Hobbs Pattillo
 Added: Jun. 25, 2009

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