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Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 1 - No. 1 - Pg. 15
Dated: Philadelphia, Fourth Month 2d, 1838
OBITUARY NOTICE (Communicated)
Departed this life, at Philadelphia, on the evening of the 24th of 3d month, Mary, wife of Charles Noble, M. D., and daughter of William and Elizabeth Stevenson, of that city.
     A personal knowledge of the deceased, qualifies the writer of this notice to bear witness, that in her, society has lost one of its most useful and exemplary members. She was endeared to a large circle of friends, by rare and amiable qualities.  Sweetness of temper, great equanimity of disposition, and intelligence of the first order, were united with an ever-active solicitude for the happiness of those by whom she was surrounded. She was constant in affection, firm and faithful in friendship. But the ties that bound her to earth, and the endearing qualities that made her so beloved of others, could not protract the hour of that inevitable allotment toward which we are all advancing.  As her life was exemplary, so was her death happy. For some years previous to her decease, she appeared occasionally in the ministry, with great acceptance. Aged parents, a husband, a child, and several brothers and sisters, mourn their irreparable loss.
     It may not be inappropriate, to consider briefly the duties which, by this melancholy event, devolve upon those to whom the deceased was united by the tenderest of all earthly ties; and those especially who are exposed to the same liability, may be benefited thereby.
     The domestic circle bereaved and broken—the happy home made desolate—the sweet sympathies of long years dissolved in a moment—here is a chasm which may not easily be filled. In the ordinary disappointments of life, and in many of the severer dispensations which surround our path, we find a temporary relief in the occupancy of exciting duties: the intensity of grief is suspended by active employment : but there arc cases, peculiar in their kind, which cannot thus be controlled—which absorb every faculty of the soul, and seem to be alleviated only by excess of sorrow. The fountains of earthly consolation are sealed; the sympathy of friends becomes intrusive; solitude is comfort, because there we are free from restraint. But we owe duties to ourselves, to others, and to the great Author of our being, which ought to be remembered in the hour of the deepest affliction. The human mind, formed with the tenderest susceptibilities, and capable of the strongest attachments, is also blessed with powers adequate to self-control and preservation, when these are abruptly terminated by death; and it is our duty, not less than our privilege, to ask of Him who is able to give, energy to command them. We owe it to the memory of the dead, to occupy as far as possible the relations which she occupied while living ; and no offering is so acceptable in the Divine sight, as humble resignation to His will, in whose wisdom all things are suffered.

     DEPARTED this life, at Philadelphia, on the 24th of 3d month, Charles Wharton, a member of the Society of Friends, in the 95th year of his age, and for many years a highly respectable merchant of that city.

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 1 - No. 2 - Pg. 24
Dated: Fourth Month 16th, 1838
at Philadelphia, on the 31st ult., Ellen Kenny, wife of William Richards, in the 30th year of her age. 

     In this city, on the evening of 7th day, the 14th inst., Samuel Lefferts, in the 71st year of his age.

     Departed this life, at Philadelphia, whither she had gone to at tend the Yearly Meeting, at about 12 o'clock, p.m. of the 14th inst,, after an illness of six days, Phebe I. Merritt, of this city, in the 73rd year of her age. 
     She was for many years a distinguished minister in the Society of Friends, and during the latter part of her life visited many distant meetings in the service of her Divine Master.  She retained, in a most remarkable manner, that vigor of mind and generous warmth of heart, which are peculiar to the season of youth: thus, a rare charm was imparted to her conversation.  Her society was sought by the young, to whom her counsels and experience conveyed important and useful lessons.  Her charity was unbounded : it was not confined to sect or condition: all were embraced in the same bond of sympathy and love.  Her benevolence admitted of no exception: it was a constant stream of kindness.  Her consolations in the hour of affliction will long be remembered. She was faithful in the discharge of every duty, and universally respected and beloved.  A large family, to whom she was endeared by the tenderest ties and the happiest recollections, mourn over her departure.

