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Maria S. Arnold
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1810
South Bend
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1886
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Arnold - Maria Skinner was born at South Bend Ind., Dec 12th 1810, and died Nov 12 1886 in Chicago. In 1833 she was married to Levi F Arnold, and moved to Plainfield, Ill. In 1837 the came to Oswego, Ill., and lived there till her husbands death in 1844. She was converted and joined the M. E. church in 1845, and was a devoted and faithful Christian. The itinerant minister of that early period often found shelter and encouragement in his work at her home. As far back as 1848 the writer, then a young man in the ministry, used to meet at her house Dr. Luke Hitchcock, Stephen R Beggs, and Wesley Bachelor, who are still with us and John Sinclair, John Clark, and Hooper Crews, of blessed memory. About twenty years ago she came with her children to Chicago, and united with Trinity M. E. church, in which church she remained a member till her death. Her children were all converted early in life and joined the church with their mother. For the last fifteen years she was a great sufferer, About that time three of her daughters were taken away by death in quick succession. The shock prostrated her. From that time she has been an invalid, and often in great bodily pain; but she bore her sufferings with fortitude and patience. The funeral services were conducted at her late residence, 2216 Indiana Ave, and from thence the remains were taken to Oswego and placed beside her husband and three children. One daughter and several grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of this good and useful woman - J.C. Stoughton

(Obit transcribed from and original glued to a page in the Pettingill Family Bible that is currently in my (E. Bush) possession.)

ARNOLD, Levi R. born May 4, 1807 - Sept 18, 1844
Maria S. his wife aged 73 yr 11 mo Nov 12, 1886
Josephine born Nov 12, 1842 died July 11, 1844
Lizzie Arnold born Dec 26, 1840 died Feb 11, 1872
Hattie H. born July 12, 1834 died Jan 23, 1874
Lydia wife of Constant Cook Mar 19, 1836 - July 1900
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  Levi R. Arnold (1807 - 1844)
Oswego Township Cemetery
Kendall County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Emily Bush
Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Nov 02, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5924701
Maria S. Arnold
Added by: James Seidelman
Maria S. Arnold
Added by: Emily Bush
Maria S. Arnold
Added by: James Seidelman
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