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Submitted by Les Niemi

Tampico Tornado


August 8, 1903

DEATH OF MRS. H.D. BRECKENRIDGE

Mrs. Millie BRECKENRIDGE died Monday morning about 2 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. LUTYENS. She had been very sick for several years and her death was due to a gradual breaking down and decay, due to old age. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church, Rev. WRIGHT officiating, assisted by Rev. WILLIAMS.


Millie WHEELOCK BRECKENRIDGE was born Jan. 19, 1828, at Tyringham, Mass., being the third in a family of nine children, four of whom survive her. She was married Nov. 24, 1847, to H.D. BRECKENRIDGE, who died sixteen years ago. Four children were born to them, two of whom died in infancy. The surviving ones are George of Sebeka, Minn., and Mrs. G.H. LUTYENS of Tampico.


Mr. and Mrs. BRECKENRIDGE came to Prophetstown, Ill., in 1853, and a few years later came to the vicinity of Tampico, where the remaining years have been spent.

The deceased was converted in girlhood, and a few years later untied with the Baptist church of her native village. Upon the organization of the Tampico Baptist church in 1878 she became a constituent member and has ever been a faithful and useful member, deeply interested in its welfare. She was a member of the W.C.T.U., which, by her request, was present in a body. She was possessed of a cheerful spirit, great patience and was kind and helpful to all who came in contact with her. She wrought well and her memory will be cherished as a precious legacy.

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