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CALHOUN COUNTY MICHIGAN

CALHOUN COUNTY

For many years she continued to devote much of her time and energies to this and kindred Christian labor, visiting the poor and afflicted in their homes, and giving them sympathy and substantial aid. Her kindly deeds to neighbors and friends, and careful watching at the bedside of the sick, will long be remembered. She possessed fine social qualities, which attracted many friends, and a remarkably cheerful and buoyant spirit, which was specially manifest during her long illness. Though the last few months were marked at times by extreme suffering, she bore all with wonderful patience and fortitude. Her faith in Christ her Redeemer was her refuge and strength, and finally showed its really complete and triumphing power in providing her mind with most perfect peace and resignation. She welcomed her release. "Don't weep for me, " she said. "Rejoice, " and at last, when the final summons came her life went out gently, "even as the flickering of a taper. " The funeral services, held at the residence, were conducted by Rev. E. H. Harvey, of Augusta, who, as a personal friend, paid a fitting tribute to the life and character of the deceased, alluding to the beautiful floral offerings, as speaking in eloquent though silent language of the love and esteem of friends. Her remains were deposited with appropriate ceremonies, by the side of her beloved child, in Oak Hill Cemetery. MAJOR BARTHOLOMEW BANKS [From the Marshall Statesman, January 25, 1883] Major Bartholomew Banks, who had been seriously ill for some time, died at his residence south of the city (Marshall) Monday evening, Jan. 22, 1883. Major Banks was born in 1800, in Richmond, Va., where he lived until 1835. Emigrating to Michigan, he located in Marshall, and worked at his trade, that of a carpenter, for a number of years.

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