Thurs, Feb 15, 1906
Spring Hill - Mrs. J Lockridge died this Monday morning after a long illness and much suffering. Now she sleeps from all care.
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Thurs., Feb 15, 1906
Mrs Mary E Lockridge, wife of Joseph Lockridge living near Spring Hill died Monday, February 12, 1906. She was the daughter of the late Edward Perkins. We have known Mrs Lockridge for many years and know her to be one of the good women of the earth. She was a most faithful wife and mother, a true friends and neighbor. This women will be missed in the old community in which she has lived so long.
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Thurs., January 18, 1906
Clanton Creek - Mrs Crow is with her mother, Mrs. Lockridge, who is quite sick .
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Thursday, February 22, 1906
Mary Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of Edward and Sarah Perkins, was born in Warren County, Illinois, August 16, 1841, aged sixty-four years, five months and twenty-six days. She came with the family to Warren County in March, 1849, where she grew to womanhood and united in marriage to Joseph Lockridge June 23,1861. To this union were born six children, four daughters and two sons, all who are living save one daughter who died in infancy.
At the age of nineteen she was converted to the Christian faith and some years afterward united with the evangelical church retaining her membership until the close of life. During her last illness covering a period of more than two years she was a great sufferer but patiently endured it all and when she realized the end was drawing near expressed herself as willing to die giving evidence to those around her that all was well.
Being the oldest of a family of ten much of her early life was spent assisting her mother in caring for the younger children while in those early days no household was complete unless provided with a loom, spinning wheel, and other attachments necessary for manufacturing the wool as it came from the sheep into wearing apparel and well does the writer remember hearing the humming of the wheel day after day, month after month, as it was being turned by the hand that now lies cold and stiff in death.
The funeral services were held at Linn Grove Church conducted by the Rev Clark of Norwalk. Many sympathizing friends were in attendance and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near by there to await the resurrection of the just. A good neighbor and friend, a dear sister, mother and wife has gone out from among us to come in no more. The family hereby expresses its thanks for neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted during the illness, death and burial of wife and mother.
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Joseph Hall Lockridge
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