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Eaton County Michigan

EATON COUNTY MEMORIAL REPORT

From the Fenton Gazette, Tuesday, June 5, 1883. Mrs. William BlackmorE, mother of W. Blackmore, Esq., and Mrs. Sophia Phillips, of this village, whose 83d birthday was celebrated here, an account of which was published in the Gazette last November—died suddenly at her son-in-law's, Mr. George Leach, in the township of Davison, this county, on Sunday evening last, at 5 o'clock. As has been her custom for over twenty years, she visited around among her children for as long a time as she pleased, and when desirous of visiting another, would express such a desire, and would be taken thither. She had for some weeks been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Leach, and on this, the day of her death, was about to leave for her son's, Mr. Charles Blackmore, at the old homestead occupied over 30 years, who was there ready to convey her to his home. Upon such a change she would always become somewhat excited and express a doubt as to whether she would ever come to visit at the same place again. On this occasion, after partak-" ing of a late dinner she was getting her things together and entered her bed room to see if anything was left. Staying there and being very quiet one of the family entered and found her sitting in a chair, looking very strange. An alarm was given, when others entered the bed room and found life extinct. Thus quietly passed away one who had lived beyond the allotted four-score years, having all her faculties almost unimpaired, up to the moment of her exit from this earth. She was ever a welcome visitor wherever she went, and beloved by all her children, who will all, with possibly one exception, be present at her funeral, which takes place this day, when her remains will be deposited alongside of her husband, who died over twenty years ago and was buried in the Cemetery at Whigville, in this county, in the town of Grand Blanc.

Michigan 1883


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