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 Mary <I>Ramsey</I> Bostwick

Mary Ramsey Bostwick

Wythe County, Virginia, USA
Death 15 Jun 1882 (aged 65)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 36059546 · View Source
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Waco, Texas Newpaper

BOSTWICK - In Waco, Texas, June 15th, 1882, after an illness of three weeks, Mrs. Mary Bostwick, wife of Mr. H. G. Bostwick.

She was born in Wythe county, Va., Sept. 26th, 1816. Her father, Mr. Thomas Ramsey, returned to Peoria county, Illinois, in 1836. He was an esteemed ruling elder in the Brunswick church. He died in 1854. His widow, Mother Ramsey, as she was long known, only prceeded the daugher a few weeks having died at Milford, Texas, on the 18th of last April. She was a faithful and greatly beloved member of the Milford chruch for many years.

About the year 1838, the subject of this sketch made a profession of faith and became a communicant in the Presbyterian church. She was married in the year 1840 to Harmon G. Bostwick, and for more than forty years they shared the cares and joys of domestic life, and walked together as disciples of their Lord. The husband being a ruling elder before removal to this State, has done faithful service in that honorable office for more than a quarter of a century in the Presbytery of Central Texas, first in the church at Milford, and for the past fifteen years at Waco.

The wife was a fit companion and helper to her husband. She was of a retiring nature, and her full worth could only be realized by those who knew her well. She was a true and earnest Christian, deeply read in God's Word, and possessed a large fund of information acquired by many years of reading. Her accustomed place in the Santuary was never vacant except for good cause, and her Master's Kingdom and His people were dear to her.

She was fully persuaded that her sickness was unto death, but she feared no evil as she went into the valley, for her Lord was with her. Her end was peace. She was borne to her burial form the church in which she so long had waited on the Lord; her pastor, assisted by two other ministers who had long known and loved her, conducted the service, the officers of the church acting as pall beareres, and a large procession of her fellow worshipers and other friends following to the grave. Her only daughter, herself the wife of a ruling elder, died sixteen years ago. Her only son survives to share with his stricken father the sorrow caused by this great bereavement. PASTOR

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  • Maintained by: Carol Hicks
  • Originally Created by: Robert Hague
  • Added: 19 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 36059546
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ramsey Bostwick (23 Sep 1816–15 Jun 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 36059546, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Carol Hicks (contributor 47013230) .