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Onondaga County New York Obituaries Extracted From The Northern Christian Advocate, Syracuse, NY, 1898

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1898 Obituaries from the Northern Christian Advocate in Syracuse, Onondaga County New York.

NICHOLS, Anna V. Obituary

Anna V. Nichols was born in Candor, NY, Oct. 4, 1870, and died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Jennie Cole, in Candor, March 29, 1898, after an illness of two years. She was a consistent Christian. About a year and a half ago she was united in marriage with Ernest Nichols, of Candor, by the Rev. S. D. Galpin. Tender hands administered to her every want and every effort was made to arrest the fatal disease, consumption. The funeral was held from her late residence and interment was made in the cemetery at Candor. [Northern Christian Advocate, (Syracuse, NY), June 8, 1898]

STANTON, Asa Obituary

Asa Stanton, of Owego township, died March 12, 1898. Brother Stanton was converted to God when eighteen years old and from that time until his death adorned his profession with a consistent Christian life. He was class leader for many years. He received an exhorter's license in his early Christian life and for many years was a local elder. He was a man of much more than oridinary ability. Many are the Christians old and young, who attribute their conversion to his powerful exhortations, preaching and Christian example. He was an invalid for a number of years before his death, and much of the time suffered excruciating pain, but he bore it all with Christian patience and fortitude, never uttering a murmur or complaint. His end was peace. [Northern Christian Advocate, (Syracuse, NY), May 18, 1898]

TILBURY, Herman M. Obituary

Herman M. Tilbury was born at Campville, NY, July 20, 1846, and died at his home near Owego, NY, June 17, 1898. Brother Tilbury was well known throughout Tioga county, having been prominent in all farmer and agricultural meetings held in the county for years. He was for some time president of the Tioga County Agricultural Society and by his energetic and wise management made it one of the best and most successful in the state. As a farmer he had few equals and no superiors. He was one of the few men who carry the same energy and devotion into their religious life that they manifest in their secular affairs. He loved God's house and the ordinances of God's Church. He was a faithful member of the First Methodist Episcopal church of Owego, NY, and was serving it in an official capacity at his death. We shall miss his wise counsel and cheerful generosity. Brother Tilbury's last days were an exhibition of what grace can do for a man in the time of great physical suffering, for in his case the words of the apostle were true, while the outer man was perishing the inner man was renewed day by day. He is no longer with us for God has taken him. He quietly sank into the arms of Jesus as the morning sun flooded the world with its glorious light. He leaves a wife and two children, Harry B., and Miss Iva, to mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope, for while they will miss him, they hope to meet him in the Father's house on high. [Northern Christian Advocate, (Syracuse, NY), July 6, 1898]

WARD, Mahala Obituary

Mrs. Mahala Ward, was born Oct. 23, 1808, and died Sept. 20, 1898, at her home in East Nichols, Tioga Co., N.Y., where she had lived for over half a century. She had outlived the allotted three score years and ten by a score of years, yet her mind was unimpaired, and she bore the infirmities of old age with such patience and grace that it was a real pleasure to visit her. She was married to Abraham Ward Jan. 18, 1825. She was the mother of twelve children. Two sons and six daughters survive. The Rev. M. D. Fuller, of Owego, conducted the funeral services in the absence of her pastor. Mother Ward lived a Christian life, and consequently died a Christian death. The crowded house, tearful eyes and many pretty floral pieces brought to her funeral told plainer than words how she was esteemed by her neighbors. She will be missed by many, but most by the two daughters left alone in the home. Tenderly she was laid to rest by the side of her husband, to await the resurrection of the just. [Northern Christian Advocate, (Syracuse, N.Y.), November 16, 1898]