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 Mary E <I>Lamerson</I> Rawlings

Mary E Lamerson Rawlings

Warren County, New Jersey, USA
Death 24 Apr 1893 (aged 56–57)
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 24809678 · View Source
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Mary E. (Lamerson) Rawlings was the daughter of Conrad and Susan (Stackhouse) Lamerson and the step-daughter of Isaac Van Gilder. She was the wife of Rev. Thomas Rawlings. He was a minister in the Newark Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Newark, New Jersey Directory
Year: 1891
31 South Thirteenth Street
Reverend Thomas Rawlings

Unidentified Newsclipping - 1893
Rawlings.--Mary E., wife of the Rev. Thomas Rawlings, of Newark Conference, was born in Warren County, New Jersey, and died in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, April 24, 1893. Becoming fatherless a few months after her birth, she grew up in the home of her stepfather, Isaac Van Gilder, who was for many years an Exhorter and class leader in our church. On May 27, 1856, she was married to Brother Rawlings, who at the time was laboring on the Rome and Greenville Charge. For twenty-five years ensuing Sister Rawlings was not only a faithful and sympathizing wife, but a cordial co-laborer with her husband in the ministry, illustrating in her life the Gospel of the grace of God, which he preached. Their removals, under the rules, were to Vernon, Lafayette, Cokesbury, Anderson, Peapack, Flanders, Branchville, Port Oram, Broadway, Walnut Grove and Stillwater. On the last charge, owing to a mental affliction, her husband's ministry ended. The family then moved to Newark and joined Roseville Methodist Episcopal Church, of which Sister Rawlings was a member when she died. Her life was interwoven with many and sore afflictions--the loss of her father, of two of her children, bereaved of her husband by a malady wose than death, protracted through a dozen years, and her own life in suspense through a heart impairment for many months. But it was not all shadow. Her second father cherished her as his own child, and she reciprocated with a filial affection. From a child she loved and trusted her heavenly Father, in whose service and providence she found true comfort. She had the love and fellowship of a Christian husband for a quarter of a century, and the presence and sympathy of good children through all her later afflictions and to to her life's end. The character of Sister Rawlings was marked by modesty, meekness, tenderness, patience, and cheerfulness. She appeared to greatest advantage among the inner circle of her friends. She left home the day of her death, accompanied by her daughter, in pursuit of medical aid, and while in the office of the physician suddenly expired. The testimony to the blessedness of her death is her unselfish and beautiful life. A son and daughter mourn their loss. The services of her funeral were conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Tuttle, who was assisted by the Rev. A M. Palmer and the writer. Her remains repose in Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.
Written by Rev. R. Vanhorne

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 24809678
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary E Lamerson Rawlings (1836–24 Apr 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24809678, citing Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Mary Jane Haight-Eckert (contributor 46560908) .