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Tampico Tornado, January 20, 1911, 1;2


Mrs. Mary Teach,mother of Joseph Teach of this place, died last Friday evening at 7 o'clock at the home of her son, E. E. Teach inRck Falls. The cause of death was weakness due to her advanced years and also hurried by a paralytic strke she suffered from a couple years previous.

The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the late residence in Rock Falls, Rev. Clancey of the Methodist church officiating. Interment was in the cemetery here. [Tampico Memorial].

Mary Van Drew was born near Greencastle, Franklin County, Pa., eighty-one years ag last October. She was married in her home town to John Teach, and lived there until thirty-two years ago, when the family moved to this county, settling in Tampico, lter they moved to Yorktown. They then went to Sheffield where they remained several years afterward moving to Tampico where they lived many years up to the time of the death of Mr. Teach.

For the past ten years Mrs. Teach has lived in Lyndon, most of the time in a house by the side of her son Samuel, and being a part of the family. Six weeks ago she went to Rock Falls. She has suffered a great deal of pain for the past few weeks and for the last three days was unconscious.

Mrs. Teach was a good woman, and had made a large circle of warm friends in Tampico. She was the mother of twelve children, three of them being dead. The  living children are Joseph of Tampico, Benjamin S. of Rock Falls, Jacob of Ohi, Newton of Morrison, Mrs. Maggie Greenman of Canada, Samuel of Lyndon, E.E. of Rock Falls, Mrs. Lizzie Smith of Sheffield and John of Prophetstown.

Mrs. Teach has been a church  member for a great many years, in the east being a member of the United Bretheren chruch, but four years ago she became a member of the Methodist church of Lyndon. There has gone one of the good women of earth, and "Her children will rise up and call her blessed."

(Transcribed by ddm)

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