Sophie Pratt <I>Jewett</I> Bingham

Sophie Pratt Jewett Bingham

Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 1 Mar 1892 (aged 46)
New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Burial New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 0140
Memorial ID 93822004 · View Source
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Find A Grave contributor Jim Childers has made a suggestion to you regarding your Find A Grave memorial for Eva Bingham.

"Eva is the niece of Sophie. [These two are both wives of Amherst Willoughby Bingham.] She is the daughter of Charles Saxe Jewett, Sophie's brother."

Mr. Childers also supplied the following obituary from the New Ulm Review, March 9, 1892.

"Death is always solemn; solemn because of the impenetrable mysteries which follow and because of the memories and associations which are always 'wakened by departing life. But when it invades our midst and without a moment's warning takes away a strong ind guiding spirit, a kindly nature or a manly and womanly presence it causes is to pause from our worldly cares and p1easures and reflect whether or not death is the end of all or if no morning is to dawn upon the night in which the departed spirit sleeps. It was with this feeling therefore, a feeling of sadness and solemn sorrow that our citizens heard at about eight o'clock on Tuesday evening of last week of the sudden death of Mrs. A. W. Bingham. Many of her friends had seen her that same afternoon in apparently good health and the announcement of her death naturally caused a painful shock. The circumstances of her unexpected taking-off are quickly recited. In the afternoon she had worked unusually hard and at night, in company with Mrs. Mowery, started for the German M. E. church to attend the illustrated I lecture. Upon reaching the top of the hill she complained of a very tired feeling and of want of breath. She was assisted into the house of Mrs. Laudonschlaeger, but she had no sooner taken a chair than she gasped heavily for breath, asked to be fanned and then easily passed away. The immediate cause of her death, no doubt, was apoplexy. She had been a slight sufferer from asthma for years and was subject to sudden attacks as the result of great exertion. This physical failing manifested itself as the result of the hard work of the day and the strain caused in walking up the hill brought on the rupture of one of the vessels of the brain from which death ensued almost instantly. Her body was at once taken to her home and the funeral was held from the Congregational church on Saturday afternoon Rev. Meske, assisted by Rev. J. H. Money of Minneapolis, performed the ceremonies and at their close a host of friends and acquaintances followed her remains to the city cemetery, there to pay final token of esteem to one whom they had learned to honor and respect. The floral offerings were unusually numerous and beautiful and as a mark of respect the business houses were all closed during the funeral hour.

Mrs. Bingham was born on the 1st of August, 1845, at St. Albans, Vermont. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elizer Jewett and continued to live with her parents until she was married to Mr. Bingham on the 23rd of January in 1873. Then they at once came west and with the exception of four years when they lived in Rochester, their home was in New Ulm. Two children resulted from their union, but both died when very young. Always of a kind and good-natured disposition, she had many close friends and her desire to do good prompted her to many acts of kindness and quiet charity. Her chief object was to make her own home and others happy and to have lived so as to command, when dead, the unstinted offering of public praise was her rare fortune. In religion she was Episcopalian, but to the Congregational church of this city she lent a willing and energetic hand and the following resolutions adopted by the Y. P. S. of C. E. at their last meeting attest their appreciation of her worth: Inasmuch as it has pleased God in His providence to afflict us with the heavy loss which we have sustained, both as a society and as individuals, in the sudden death of our beloved friend. Mrs. A. W. Bingham, whose activity among us has been characterized by unremitting energy and zeal, whose association with us was always pleasant, helpful and inspiring us to a higher plane of living, whose love for her fellowmen and for God has led her to consecrate herself to a life of Christian service: Resolved, That in the midst of our own grief we extend our heartfelt sympathy to these more deeply stricken; to her bereaved husband, to her relatives and near friends; and that we commend them for consolation to that divine power which, though sometimes mysterious in its dispensation, "yet doeth all things well," feeling sure that to them as to us there is comfort in the knowledge that the deceased was not only honorable and true in all respects, but was also devoted and consistent christian. Re-solved, That the secretary of this meet is instructed to send a copy of these resolutions to the husband of the deceased, one to the "New Ulm Review" for publication, one to the clerk of the church, and record same in the minutes as a testimony of our grief and sympathy."


"She hath done what she could."


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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sophie Pratt Jewett Bingham (1 Aug 1845–1 Mar 1892), Find a Grave Memorial no. 93822004, citing New Ulm City Cemetery, New Ulm, Brown County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by MarillaW (contributor 47325501) .