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 Elizabeth Jane <I>Calvert</I> Folden

Elizabeth Jane Calvert Folden

Highland County, Ohio, USA
Death 25 Nov 1904 (aged 74)
Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 17309025 · View Source
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Wife of Rev A.L. Folden

OBITUARY ELIZABETH JANE FOLDEN Elizabeth Jane Calvert was born in Highland County, Ohio, in the year 1830. She moved with her parents to Indiana in 1837.
In the year 1846, she was married to Rev. A. L. Folden , who survives her. In 1850, with her husband, she emigrated to Iowa, and in 1854 they settled in Nebraska, near Union.
She has lived a long life of usefullness and and passed peacefully away on Friday, Nov. 25, 1904, at her home in Union, at the ripe old age of 74 years, 10 months, and 25 days.
Mother Folden did not leave any children, who could call her mother by birth, but she left nine different homeless persons who could call her mother by adoption; yes, it may be said of her, "She hath done what she could, and wherever the gospel shall be preached, it shall be told of her for a memorial."
She was the wife of one of our Fathers in Israel, a Superannuate of the Nebraska conference. Mother Folden was one of those who put the joy of her religion into her daily walk and conversation and could see the bright side of the dark places in life.
She joined the M. E. church in early life and held on by faith till the close of life, when in last breath she aroused and exclaimed in an audible voice, "Peace, Peace",
"Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his." "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
The funeral service was held from the Methodist Church in Union by her pastor, M. S. Foutch, at one o'clock p.m. Sunday, amidst an immense crowd of people and friends, and her last remains were laid to its last resting place in the cemetery west of the village.
She leaves a husband and many friends to mourn her loss. But why shall we sorrow, when we remember, "we sorrow not as those who have no hope, " for she shall be waiting and watching when we shall gather on the Eternal Shore of Glory.
Among the relatives and friends from a distance who came to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. Calvert of Ashland, William Egloff of Sidney, Iowa, Mrs. Elizabeth Calvert and Mrs. Nancy Harmer of Glenwood Iowa, Jason Fountain and wife of South Bend, Emery Steele and daughter of Louisville, E. Ratnour and wife and Mrs. Hobson of Weeping Water. A CARD OF THANKS After fifty-eight years of life together my beloved wife has been called to a higher and better home, and while I realize that the separation is not for a great while, there is a feeling of loneliness that cannot be avoided by human mind, and I am sincerely thankful to the many friends who offered sympathy and assistance. May the lord reward them more than I am able to do.

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  • Created by: Hunter Vaught Jr.
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309025
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Jane Calvert Folden (1 Jun 1830–25 Nov 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309025, citing West Union Cemetery, Union, Cass County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Hunter Vaught Jr. (contributor 46868911) .