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 1 - No. 3 - Pg. 35
Dated: Fifth Month 1st, 1838
On Fifth day, the 22d of the month, he was apparently in perfect health, attended Old Town meeting, and passed the evening at John Marsh's.  He was remarkably cheerful and pleasant on his return home at 9 o'clock.  After retiring to their chamber, Ann (his wife) asked him if he felt quite warm and comfortable, to which he answered in the affirmative, adding, that he felt qualmish, but thought it would pass off in a short time.  He had not been long in bed, however, before he asked for a glass of water, and in a few minutes for another, and another. Ann declined giving him a third glass, but hastened to prepare some herb tea for him.  When she returned to the chamber, she found him suffering extremely with cramp in the legs; his hands and nails were of a purple color, which continued after the chill went off, and through the whole course of his illness.  Gentle medicines were administered and perspiration followed, so that when the Doctor arrived, he said, nothing more could have been done to advantage.  The fever returned on 6th day afternoon, with unfavorable symptoms, but again subsided, and his friends did not consider him seriously indisposed.  On First day morning, he seemed a great deal better, and insisted on shaving himself; in the afternoon, his fever returned with greater violence, and he raised blood.  A blister was applied to his breast, and emetics given, but nothing could remove the load of matter from his lungs.  His sufferings were great on account of the difficulty of breathing.  Through all, except for a short time during the first night, he was entirely sensible, which we esteem a great favor.  On Second day, Mary Gillingham, who was with him much of the time, told him that his friends were greatly concerned about him, and considered his situation very critical: she desired to know what his feelings were on the subject.  He replied, that he was fully aware of his condition, but could not see how it would terminate, and added: " let it turn as it may, I shall be content, for there is nothing in my way."  He desired that his friends would endeavor to give him up.  He remarked in the night that his sufferings were very great indeed. Mary observed, that she supposed it was the body alone that suffered ; upon which he said: " nothing more, nothing more."  She asked him also, if he were able to talk much, would he have any thing else to direct us to, than to that principle, which he had always been concerned to call our attention to.  He answered, "Oh, nothing else, nothing else.  I have felt its efficacy.  It has sustained me."  It was not on her own account that Mary asked, for she was satisfied that "all was well with him," as he had frequently said during his illness.  A little before day, his breathing was so hard, and his pain so great, that it seemed more than he could bear, and he asked to see the doctor.  Catharine Smith observed, that the doctor could do no more for him: " but we will send,—perhaps he may be able to give something to alleviate thy sufferings."  He endeavored to be still, and said: " Well, well," with great composure, sensible, I have no doubt, that his end was near.  As soon as the doctor reached the bed-side, the patient asked, how long he might probably continue, saying, "  I wish to see as many of my friends as I can."  The doctor hesitated a little, on which he added: " I am not afraid to die,—I have endeavored so to live, as not to be afraid to meet this hour."  Dr. Wright observed to those around, that it was "a noble sight, and great cause for encouragement and consolation; and such a death-bed was worth more than all the riches and honors of the world."  We would say, these cannot weigh a feather in the scale.  This was about half past 8 o'clock on the morning of the third day.  The doctor thought he might last till noon ; but, ala ! in less than half an hour, the spirit took its flight, I doubt not, to that state where suffering and sorrow are unknown.  Before his departure he turned to Ann who was lying beside him, and in a very affectionate and affecting manner, took his last farewell; telling her not to grieve for him, seeing he was willing and ready to go; but rather rejoice that they had lived so happily together; desired her to write to his Maria and tell all about him, and his love to his sister-in-law, Mary Hewitt, and say, that he died in the faith in which he lived, and found it sufficient for him at that awful period, and all was well with him.
     Some moments before his exit, he became quite easy, and died as one falling asleep.  I was in his chamber about five minutes after, and his countenance was as serene as in the most pleasant moments of his life.  The funeral took place at 4 o'clock on Fifth day afternoon. R. T.
     We have taken some liberties with the original, from which the above is abridged ; but the narrative is preserved entire.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 1 - No. 14  - Pg. 218
Dated: Eleventh Month 1st, 1838
     DIED on the 24th of Tenth Month, 1838, in consequence of in juries received from a running horse, a few days previous, Joseph Lancaster, in the 61st year of his age.  He was born in Lon don, England. When very young, he was of rather a melancholy disposition, and often manifested a desire to be secluded from intercourse with society.  On disclosing his condition to an acquaintance, who was much older than himself, and who expressed great sympathy with him, a mutual agreement was formed to leave their families and friends, and to seek out a solitary place where they might fix their abode, and enjoy unmolested their peculiar feelings.  With this determination, they set out on a journey, and Joseph being only eleven years of age, submitted to the guidance of his companion, until he found that they were on the high road to Portsmouth,. and that he had been duped by his pretended friend, whose chief object seemed to be, to procure a living at his expense. They parted, and Joseph pursued his way alone to Portsmouth. When he arrived there, he expended his last farthing to procure food and refreshment. While eating his meal, a man in navy uniform stepped up, and asked him if he did not wish to go to sea.  He replied in the affirmative; and after some necessary preliminaries, was conducted on board a man-of-war. On the morning of the next First day, as he was lying on some chains in the stern of the ship, ruminating on what had occurred, and considering that his present situation was the very reverse of that which he had left his father's house to attain; the sailors went to him, abused him for the distance of his demeanor, and told him that he must preach a sermon to them.  The mate coming up at the time, joined them in ridicule, and commanded him to obey.  He assured them that he had never preached in his life, but he would try what he could do, if they would give him a Bible, and leave him in the cabin alone for an hour.  They acceded to the proposition, and retired ; but such was the agitation of his mind, that he could read but little.  He was soon recalled to the deck, where the sailors had placed a cask for his accommodation.  After a short interval of silence, he ascended the cask, and addressed them for the space of an hour; during which time his auditory observed a respectful silence, and were very attentive to his discourse.  Some were moved to tears.  After another brief interval of silence, they requested him to pray for them, which he did at some length.  He was not yet quite twelve years old.
