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Obits > 1915 - Mrs. Lucy Murray

TAMPICO TORNADO, Thursday, May 20, 1915 1;2


Mrs. Lucy MURRAY, the aged mother of Fred ALLEN and who has made her home here with Mr. ALLEN for several years, died Thursday, May 13, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Death came as a result of infirmities of advanced years. Her health had been poor all winter and she had grown very feeble toward the end becoming considerably worse last Sunday and grew worse until death.

The remains accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred ALLEN and daughter May, Mr. and Mrs. Frank ADAMS of DeWitt, Iowa, Will ADAMS and daughter Crystal of Missouri, were taken to Batavia, the old home of the deceased on Saturday morning where funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon in the Christian church in charge of the pastor, Rev. BAKER, the same minister who preached the funeral sermon  over her sister just two months previous. The same pallbearers who bore her sister's remains to their last resting place in the family lot in the Batavia cemetery also bore hers. There were a large number of relatives and old friends at the funeral and a number of beautiful floral tributes.

There was prayer and short services at the house by Elder BROWNRIGG pastor of the Tampico Christian church before the remains were taken away.

Lucy BURR was born Oct. 9, 1835 at Paris, Oneida county, New York, and was one of a family of five children all deceased.

She came to Batavia, Ill., with her parents when a young woman and in 1856 was married to Charles PAYNE, who preceded her to the Great Beyond. To this union was born one son, Frederick L., of Tampico, Ill.

Her marriage to N. J. ADAMS occurred Feb. 3, 1866 to which union was born two sons, Frank X. of DeWitt, Iowa, and William T. of Harrisonville, Missouri.

The earlier part of her life was spent in the vicinity of Batavia, Ill., until her marriage to A. P. MURRAY in the year 1875 when they moved to the state of Missouri which was her home for several years until the death of her husband, since which time she has  lived among her children and relatives.

When a young woman she united with the Christian church and has always lived a sincere christian life. She was a good woman and had those essentials of character which attracted and held to  her many  friends.

Besides her three surviving sons, she leaves ten grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many sorrowing friends.


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