Mary Bartlett Blodgett

Annsville, Oneida County, New York, USA
Death 20 Jan 1908 (aged 78)
Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 95947820 · View Source
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Mary Bartlett was born in Annsville, Oneida county, N.Y., November 29, 1829 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lina Porter in Lacona, Oswego county, N.Y., January 20, 1908 aged 78 years, 1 month and 21 days. Her death occured on the eighty-sixth birthday of her eldest sister's husband, L.C. Runyan of Lacona.

She was the third of a family of five children of Urania Perry and Emery Bartlett, three, sister of whom survive, her oldest sister Mrs. Huldah Runyan of Lacona being eighty-one years old, Mrs. Frances Hudson of Milwaukee; Oregon, and Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson of Sandy Creek.

She was married to Samuel N. Blodgett, October 10, 1848, at Sandy Creek, N.Y., by Rev. Arnold. Mr. Blodgett died May 28, 1873. To them were born six children all of whom lived to maturity excepting Alma, who died December 19, 1864, aged fourteen years.

She has been in feeble health for five or six years, having received a fall at that time and dislocating her right shoulder, from the shock of which she never fully recovered. She was ready and waiting for the call which would release her from earthly cares and pain.

Less than two weeks before her demise her daughter Lina, being near the piano chanced to strike the keys. She said, "Why don't you play a little?" Striking into an old hymn, "Lord of the World Above," Mrs. Porter began singing and Mrs. Blodgett joined in, her voice sounding as clear as when in health. They sang three verses and then sang three verses of "They are not Lost but Gone Before." Her voice sounded so natural that Mrs. Porter said that she wished that some one else might have heard it.

The funeral was held Wednesday, January 22, at the house. The Scripture lesson, the twenty-third Psalm and the text was of her own selection; "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for Thou art with me."

She united with the Baptist chupch of Sandy Creek about thirty-four years ago. At the funeral when her pastor, the Rev. Onderdonk, repeated the text that the sun which had, been hidden all day, shone out brightly at the words "Thou art with me." She had requested that the, Rev. Davies make the prayer.

The children of Mrs. Blodgett wish to extend thanks to the choir for the beautiful selections rendered by them at the funeral.

Source: Sandy Creek News, Jan 20, 1908

Sister also of Jane and Perry Bartlett

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