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Lillian Estella Pearce Finch
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Birth: Jan. 13, 1862
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1916, USA

Lillian Estella Pearce, was the fourth child and the third daughter born to Frederick and Martha Ingraham Pearce: she was born in the city of Flora, Illinois on the thirteenth day of January eighteen hundred and sixty-two. She was baptized into the Methodist church in her infancy, and always adhered to its doctrine. On the twenty-eighth day of May 1884, she was joined in the holy bonds of wedlock to Sol T. Finch and into this union two sons were born, both of whom are now living. Earl Devere Finch, a prominent attorney of Redlands, California, and Doctor Rollea Dean Finch, one of the prominent physicians of this city.

She departed this life, after a long and serious illness extending over two years, here at her home on the fifth day of June 1916, surrounded by her husband, her son, Dr. Finch and her surviving brothers and sisters. She leaves to mourn her death, her husband, her two sons and Miss Emma C. Pearce, and Mrs, Olive A. Buck, her sisters, and F. A. Pearce her surviving brother. Another brother,
Wilber R. Pearce, the oldest of the family departed this life on the third day of June 1916, and was buried on the fourth, thus being but three days intervening in the burial of this departed sister and her oldest brother.

This departed sister was ever of a most kind and loving disposition, always self sacrificing and kind to every one with whom she came in contact. Her life was devoted to the gentle care and devotion of her family, and she always had uppermost in her thoughts as to how best to subversive and safeguard their Interests and to aid in the education of her two sons, and made her life work the object of their interests.

On the ninth day of last June she went with her husband to southern California with the hope that she might regain her health, but after a stay of six months she returned with but a worse condition of health, having
lost her vision and has been gradually growing weaker and weaker until death claimed her as his victim.

Funeral services were held at the home on East Second street, Wednesday afternoon of last week at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. C. M. Foltz officiating. Interment at Elmwood cemetery.
(The Southern Illinois Record, June 15, 1916)(published a second time) 
Family links: 
  Martha Jane Ingraham Pearce (1835 - 1878)
  Solomon Tompkins Finch (1857 - 1927)*
  Earl Devere Finch (1884 - 1971)*
  Rollae Dean Finch (1887 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Clay County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Nahm
Record added: Mar 09, 2007
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Lillian Estella <i>Pearce</i> Finch
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Lillian Estella <i>Pearce</i> Finch
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Lillian Estella <i>Pearce</i> Finch
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Rest in peace...
- Nahm
 Added: Aug. 20, 2014
Gone but not forgotten...
- Nahm
 Added: Nov. 8, 2007
Thinking of you today!
- Nahm
 Added: Mar. 25, 2007

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