Frances A. <I>Williams</I> Raught

Frances A. Williams Raught

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Death 12 Apr 1923 (aged 82)
Burial Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 138120450 · View Source
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Libertyville Independent dated Thursday, April 19, 1923

Mrs. Ambrose Raught Dies At Libertyville

Frances Augusta Williams was born at Glenco Mills, Columbia County, New york, August 20, 1840. She was married to Ambrose Raught on New Years Eve, in 1863, at the home of her parents in Glencoe Mills. They came to Illinois about 1870, and lived for 38 years on a farm at Volo, in the western part of Lake county. They moved to Libertyville 15 years ago, and immediately united with the First Methodist Episcopal church, July 24, 1908, by letter from Volo, under the pastorate of the Rev. H. F. Lawler.

Mrs. Raught was an earnest Christian, always watching to do a kind act for some one. Her mind was bright, her memory wonderful for one of her years. No children came to bless their union. An adopted daughter passed away five years of age.

“Auntie Raught” will be missed by her neighbors. She was ill only a short time, and on Thursday morning April 12th, she went to sleep to awaken in the Homeland where she will join the family circle, she being the last one of the family. What a welcome she must have received as the family circle was made complete! Her aged husband, broken with sorrow and well stricken in years, still tarries behind, but in god’s good time will join her in that better land where parting is no more. Their companionship has been long and sweet. In 60 years of married life no unkind word has ever passed between them. Not a murmur of complaint was heard during her illness. She would say so often to those who were caring for her, “I am all right. So she was and so is she now.

“In the land of fadeless day
Lies the city foursquare,
It shall never pass away,
And there is no night there.

God shall wipe away all tears,
There’s no death, no pain, nor fear
And they count not time by years,
For there is ‘no night there.”

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14th, by the Rev. Charles J. Dickey at 10 a.m.


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  • Created by: Dorie
  • Added: 31 Oct 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138120450
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Frances A. Williams Raught (20 Aug 1840–12 Apr 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138120450, citing Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Dorie (contributor 47711074) .