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Obits > 1904 - Mary (Sheldon) Remington

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Friday, April 8, 1904

A Pioneer Resident of Tampico And Vicinity Dies After Long Sickness

Mrs. E. E. Remington, a highly  respected lady of this place, died last week Friday evening at about 8:30 o'clock. Her death was due to nervous disorder and a general breaking down from which she suffered for nine weeks. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late residence and interment was in the Tampico cemetery. Rev. C. G. Wright had charge of the services.

Mary Sheldon was the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Willard Sheldon, pioneers int his vicinity, and was herself a pioneer, as she was born Sept 1*, 1849, at Yorktown, whither her parents had emigrated from New York state int he early days, traveling considerable of the distance by team.  She was one of a family of five children, two of whom are yet living, Attorney Sheldon of Rock Falls and Orson W. of Pasadena, Cal. Oct. 17, 1867, she was united to E. E. Remington in marriage, residing in this vicinity until 1883, when with a colony of Tampico people they moved to  *** Dakota, where they resided until 18**, moving to Iowa and returning again to the old home here with its endeared associations and ties, where they have since resided. Her health was never rugged and of recent years she had been an intense sufferer, through all of which she was patient, uncomplaining, industrious and self sacrificing. She was esteemed by all who knew her and beloved by the stricken family, as she was a good mother and wife. Her presence in the happy home will be sorely missed. The family has he sympathy of the community in the loss of their mother and wife from the home.

Six children and the husband survive, they are: Mrs. Myrtle A. Hines of Hecla, S. D., Mrs. Lillian Do** of Denver, Mrs. Earl Smith of ***, Sylvia, Ethely* *********************

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