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 Mary Susan <I>Rayles</I> Cushing

Mary Susan Rayles Cushing

Ludlow, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Death 19 Nov 1881 (aged 55)
Paxton, Ford County, Illinois, USA
Burial Gifford, Champaign County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 23988789 · View Source
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Daughter of James Rayles &
Sarah [Wiles] Rayles

1st Married Thomas Jackson Shafer
May 07, 1846 - Vermilion Co., IL
Mother of 1 daughter of this marriage:
Sally Ann Shafer

2nd Married Jacob Price Huffman
January 05, 1851 - Vermilion Co., IL
Mother of 3 sons of this marriage:
James William Huffman
Perry M. Douglas Huffman
George Dugan Huffman

3rd Married Spencer Dexter Cushing
November 18, 1858 - Vermilion Co., IL
Mother of 4 children of this marriage:
Amy [Cushing] Johnson
Luke Cushing
Silas Cushing
Martha Bell [Cushing] Allison

The cemetery is three miles north of
Gifford on a country road. It is in
a field once owned by Julia Corbley,
of Paxton, but she has long since
deeded it to Champaign County.

It appears, everybody has forgotten
it, despite the exhortation on the
tombstone of Mary Susan Cushing.
"Remember, friends as you pass by,
as you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, you soon will be,
prepare for death and follow me".
It's the epitaph of Mary, wife of
S. D. Cushing.

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  • Created by: LoRetta Hughes
  • Added: 16 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23988789
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Susan Rayles Cushing (14 Apr 1826–19 Nov 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23988789, citing Harwood Chapel Cemetery, Gifford, Champaign County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by LoRetta Hughes (contributor 46865226) .