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Obits > OBIT - Maude "Minnie" Booth 1913

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Miss Maude Booth, A Former Resident, Dies in Michigan

Miss Maude A. Booth, a former resident of Tampico and well known here died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. V. Brooks at Okemos, Mich., Jan. 16, 1913 after an illness of short duration. Death was caused by an abcess forming on the lungs due to an attack of grip.

The remains were brought to Tampico last week Saturday accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Brooks and were taken to Parent's undertaking rooms where they reposed until Sunday morning when the funeral services were held at 10:30 at the Baptist church Rev. Eyles the pastor, in charge. The sermon text being "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." Pastor Eyles spoke very feelingly of the beautiful life of the deceased. Appropriate selections were rendered by Mrs. Ina Hellier, Mrs. Herbert Denison and Miss Minnie Emmons. The pall beareers were Alfred Smith, Wesley Foy, William Ruck, Ray McKenzie, Thos. Dillon and George Drayton. Interment was in the cemetery at Yorktown beside the gaves of her father and mother.

Minnie A. Booth was born at Thomas, Ill., Sept. 9, 1866, and was a daughter of Horace and Sarah Jane Booth. Left motherless in early infancy, she was cared for by her grandparents, Alden Booth and his wife. She grew to womanhood in Bureau county, moving to Tampico in 1885. Miss Booth untied with the Tampico Baptist church in the summer of 1894. In 1895 she went to Iowa, where she resided with her sister, Mrs. J. V. Brooks, removing to Michigan with her sister's family in the spring of 1911. Miss Booth untied with the Utica Free Baptist church of which church she was a member at the time of her death. She was patient, unselfish character, always thinking of others and doing for them, her whole time and thought being entirely given to helping and doing for those who were dear to her.

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