     His parents were greatly distressed on account of his absence, all their inquiries concerning him proving fruitless for some time; they at length learned that he was at Portsmouth, and prevailed on the minister of the parish to visit him, which he did, and obtained his release.  His interest being excited in his behalf, he offered Joseph an opportunity to attend college, and to qualify himself for an Episcopal minister.  He declined acceding to this proposition, as it was not agreeable to him, and returned to his father's house, where he passed the subsequent three or four years in literary studies.  When about sixteen years of age, he opened a school in his father's garret, and fixed a sign over the entrance; with this inscription : —"All that will come, may come and receive knowledge, and those who can, may pay ; but those who cannot, may have it gratis."
     He was naturally of a kind and benevolent disposition, and be came interested on behalf of the poor at a very early period of his life.  As he passed along the streets and saw children at play, he would inquire where they lived, and would call on their parents, and ask why they were not sent to school, instead of being permitted to ramble about to contract idle and dissolute habits. Th e answer was mostly, "  We are unable to bear the expense."  Ha would then request them to be sent to his school, which soon be came very large, and very unprofitable. He was too poor himself to hire assistance, which was indispensable to success under these circumstances.  At this juncture was suggested to his mind, that celebrated mode of instruction, which has since, by the personal and extraordinary efforts of its founder, and the general co-operation of teachers, been introduced into common use, and acquired universal applause, under the name of the Monitorial System.  The vast benefits conferred by that system, are attested in the education of millions, who, but for it, had gone to the grave in abject ignorance.  That it is yet destined to fulfil an important purpose in the improvement and elevation of the human race, is demonstrable by its remarkable adaptation to the instruction of great numbers at a comparatively trifling cost.  For his early self-denial, zeal, and perseverance in the perfection of his plans, and for the earnest solicitude which he manifested to the last days of his life, not less than for his incessant exertions in the cause of education, for half a century, we must accord to Joseph Lancaster the well-earned and honorable title of benefactor of his kind.  Whatever were the weaknesses and follies into which he was occasionally betrayed, and from which no human being is exempt, be they now passed over; and let his rare services on the side of humanity be cherish ed as worthy of our grateful remembrance, and enduring praise.
     The fame of Lancaster reached the ears of King George the Third, who expressed a wish to see him. He was accordingly introduced into his presence. The king made particular inquiries respecting his birth, family, &c., and the progress of his system of instruction ; with which he was so well pleased, that he voluntarily offered to subscribe a thousand pounds per annum, to assist him in his labors, adding, that if he desired it, he would pay him his first years' subscription immediately. Joseph replied, " A cash subscription would be a good example in the king." It was accordingly paid. The number of schools increased rapidly from this time throughout the kingdom ; many, perhaps most of them being supported by voluntary contributions. They were conducted on liberal principles, independent of any sectarian influence, on which account the bishops as well as the inferior clergy became alarmed, and complained to the king that the Church was in danger, hoping to induce him to withdraw his patronage. In this, however, they did not succeed. The king was fully sensible of the advantages to be derived from a system, which, if liberally supported, could have no other tendency, than to promote the permanent happiness and prosperity of his people. He expressed an ardent desire that every child in the kingdom might be taught to read the Bible. His example was followed by many of the wealthiest nobles, and Joseph soon became possessed of funds adequate to insure the complete success of his plans.
     Between the years 1794 and 1800, several American Friends in the ministry visited England, viz. Thomas Scattergood, and Wm. Savory, of Philadelphia, David Sands, of New-York, and George Dillwyn, of Burlington, New-Jersey. Joseph frequently attended their meetings, embraced the principles of the Society, and was admitted into membership.  The zeal with which his efforts were at first encouraged gradually cooled—his patrons forsook him— he became embarassed in his pecuniary relations, and his connection with the Society was not of very long continuance.  A short time after this, he came to America, where he received a cordial welcome, and was soon gratified by the most flattering prospects of success.  Here, as in England, his exertions were seconded by some of the most wealthy and influential inhabitants; and here also, the benefits of his system were widely extended.  But his pecuniary embarassments weighed upon his spirit, and interrupted his efforts to promote the great object of his wishes. T he star of his popularity, so bright in the ascendent, was now dim in its decline.  Society forgot to be grateful to one of its best benefactors.
     His friends in England becoming aware of his reduced condition, secured to him an annuity of four hundred dollars, in consideration of his former services.  The last few years of his life were passed in New-York and Philadelphia, visiting schools, and and lecturing on Education.  As is frequently the case, when the applause of the crowd ceased, reports were circulated prejudicial to Joseph's reputation.  It affords the highest gratification to the writer, to be able to pronounce them untrue.  During the last few months of his life, he became serious and thoughtful, and repeatedly expressed to a friend, his apprehensions that his days were drawing to a close; and after the melancholy accident occurred, which resulted in his death, he assured his attendants that his hour was come, notwithstanding the judgment of his physician that he would recover.  It is satisfactory to the writer, as doubtless it will be to the friends of the deceased, to be informed, that he was entirely resigned to the awful message-—" set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live."
     His body was removed to the house of William Wagstaff, whence it was taken to Friends' burying-ground, and there interred. H.


