Mary Ann Wilkes <I>Stanton</I> Spain

Mary Ann Wilkes Stanton Spain

Birth
Birmingham, Metropolitan Borough of Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Death 9 Mar 1916 (aged 76)
Packwaukee, Marquette County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 57837917 · View Source
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MRS. MATTHEW SPAIN
The Death Angel leaves his footprints in every orchard carrying the ripest, sweetest and best of earth's fruit to heaven. This time it was a fond mother who has patiently, soothingly hushed little ones to sleep hundreds of times, relying on such promises as "In as much as ye have done it unto one of these my little ones ye have done it unto me". And, "As one whom a mother comforteth, to will I comfort you". When it came the mother's turn to be hushed to sleep she placed her hand in the wounded palm of the infinite Saviour, literally pillowed her head on her Bible and rested softly on its promises. On March 9th 1916 she heard not a flutter of the angel's wing as he carried her across the little Death Creek into s summer bower, where no winter sheds its snow, or binds the running stream. She was carried through the swinging door of one of the prepared mansions of the Holy City. In this glorious home, face to face with Jesus and loved ones gone before, there is no sorrow, no cough, no death, but love, music and perfect rest. Oh can we not ‘phone beyond and speak of the lessons given, just say thy patience and love. Mother, has given us a glimpse of Heaven. Mary Ann Wilkes Stanton was born in Birmingham, England, November 17, 1839. She came with her parents in 1849 and settled on what is now known as the Sam Ellis farm in Moundville. Here amid gigantic oaks and beautiful wild flowers, she grew up to young woman hood when she taught school for a time in Douglas and Buffalo. September 11, 1858 she was married to Matthew Spain. To this union were born eleven children, namely; Mrs. E. R. Solterman, Buffalo: Mr. J.H. Spain, Brokenbow, Nebraska; Rev. A.J. Spain Minneapolis Minn,: Mr. W. M. Spain, Miller S. Dakota; Mary Ann Spain died in Portage at the age of three years; Mr. H.C. Spain Miller S. Dakota; Mrs. Harvey Barron, Endeavor Wis.; Mrs. E.L. Jones, Chicago Ill.; Mr. R.T. Spain, Packwaukee Wis.; Mrs. A. Burrows. Packwaukee, Wis. Her ten living children were with her during her last illness besides whom she leaves to mourn her loss the following brothers and sisters; Messrs. David Stanton, Beloit, Wis., Alfred, Sexton, Iowa, Edwin, Elkader, Iowa, and Thomas of Poynette, Wis., Mrs. C.W. Mountford, Poynette, and Mrs. Wm. House, Arlington, Iowa. After a short service at her home the funeral services of Mrs. Spain were held at the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church of which she was long a member. Her pastor, Rev. O'Neal read and discussed the 47th chapter of Genesis with especial reference to the 9th verse, also the first five verses of the last chapter of the Bible about the beautiful city for the faithful. His text, "She Hath Done What She Could" was especially appropriate. Mrs. Spain was ever ready to lend a helping hand to the sick and needy; her smiling face cast a beam of sunshine wherever she went and kind loving words fell as naturally and refreshingly from her lips as the dew from heaven. Her very presence reminded one of the words; "My Peace I Leave with You" "Let not your heart be troubled." Mrs. Spain was laid to rest on the 13th in her chosen spot in Silver Lake Cemetery of Portage near little Mary and beside the grave of her husband who had preceded her eight years. "Oh, the hallowed name of mother; How we lisp it o'er and o'er, While we're drifting on Time's ocean, Drifting toward the golden shore, In the Christian's home in glory, Out across death's silent goal, We shall meet her, we shall greet her in the homeland of the soul."



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  • Maintained by: Barb Voss
  • Originally Created by: CherriTree
  • Added: 28 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57837917
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Wilkes Stanton Spain (17 Nov 1839–9 Mar 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57837917, citing Silver Lake Cemetery, Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Barb Voss (contributor 47143954) .