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Alice Muldoon

Died, on Sunday, June 21st, at her home in Jackson township, Mrs. Alice Muldoon, in her 63rd year. Her death was very sudden, and happened at 5 o'clock in the morning. She arose in her usual health and went out to milk the cows, as was her usual custom. While thus engaged she was stricken down, and expired within a few minutes. Mrs. Muldoon has been suffering from fatty generation of the heart and dropsy, and this is the prime cause of death. The funeral was held on Tuesday, services being conducted in the Chesterton Catholic church and the remains buried in the Catholic cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. Deceased was born in the Parish of Kilashandre, County Caven, Ireland in 1828, and came to America in 1843 with her parents, who settled in the city of Rochester, N. Y. In 1845 she was married to Arthur Muldoon, and came to Porter county with her husband in 1864, and has been a resident of Jackson township ever since. She was the mother of eighteen children, three of whom survive her. They are William, Phillip, and Francis J.

In the life of Mrs. Mulddon there were no striking incidents of heroic episodes such as would cause her name, like that of Joan De Arc to be emblazoned on the pinnacle of fame or handed down to posterity through the annals of history. But she possessed a striking personality and true christian character which will embalm her memory in the hearts of a wide circle of friends, cause her example to be held up as eminently worthy of emulation, and confer a lasting benefit upon the community in which she lived. She was a gentle, constant, and loving wife, whose wise council dispelled many doubts, and the soothing influence of whose gentle voice, like the heavenly dew that consoles a bruised and broken flower, hastened the departure of many a despondent hour. She was a vigorous comforter, gentle protector of the orphan, champion of honor, could never be dissuaded from the performance of duty, even when it was surrounded by imminent danger and the only hope of reward was hidden in the infinite space beyond the grave.

Although the sterner cares of manhood have furrowed her brow, still we turn our fondness and kneel at that Mother's shrine, where every care and infant grief were hushed to rest and her whispered prayers blessed our slumbers. In her office as Mother she held the key of the soul, and after driving the savage from the heart, lovely implanted the Christian and locking the door, placed the stamp of genuineness on the character of our manhood. While the brain retains power to think it will ever turn with renewed fondness to the contemplation of a character which was the embodyment of honor, virtue, love and self-sacrificing devotion which it is an honor to call Mother.

In her death the community loses a good neighbor, a gentle and loving wife, and a noble mother.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: June 26, 1891
Volume Number: 8
Issue Number: 11
Page: 1
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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