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Bridget Early

DIED. -- At the residence of her son, James, Mrs. Bridget Early, wife of Wm. Early, at the age of 83 years, on Friday morning, March 4.

Both Mrs. Early and her husband were born in Ireland, in the County Mayo. Having seen the first glimpse of light in the Isle of Saints, they found themselves strolling over Erin's verdant hills, and along the banks of the Moy. Following the claims of fleeting time they, almost sixty years ago chose to walk life's path in union and together bear the burdens of daily toil.

Mrs. Early was the mother of eleven children, of which number nine were born in Ireland. In 1846 with many others of their time, the family concluded to bid adieu to the charming scenes of childhood's days and to better their condition upon the shores of the western continent. In the early part of 1847 they landed in the harbor of St. John, New Brunswick. Here they stayed until the year 1848 when they removed to Portland, Maine. From this out Mr. Early followed the building of new railroads, thus passing from state to state. In 1861 they came to the present homestead of their son James. Mrs. B. Early was a strong, rugged woman and ably and earnestly performed the many and arduous domestic duties of her home. She was a true christian mother, who stood at the bier of seven of her children and who is mourned by the four still remaining. Some four years ago the hardships of time and the days of old age began to tell significantly upon her and she broke down in mind and body. Ever since she has been more or less confined to bed until some weeks ago th grippe visited her and bid her come and rest from labor and toil. Fortified with the sacrements of the Catholic church, she peacefully passed away on the morning of the fourth. The funeral services took place on Sunday morning from St. Partick's church, and a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay to her the well-deserved last honors before she might be laid to rest. Being one of the old pioneer women of Porter county she will, though passed away, still live in sacred remembrance with those to whom she was dear and those who knew her. In extending out sympathy we hope that her days of old agemay have been changed to blissful days of youth in the land of eternity, where silvery hairs no longer mark the traces of time, but where all is in everlasting present.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: March 11, 1892
Volume Number: 8
Issue Number: 48
Page: 4
Column(s): 4

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
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                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
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