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Obits > Mrs. Fannie Minerva Powell

Tampico Tornado, Sat. February 6, 1886


POWELL - At her home in Tampico Township, Ill., on Monday, February 1st, 1886, of consumption. Mrs. Fannie Minerva Powell; in the fifty-eighth year of her age.

The deceased, Mrs. Fannie Minerva Bullock, was born in Ontario county, N. Y., 1828, where she was brought up and educated by her parents until womanhood. In Oct. 1854, she was married and a year later moved with her husband to Rockton, Ill., where they lived until 1878, when they moved to this county, where she died. Her union was blessed by six children - four girls and two boys, all of whom are living but one.

For years she has been a sufferer of that dreaded disease - consumption, and for the past twelve years a constant suffer. In Sept. last, the disease had taken such a firm hold upon her that she was obliged to take her bed, from which she was only taken when death called her as his own. During all these years she stood her suffering with Christian fortitude and seldom did she complain. In early life she became a follower of Jesus and for forty years was a member of the Baptist Church.She lived a true christian life, was loved and honored by all who knew her.

The funeral took place at the Baptist church of this place and the services were conducted by Rev. H.F. Gilbert, of Paw Paw, Il. The remains were followed to their last resting place, in Tampico Cemetery, a by a large concourse of friends who sympathized with the bereaved husband and children, in this their hour of trial and bereavement.


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