Grace <I>Mouat</I> Jeffris

Grace Mouat Jeffris

Sandwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
Death 28 Aug 1900 (aged 69)
Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot block 244-15-3
Memorial ID 126611491 · View Source
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from the Janesville Gazette:

Mrs. David Jeffris, passed quietly away at her home on South Jackson street at 6:30 o'clock last night after an illness of several weeks duration.

Mrs. Jeffris was a woman of rare quality and the announcement of her death will bring sorrow to many a heart outside her immediate family. Her quiet unostentatious ways and numerous kindly offices endeared her to a large number of people. Her christianity was gentle and far reaching, never declaring itself but always being felt and honored. Her daily life was an example of what can be accomplished by a truly noble woman, the good done by her to other people will live beyond the grave. Those who knew her but slightly honored her and will remember her as one who was always kind, gracious and helpful.

Miss Grace Mouat was born in Sandwich parish, Shetland Islands, June 12, 1831, her earthly life being a little over sixty-nine years long. In 1845 her father emigrated with his family from Scotland to this country and settled on a farm in Rock Prairie. On the 14th day of November, 1850, she was married to David Jeffris, the union being a happy and blessed one. For over fifty years she has been a member of the Congregational church, there being but one member of the church whose connection with it has been of longer duration. She was one of the most active members of the church and up to the time of her death took the keenest interest in both its spiritual and social life, always bearing her full share of the work.

The sympathy of the entire community will go out to the sorrowing family whose members have always been closely united. The loss will be most heartily felt by the sorrowing husband, daughter, Miss Susan and the four sons, Malcolm G., William S., David K., and Frederick J. Jeffris, all of this city. The deceased also leaves one brother, James Mouat of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary M. Carle and Mrs. Thomas Jameson of Harmony...

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