|Birth: ||Jul. 21, 1862|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 1902|
Elizabeth, daughter of Wm. and Susan Swigart, was born July 21, 1862, in Knox County, Ill., where she has spent all of her life, except three years, which were spent in Kansas. After completing her education at St. Mary's in Knoxville, she married to Chas. E. Hartsook of Maquon, Ill., Sept. 15, 1881. To this union was born an only child, Vera, who with the husband and aged father, three brothers and two sisters survive her.
In 1879, under the pasturage of Rev. L. B. Dennis, she was united with the Methodist Episcopal church May 18, 1879, and has lived a Christian life and a kind and devoted mother.
Departed this life Sept. 10, 1902, at her home in Maquon, Mrs. Hartsook had been for over two years a very great but patient sufferer, and many times toward the last she expressed and earnest desire to be where all pain and suffering would forever end. Many precious and hopeful words were uttered by her on her death bed, which will ever be remembered by, and of a great comfort to, the loved ones she left behind.
The funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, conducted by the Rev. J. T. Killip, his text being these beautiful words: "For he looked for a city, which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God."
The church was filled with people who expressed their love and respect to their departed friend. Many and beautiful were the floral offerings. She was laid to rest in the Maquon cemetery.
"She is not dead, but gone before, and we will meet her, bye and bye, on that beautiful shore."
Charles and Elizabeth married September 15, 1881 in Maquon, Knox County, Illinois.
William Swigart (1822 - 1913)
Susanna Stewart Swigart (1830 - 1875)
Charles Elisha Hartsook (1861 - 1939)*
Vera Elizabeth Hartsook Melton Bennett (1884 - 1955)*
William Swigart (1843 - 1862)**
John Swigart (1849 - 1941)**
Jane Swigart Cook (1851 - 1929)**
Daniel Swigart (1853 - 1936)**
Alonzo Swigart (1855 - 1874)**
Elizabeth Swigart Hartsook (1862 - 1902)
George Swigart (1864 - 1865)*
Lincoln Swigart (1865 - 1944)*
Sarah Swigart Bearmore (1868 - 1957)*
Mary Swigart Allen (1872 - 1896)*
Eliza Swigart (1874 - 1884)*
Note: Obituary from family papers.
Created by: C Melton
Record added: Aug 25, 2009
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