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Fannie Bulkley Roberts

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Death Apr 1885
Burial Alton, Madison County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 218583794 View Source
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ROBERTS, FANNIE (nee BULKLEY)/Source: Alton Telegraph, April 30, 1885
The funeral services of Mrs. Fannie Bulkley Roberts, at the house of her father, Rev. Dr. Bulkley, Sunday afternoon, were attended by a large company of friends, filling the rooms adjacent to the one containing the family, and surrounding the house. The two literary societies of the College attended en masse, each having about forty members in line. In addition were many friends from Alton and the country. The services at the house were quite short, consisting of prayer and brief remarks by President Kendrick and Professor Clarke of the college, and the singing by the family of several hymns, as they have for years been accustomed to do on Sabbath afternoons and other occasions of family gatherings. The dear and silent form was tenderly borne out from her youthful home by her husband and three brothers-in-law, Dr. C. B. Roberts, Dr. L. English, and J. J. Pitts, Esq., and followed to the cemetery by a large procession of co-mourners; was by the same hands laid away and covered with fragrant flowers and branches of evergreen, over which they carefully placed the earth as though they were laying their dear one in a bed of down for a brief rest, instead of an eternal repose in a bed of clay. Dr. Bulkley thanked the assembled friends and spoke briefly of their hope for the departed as bright and cloudless as the day they were enjoying. It was a touching service, a family service throughout.


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