Monday, April 18, 2011

Lydia Butler Adkins Wilson

This obituary has no indication as to the newspaper name or date.  Only the hand-written note "Mother Cousin Lyda"...also a couple of dates are marked-through, but we are transcribing the text as published.

The funeral services of Mrs. Lydia B. Wilson were held at the home of the family, Saturday, April 16, at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Wm. Wallace officiating.  Mrs. Wilson was born in Plymouth, Lynchfield Co., Conn., June 30th, 1820, and in 1854 she came with her parents to Peoria Co.  Later she married Mr. George F. H. Wilson, and removed with him to Cambridge in 1850.  Old settlers remember him as prominent in political affairs of the county in early days, for a time filling the office of sheriff.  Mrs. Wilson has been a widow since 1884.  Being a professing christian from her childhood she has ever adorned her profession by a humble patient christian walk.  There were present at the funeral her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Phelps of Plymouth, Ill.; her daughter, Mrs. L. H. Remsberg, of Lake City, Iowa; her son, Edwin G. Wilson; and daughter, Mrs Julia Kemerling, of Cambridge; her son, Norman D. Wilson, of Coon Rapids, Iowa, and daughter; Mrs. Emma J. Austin being unable to be present.  Mrs. Wilson is one of the last representatives of the pioneer generation which is fast passing away, and future generations will rise to do them honor of which we have been too sparing-for our debt to them for the blessings of christian country can not be over estimated.  The good that they have done will live after them.  "Yea, saith the spirit, they shall rest from their labors, but their works shall follow them."

1 comment:

  1. This obituary for Lydia was in :
    Cambridge Chronicle, Thursday, April 21, 1898:
    Lydia Adkins Wilson is my second Great Grandmother.
    Nancy Smith