Martha <I>Ridgeway</I> Cheney

Martha Ridgeway Cheney

Death 1920 (aged 57–58)
Burial Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot west section
Memorial ID 19001057 · View Source
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We should think of our departed friends as living just away in another room of our Father's house. How near they are, we do not know but we are ever conscious that they are not very far away.

So nigh are they Tis but a step,
Into their presence bright,
And yet we know, they dwell beyond,
The ken of mortal sight.

Blessed thought in the day of sorrow to comfort burdened hearts, is, to remember that our loved ones who have passed through the valley of the shadow of death, are still ours and are still with us and that the mystic tie of love that united us to them is unsevered. The wife and mother, Mrs. Martha Ridgeway Cheney, who passed away at her home in Boylston, Oct. 22, 1920 is ours still. The departed was born in Boylston, March, 27, 1862, being the daughter of James and Louisa Baxter Ridgeway. She was united in marriage June 2, 1883 to Dexter Cheney, Dickinson Center, N.Y. Six children blessed their union, who with their father survive her.

They are Mrs. M.M. Outterson, Sandy Creek, Mrs. B.F. Clemons, Utica, Mrs. Myron Nemier, Boylston, Mrs. Milton Ridgeway, Boylston, Edward Cheney, Boylston and Myron, Pierrepont Manor. She is also survived by her mother and six brothers, Frank Ridgeway, Wayne Co.; Terry, Edward and Myron Ridgeway, Boylston; Charles and Fred Ridgeway, Sandy Creek; and by two sisters, Mrs. Cornell Borden, Boylston; and Mrs. Albert Beeklow, St. Louis, Mo. and by four grandchildren.

Her funeral which was largely attended was held at her late home, Oct. 25, Rev. T.T. Davies officiating. Interment in the family lot in the Wesleyan cemetery.

After the storm, calm, after the weariness, rest, after the suffering, joy and peace. Her many qualities of mind and heart endear her to those whose life was touched by hers. Rest in peace.

Source: Sandy Creek News, Oct 28, 1920

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