Burial of Black Hawk.—
     A few days ago, we announced the death of this celebrated chief.—The Iowa Gazette gives tine following account of his burial: " His body, we understand, was not interred, but was placed on the earth in a sitting posture, with his cane clenched in his hands, enclosed with slabs or rails.  This is the manner in which the chiefs of the Sac nation are usually buried, and was done at his own special request.  A considerable number of whites, we understand, were present at this disposition of his remains."

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 1 - No. 19  - Pg. 265
Dated: Twelfth Month 1st, 1838
DIED, on the 21st day of 11th mo. last, after a protracted illness of several months, Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Young, of this city, in the 74th year of her age.  In the life and death of this Friend was exemplified the truth of the scripture declaration: "Great peace have they who love thy law."  The king of terrors was to her a messenger of joy.  By "the grace of God, that bringeth salvation," she was prepared for an entrance into those happy mansions, where sorrows and suffering are no more known.  On the 23d of corpse was taken to friend's Meeting-house, on Hester Street, and after a meeting held on the occasion, was interred in their burying ground.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No.   - Pg. 270
Dated: Twelfth Month 15th, 1838
DIED, on the 4th inst., aged about 5 years, Rebecca T., daughter of Caleb and Rachel Barker, of Hudson, N. Y. The circumstances of her death were peculiarly afflicting to her parents and family.  Whilst engaged at play with other children, her clothes came in contact with the fire, and she was so sadly burned, that death was inevitable.  In a state of suffering, beyond the power of language to describe, she lingered several days before being finally released.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 1 - No.   - Pg. 432
Dated: First Month 1st, 1839
DIED, on the evening of Fifth day, the 27th of Twelfth Month, Ann Eliza, infant daughter of Samuel and Rachel H. Brown, aged 7 months.

     On First day morning, the 30th of Twelfth Month, John Barrow, senior, in the 72d year of his age.  He was for many years a highly esteemed Minister in the Society.

