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Elizabeth Dorr

Eliza Bull was born in Cayuga county, New York, March 30, 1827. She came to Indiana in 1845 and was married to Edward Dorr, June 4, 1846. To this union were born nine children, seven of whom survive, the father and two sisters have preceded the mother to the home beyond. Of the surviving children, Oscar, George and Arthur reside in San Jose, Cal.; Mrs. S. A. Sullivan, LaBelle, Mo.; Mrs. A. D. Kuehl, Canton, Miss., and John and William, in Chicago. Sixteen years ago she left the farm in Portage township and resided with John, her eldest son.

She, with her husband, united with the Wheeler M. E. church during its pioneer days and lived a life that was a worthy example. About a year ago she was stricken with paralysis; thus her remainin days were more or less suffering, but she bore her burdens bravely and kept her trust in Him, waiting patiently to be called over on the other side. When the final moment came she said: "Tell Flora and Ella goodby; I will soon be in glory." She was taken over on the other side, March 6, 1916, having reached the age of 88 years 11 months and 6 days. Besides the children and grandchildren and several great-grandchildren she leaves on sister, Mrs. Hiram Crook, of Liberty township, and a number of other near relatives in Porter county.

"Beautiful toiler, thy work all done,
Beautiful soul into glory gone,
Beautiful life with its crown now won,
God giveth thee rest.

"Rest from all sorrows, and watching, and fears,
Rest from all possible sighing and fears,
Rest through God's endless, wonderful years --
At home with the blest.

"Beautiful spirit, free from all stain,
Ours the heartache, the sorrow and pain,
Thine is the glory and infinite gain --
Thy slumber is sweet.

Peace in the heart, 'neath the white calm,
Peace in the heart, 'neath the white folded palm,
Peace dropping down like a wondrous balm
From the head to the feet."

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: March 29, 1916
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Page: 2
Column(s): 2

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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