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Obits > 1886 - Lydia Whittington

Submitted by Les Niemi

July 10, 1886


WHITTINGTON-At the residence of J.W. WHITTINGTON, in Allen county, Kansas, Friday, June 25th, 1886, Mrs. Lydia WHITTINGTON, aged, seventy-three years, one month, and twenty five days.

Mrs. WHITTINGTON was born in Carroll county, Ohio, April 30th, 1813. Her parents had settled in Richland county Ohio in 1817, in which place she married Samuel WHITTINGTON, February 27th, 1838, residing there until April 9th, 1851, when she emigrated to Fairfield Township, Bureau County, Illinois, at which place she resided until the spring of 1882, when they broke up housekeeping and went to visit her sons in Allen County Kansas. In the fall returned to Illinois to visit her old home. In the summer of 1884, after returning to Kansas she had an attack of Paralysis, from which she never recovered; but bearing all her affliction with fortitude she continued to visit her children in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas. Last winter she stayed with her daughter in Iowa, and about five weeks before her death she requested her son J.W. WHITTINGTON to come to Iowa and assister her to Kansas which request he immediately answered, she wished to see all of her children and grand children once more. She arrived in Kansas much exhausted from which she recovered and had a nice visit with her children and grand children, all being present when she said I now want to die. She went to sleep and slept for 48 hours in which time she could be aroused, she awoke in a paralytic stroke, called pa three times and expired in less than five minutes. She was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, a large concourse of mourners and sympathizing friends followed her to the cemetery. Her husband Samuel WHITTINGTON, survives her and is with their son, J.W. WHITTINGTON, Kincaid, Kansas.

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