Submitted by Les Niemi
June 15, 1906
MRS. ELI CAIN PASSES AWAY
Old Inhabitant Passes Away At Her Home Here At 9:20 o'clock Sunday Morning
Mrs. Eli CAIN one of the old inhabitants of this place died Sunday morning at 9:20 o'clock. Death resulted from heart trouble with which she had suffered considerably during the past four months. Her health for several years had not been very good.
The funeral, Tuesday afternoon, June 12, was in charge of Rev. John G. ARMSTRONG, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church. Brief services consisting of scripture-reading and prayer were held at the residence. At the church service immediately following, appropriate tribute was paid by the large gathering of friends and neighbors and by the floral offerings. Mr. ARMSTRONG took his text of his sermon, Hebrews 9-27. Appropriate musical selectsion were rendered.
The pall bearers were O.D. OLSON, O.D. PITNEY, J.H. MILLIGAN, W. LOVE, R.H. McKENZIE and J.S. KIMBALL. Music was rendered by a quartette consisting of Misses Hattie TURNER, Maggie STURM; Messrs. Homer TURNER and P.H. LIKES.
Rachael GUY was born February 7, 1835 in Gallia county, Ohio. When about twelve years of age she came with her parents to Indiana where she lived for a number of years.
She was first married to A. KNOX and to this union was born two children, George W. of Tampico and Frank H. who died in 1893. Her husband died in 1864.
She was married to Eli CAIN in 1866 and came to Fairfield, Bureau county, Illinois where they lived until 1872, when they moved to Tampico where she has since lived. To this union was born two children Haney E. CAIN and Mrs. Liva M. HEIN both of Tampico.
For years she has been a great sufferer and always tried to be patient. She was one of those who was best known to those in her own home and xxxxng her near friends. Xxxx xxx xxx xxx xx church, she daily lived and did those xxx and spoke those words that will get for her a resting place in her Master's House, where all the trials and sufferings of this life end. This rest she earnestly wished and longed for. It was her wish that those that are left should not regret or mourn for her, as she was ready to go and was only waiting for the final summons. She leaves besides her husband and the three children above mentioned, all of this place, one sister Mrs. Libbie ERVIN of Atwood, Indiana.
Thus we say:
"There is no Death!
What seems so is transition.
This life of mortal breath
Is but a superb of the life elysain,
Whose portal we call Death."