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Mary Ann DeCrow

DECROW. -- Mrs. Mary Ann Decrow, wife of Mr. J. B. Decrow, died on Thursday morning, Aug. 28, 1879, of an illness of nearly three years' continuance; aged 41 years, 2 months and 20 days.

The funeral services were conducted by the writer at the house, and her remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of people.

Miss M. A. Ramsey was born near Loch, Knox Co., Ohio, June 8, 1835, and when quite young removed with her parents to Morrow Co., O. She remained here until the spring of 1858, when again removing, the family located in Appleton, Licking Co., O. It was here that she formed the acquaintance of her now bereaved husband, to whom she was married Nov. 10, 1859. The newly married pair settled in Liberty Tp., Licking Co. O. Here they remained until Oct. 1866, when they removed to White Settlement, Porter Co., Ind.; and here she lived and died.

Mrs. Decrow's disease began its work upon her in the summer of 1876, causing her to give up her household and family cares in Feb. 1877, from which date she gradually declined until her death; she having, in the meantime, visited in Ohio about three months.

While living in Morrow Co., O., she made a profession of religion, and joined the Bloomfield M. E. church, from which she received a letter of dismissal in good standing. After settling in her final home she united with the M. E. church in the neighborhood.

She was the mother of four children; two born in Licking Co., O., and two in Porter Co., Ind. She leaves four brothers, one sister, her nusband, her four children and many other relatives and friends to mourn her death.

She was a quiet, unassuming, patient and consistent woman. An intimate friend, Eld. W. S. Manville, says of her:

"I have known her about thirty-five years. Her life was almost unspotted, as pure as the driven snow." Her attending physician, Dr. Sayles, conversed with her freely in regard to her departure, and she expressed herself as being prepared for the coming change. Her friends mourn her loss but their loss is her eternal gain.

How pleasant the thought that friends ever dear,
Now dwell with the ransomed above;
And over whose graves we drop many a tear,
Are angles of light and love."


Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: September 18, 1879
Volume Number: 23
Issue Number: 38
Page: 3
Column(s): 5

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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