Susan Maria “Maria” <I>Farrington</I> Eastman


Susan Maria “Maria” Farrington Eastman

Conway, Carroll County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 13 Jun 1900 (aged 73)
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Sec 2 Lot 100 Gv 9
Memorial ID 81988355 View Source

Mrs. John W. Eastman, whose maiden name was Susan Maria Farrington. was born in Conway, New Hampshire, April 26, 1827. She was the daughter of Jeremiah and Rachel (Horne) Farrington, and was of old Puritan stock. She was educated at the town school, the "South Conway Seminary" and Fryeburg (Me.) Academy. At the age of sixteen she began teaching school, first in the town school. then in the South Conway Seminary, continuing it for about ten years.

On March 9, 1854, she was married to John W, Eastman and moved with him to St. Anthony. In the early sixties she united with the Andrew Presbyterian Church, and for many years was one of its most active members. The entertainments, fairs and socials, the charitable and benevolent work of the church, always found in her a hearty and earnest worker. For many years she taught in the Sunday school, and many of' her scholars could bear testimony to her earnest endeavor for their welfare. On December 5, 1865, she had a great bereavement in the death of her only daughter, and it was many years before she could overcome this great sorrow.

Mrs. Eastman was quite literary in her tastes, and kept posted on the current literature of the day. But what may be written of the love and self-sacrifices of a true mother towards her children? The achievements of man may be recorded, the battles they fight and the victories they win may have a place in history; but the historian has not yet been born who can adequately express the hopes, the fears, the days of anxiety and the nights of prayer of a loving Christian mother. Such a mother was Mrs. Eastman; always full of good cheer and encouragement. Scores both young and old sought her society, and were better for the seeking.

On February 19, 1899 her husband suddenly died, and from this blow she never recovered. On June 13, 1900, she died after a short illness of pneumonia, bemoaned by a large circle of friends. As the Rev. Mr. Hardin said, "Her presence was a benediction to all who knew her, and her memory will be sacred to all."

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Maria “Maria” Farrington Eastman (26 Apr 1827–13 Jun 1900), Find a Grave Memorial ID 81988355, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Jim Childers (contributor 47455615) .