Monday, November 22, 2010

Amanuensis Monday - Wilkinson Obit.

I am not in a mappy mood today, so I'm going to try something new:

Amanuensis Monday – An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another. So today I will transcribe an article from the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette from Friday morning, September 14, 1906. This is the obituary of my grandmother's grandmother. Cora listed below is my grandmother's father. Yes, Cora. I know...

Mrs. Laura Morton Passes Away
Was a Life-long Resident of Allen
County and a Member of the First M.E. Church, of This City.

Mrs Laura Morton, wife of Thomas Morton, died Thursday evening at 6 o’clock of asthma at the house, two miles east of this city. She was fifty eight years old and had been ill but a little over a week. She had always been a resident of Allen-county, being a native of Perry township.
Mrs Morton was twice married and is survived by three children- Costa Shelton, of Fort Wayne, Cora Shelton of Wisconsin, and Harry Morton, also of Fort Wayne. Her mother, Mrs Charity Wilkinson, still living at the advanced age of eighty eitht years, resides in Lee, Mass, One brother, T.A. Wilkinson is a resident of this city. She has two sisters living- Mrs Minnie Howland, of Lee, Mass, and Mrs Lottie Lindsey, of Amerlila, Texas.
Mrs Morton was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church, of this city.
The funeral will take place Sunday. Services will be conducted at the residence at 9 o’clock by the Rev C.A. Rowland and the remains will be taken to Huntertown for Interment. The Reb Bright, of the Huntertown M E church, will officiate at the burial service. Members of the First M E church will officiate as pall bearers in the city and some old friends fo the deceased will carry the remains to the grave at Huntertown.

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