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Margaret Williams

Mr. Editor: -- It becomes my painful duty to announce to your readers the death of Mrs. MARGARET WILLIAMS, at her residence near Crown Point, Lake County, Ind. She died on Tuesday evening the 3rd inst., of an affection of the liver, after a painful and lingering illness.

The following is a brief sketch of her life: Margaret Clark, daughter of Judge Clark, of Lake county, was born in Saratoga county, N. Y., Dec. 24th, 1817. -- While she was in her infancy, her father emigrated to Indiana, and settled in 1834 in Lake county, where the subject of this notice has ever since resided. In 1842 she was married to Wm. R. Williams. -- They lived together happily and prosperously, till disease and death entered their household to claim a victim, and make a band of mourners. In the spring of 1853, her health began to fail. No fear was entertained about her, until about the first of September, when she was confined to her bed, from which she was never more to arise. After this she suffered on, slowly sinking, till at last the final fatal struggle came. Skillful physicians attended her; fond friends watched over her.

The enduring and time-defying love of a mother; the anxiety of a fond father; the affectionate care of an only sister, and two brothers; the untiring devotion of a kind husband, was unable to avert the fatal stroke, but served to comfort and to soothe her in the fearful passage from this to the spirit world.

The anguish of their hearts must be imagined, it cannot be described, when they saw that slowly, though certainly, she was fading away from their sight, and that soon the grave would close over the loved one forever. And when they saw the mortal remains of the daughter, the sister, the wife, and the mother laid in cold earth, how cheering the recollection that there is immortality beyond the tomb.

She gave charge concerning her house. She expressed her wishes with regard to her household affairs, and particularly with reference to her only child, who by this untimely death, is left motherless in this world of trial and of sorrow.

She was perfectly resigned to her fate, and waited with much composure for the hour to come, when her spirit should be set free from a suffering body. Her last words were expressive of the hope of meeting her friends again beyond the stream of death.

Her funeral was attended by a large concourse of people, notwithstanding the rain, on Thursday the 5th inst. After the funeral sermon was preached she was buried in the Crown Point Cemetry.

In an attempt to give an exhibition of her character, it is only necessary to say, that she tried faithfully to perform the duties of daughter, sister, wife, mother and neighbor.

She was quiet and peaceable in her demeanor, and gentle and unassuming in her deportment.

She has left a large circle of friends to lament their loss.

Crown Point, Jan. 5th, 1854.

Newspaper: Practical Observer
Date of Publication: January 16, 1854
Volume Number: 2
Issue Number: 3
Page: 1
Column(s): 3

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

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                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
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