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 1 - No. 23  - Pg. 287
Dated: Sixth Month 1st, 1839
     DIED, on First day of 23rd inst.  Mary, wife of Owen Churchman, of this city.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 1 - No. 24  - Pg. 287
Dated: Seventh Month 1st, 1839
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 1 - Pg. 8
Dated: Philadelphia, Third Month 17, 1860
     DIED, on the 13th of the 2d Month, 1860, Mary Fawcette, an Elder and member of Hopewell Monthly Meeting, Virginia, in the 72nd year of her age.
     _____, On the 21st of 1st Mo., 1860, near Lewisburg, Adams Co., Pa., after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude and patience, Rhoda A. Hoopes, in the 31st year of her age, daughter of Job and Rhoda Hoopes, formerly of London Grove, Chester Co., Pa.  She was of an amiable disposition and much loved and esteemed by a large circle of relatives and friends; she was an exemplary daughter, truthful and simple in her conversation, and concerned to fill up her sphere of usefulness, and we doubt not has entered into the mansions of rest and peace.
     _____, At the residence of her husband in Boston, Erie Co., N. York, on the morning of 27th of 2d Mo., 1860, after a protracted illness, which she bore with Christian patience and resignation, Julia, wife of Barak Cushing, in the 48th year of her age.  Through Divine assistance this dear friend was made willing to resign her family of several small children, for whom she expressed great concern, and to evidence to those about her she was prepared for the final change.  She was one who was chiefly concerned to be faithful to the convictions of truth in her own mind, and to follow the leading of the Divine Light, as she often expressed it, independent of all externals, as the only way of life and salvation.
     DIED, of consumption, on First day morning, the 19th of 2nd month, at the residence of her uncle, Thomas Livezey, in Plymouth, Montgomery Co., Pa., Elizabeth B. Livezey, aged 20 years.  We have seldom seen one of her age who bore their bodily suffering with more patience and resignation to the divine will than she did, often expressing her gratitude in her Saviour for the care and many blessings bestowed upon her.
     _____, On 19th of 2nd mo., 1860,near Union Bridge, Carroll County, Md., Deborah Farquhar, in the 60th year of her age, a member of Pipe Creek Monthly Meeting.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 2 - Pg. 24
Dated: Philadelphia, Third Month 24, 1860
     DIED, At his residence in Ipava, Fulton co., Illinois, the 15th of 2nd mo., of consumption, James P. Farquhar, in the 52d year of his age.  He suffered very much the past winter, but was enabled to attend to his business until one week before his death.  He was universally known and esteemed in his neighborhood, and was followed to his grave by a large number of his Friends and acquaintances.
     _____,  At her residence, Kiverton, Burlington county, N. J. ? on the 26th of 12th mo., 1859, Sidney, widow of David Wilkins, and daughter of Joseph and Sarah Warrington, aged nearly 55 years.
     _____, At Westfield, N. J., of consumption, on Fifth day, the 16th of 2d mo., I860, Rachel D. Borton, daughter of William Borton, aged 26 years. Suddenly at Mount Laurel, on the 8th of 2nd mo., 1860, Mary Garwood, a member of Evesham Monthly Meeting, N. J., aged 79 years 10 months and 20 days.
     _____, At East Chatham, Columbia County, N. Y., on the 24th of 12th mo., 1859, Isabel Mosher, widow of Nathaniel Mosher, in the 89th year of her age.
     Although her lot was cast in the more humble walks of life, yet she exhibited those social and Christian virtues not always found in more favored circles.  Humble and self-sacrificing even to a fault, wherever sickness or distress existed among her neighbors, she turned unhesitatingly with ready hand and sympathizing heart to sooth the bed of pain and smooth the pillow of distress.
     _____, On the 3d of 10th mo., 1859, in Springdale, Iowa, Levis Fawcett, in the 38th year of his age.  His suffering was great, but his end was peaceful.  A few minutes before his departure, he exclaimed, " happy, happy, all is clear, I see nothing in my way."
     DIED, Near Springboro, Warren Co., Ohio, on the 5th of 3d mo., 1860, Nathan Mullin, son of Aaron and Bethsheba Mullin, aged 8 years, 4 months.  A member of Springboro Monthly Meeting. On the morning of the 19th inst., after a period of suffering embracing nearly ten years, James P. Ellis, in the 43d year of his age.  During this protracted illness his mind continued bright and active, while ample evidence was afforded that "all was well" with him.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 3 - Pg. 40
