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Obits > 1894 - Elmina Lane

Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Tampico Tornado
October 6, 1894


Elmina Lane was born in Washington County, N.Y., Sept. 9th 1812. Married George W. Lane Sept. 11th 1833. They came west in 1839 and lived in Michigan until 1854, when they moved to Illinois and settled in Henry county upon the farm where she died. She leaves an aged husband, past and the fourscore mark, to tend alone. Two children - Marion Lane and Mrs. E. A. LaDue - were present at her death-bed and burial; two others have passed over and were ready to receive her on the other side.

Mrs. Lane had been failing, under the burden of her years, for some time and since last March has been practically helpless, showing each day less interest in her surroundings, and growing more weary. Much like a tired child, she fell asleep and passed out into the great beyond to awaken in a glorious eternity. Mrs. Lane died Saturday, September 1st, 1894, and her funeral took place in the Leon church, Monday, September 3rd, Rev. Gostelow, of Prophetstown officiating. She was laid to rest in the Leon Cemetery.

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