Dated: Philadelphia, Third Month 31, 1860
DIED, On the 22d of 2d month, 1860, at the residence of Simmons Coates, in West Grove, Chester County, Sidney Sharpless, Jr., daughter of Isaac and Sidney Sharpless, in the 29th year of her age, a member of Goshen Monthly Meeting.
     _____, On the 6th of 2nd month, 1860, at the residence of her husband, Eliza T. wife of George P. Harlan, in the 49th year of her age, a member of Kennett Monthly Meeting.
     _____, At Poughkepsie, on the 10th instant, Benjamin Corlies, an elder of Oswego Monthly Meeting, Dutchess County, in the 85th year of his age.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 4 - Pg. 56
Dated: Philadelphia, Fourth Month 7, 1860
DIED, of consumption, on the 13th of 3d mo., Mary Cooper, aged 11 years, of Mullica Hill, N.J.
     _____, On same day, Nathan Gaunt, at an advanced age.
     _____, On the 24th, Mary W. Bower, wife of Asher Bower, of Swedesboro, N. J.
     _____, At her residence, in Chatham, Columbia Co., N. Y., 12th mo. 17th, 1859, Mary, wife of Jonathan Rider, aged nearly 78 years, a member of Chatham Monthly Meeting.
     _____, At her residence in Philadelphia, on Fourth- day morning, 3 mo. 28th, 1860, Rachel Bennett, in the 82d year of her age.  She was a member of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Race Street.)
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 5 - Pg. 72
Dated: Philadelphia, Fourth Month 14, 1860
DIED, Suddenly on the 27th ult, at Peru, Clinton Co., N. Y., of water on the brain, Catharine R, wife of Samuel Keese, in the 54th year of her age.  She was a minister of Peru Monthly Meeting.
     _____, In Wilmington, Del., on 3d of Fourth month, 1860, George Roberts, formerly of New Garden, Chester Co., in the 79th year of his age.
     The subject of the above notice was a worthy ex- ample of our religious Society, maintaining its testimonies consistently, and occupying his talents as a faithful steward in the church militant.  His meek and cheerful spirit diffused a benign influence throughout the domestic and social circle, and whether as husband, father or friend, few have more faithfully filled their allotted part.  While we sensibly feel the void occasioned by his removal, we are comforted with the assurance that he finished his day's work in the day time, and that like the shock of corn fully ripe, he had in due season been gathered into the Heavenly garner.  His remains were interred at New Garden, Chester Co., on the 5th inst., attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends. 
     _____, On the 14th of 2d mo., at the residence of her brother-in-law, Yeamans Pickering, Sarah Beans, aged 76 years, a member of Makefield Monthly Meeting, New Jersey.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 6 - Pg. 88
Dated: Philadelphia, Fourth Month 21, 1860
DIED, 4th mo., 7th, at his residence in Stroudsburgh, Obadiah Palmer, lacking three weeks of his eightieth year, and was buried in Friends burying ground on Second day following, attended by a large number of relations and sympathizing neighbors. The deceased came to this place in the spring of 1810, from Ulster County, State of New York, and resided here until the time of his death.  He was a man of pleasant disposition, and an agreeable companion ; his whole life was such as would command respect from all who were acquainted with him.  His life and transactions among men showed him in possession and governed by that principle of divine light which alone should govern the Christian.  In the loss of him we have lost the example and usefulness of one who was not only a professor of religion, but a practical Christian.                   W. D. W.
     _____, On the 23d of 3d mo., 1860, in Milton, Ind., after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude and patience, Mary Jane Weirman, in the 32d year of her age, a member of White Water Monthly Meeting.  She was the widow of Isaac E. Weirman, and daughter of Allen and Sarah Griffith, formerly of York Springs, Pa.
     The Intelligencer on the 7th inst., contains a notice of the death of Marsy—erroneously printed Mary— wife of Jonathan Rider, of Chatham, Col., Co. N. Y.  She died on the 17th of 12th mo., 1859, of congestion of the lungs, aged 77 years, 9 months and 6 days.  The deceased was for nearly fifty years a member of our Society, a diligent and daily reader of the Bible or other religious books, and faithful in the discharge of what she considered her duties.  Many an instructive lesson has her pious example afforded her friends.

     DIED, at her residence in Bensalem, Bucks County, on First day, 1st of 4th month, 1860, Rachel Connor, at an advanced age. She was of sober, honest, and industrious habits; formerly a slave in the State of Maryland.
     I examined her " freedom papers," and although somewhat mouse-eaten, I could decipher that she was manumitted on " the 13th of January, 1804," and, after giving her size, color, and marks, it states, that " she will be 56 years old in January next." 
     If, then, she was 56 years old in 1st month, 1805, she must have been fully one hundred and eleven years and two months old at the time of her death, which occurred (as above stated) without much apparent suffering.
     She seemed desirous of endeavoring honestly to support herself, even since the commencement of her second century ; accustomed to farm work, she gave that the preference, and only a few years ago she was seen "husking corn" in quite cold weather.
     For the last three or four years she was so nearly blind as to be unable to get about much; but she persevered in her habits of industry, and took in carpet rags to sew, at a small compensation, and she was dependent upon her neighbors, or passing children, to thread her needles.
     She seemed to have an abiding care to avoid talebearing, remarking "I never carries nothin' 'bout my own color.'  In many respects, she was a good example to those who occupied a more conspicuous position in life.
     Byberry, 4 mo. 11, 1860.                            E. C.

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 7 - Pg. 101
Dated: Philadelphia, Fourth Month 28, 1860

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In the Intelligencer of the 14th inst. we noticed the death of
wife of Samuel Keese, of Peru, Clinton Co., N. Y., and daughter of the late George Robinson, of Philadelphia.  The record of this event is of sorrowful interest, beyond the neighborhood of her home; and while we would not unveil the sanctuary of private grief, we feel that a brief tribute to her worth will meet a response in the hearts of many who have known and loved her, and whose spirits have owned her as a faithful minister of the gospel.  The avocation of teaching, in which she was engaged during many years of her life, developed the energy and conscientiousness of her character, and during that part of her married life in which she was not thus engaged, her example and precepts harmonised to encourage, especially in the young, the cultivation of intellectual pursuits.  Of a joyous and buoyant temper, she was alive to the pleasures of social intercourse, to which her genial nature and talents qualified her largely to contribute ; and when experience had chastened her spirit and the sincere conviction of duty drew her into the path of public ministry, her character still retained its social charm, thus throwing over the serious subjects which claimed her deepest interest the attraction of her own earnest and loving nature. Her Heart warmed with sympathy to the sorrowful, the oppressed, the neglected, and the criminal.  She had conscientiously avoided for many years the use of the produce of slave-labor; and it was her earnest desire that the society in which she ministered might be united in an uncompromising testimony against participation in the sin of slavery.  She regarded the Divine law of justice and mercy as above all human enactments, and hence to the fleeing bondman her house and heart were open, to cheer him on his way, and to defend his cause by an unflinching advocacy of his rights.  She loved the Society of Friends, not as a relic of the past, but as a living representative of Christian principles.  To illustrate and enforce these principles of peace and love, she labored in her sphere, and now she hath entered into her rest. In the intimate relations of domestic life, in the sweet offices of friendship, our hearts rise up and call her blessed ; and al- though the place that hath known her shall know her no more, yet we still hear the voice of her life, " Seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not but meekly do the duty that lies nearest thee.  Her funeral was largely attended, and was a very impressive opportunity; no lengthy discourses were delivered, but heartfelt testimonies were borne to the varied excellencies of her character, among which were some remarks by two ministers of other denominations, her truly catholic spirit having endeared her to many beyond the pale of her own Society.

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     DIED, at his residence in Waterford, Loudoun Co., Virginia, on  the 2d of 11th mo., last, Joseph Steer, in the 77th year of his age.
     _____, On the 12th of 4th mo., 1860, Rachel, wife of John H. Price, a member of Plainfield Monthly Meeting, Belmont Co., Ohio.

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 8 - Pg. 120
Dated: Philadelphia, Fifth Month 5, 1860
     DIED, At Union Springs, Cayuga County, New York, on the 23d ult., Hannah H. Dunlap, daughter of George and Sarah Dunlap, in the nineteenth year of her age.
     _____, At Germantown on 1st day morning, the 29th of 4th month, Anna, daughter of Robert E. and Sarah N. Evans, aged 6 years and 11 months.  After a painful and lingering sickness, which she bore with uncomplaining patience and meekness.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 9 - Pg. 136
Dated: Philadelphia, Fifth Month 12, 1860
DIED, -- On Sixth day, 20th of Fourth month, Benjamin P. Hallowell, in the 27th year of his age, a member of Gwynedd Monthly Meeting.  He was hopeful and patient during his illness, and we feel assured, knowning his goodness and composed state of mind, that he has been gathered unto the fold of his Heavenly Father.
     DIED, in Radnor, Delaware County, Pa., on the 25th of third month last, of scarlet fever, Rebecca R., youngest daughter of Virgil S. and Jane L. Eachees, aged 2 years 5 months and, 6 days.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 10 - Pg. 152
Dated: Philadelphia, Fifth Month 19, 1860
DIED, -- On the 29th ultimo, at the residence of her son, Joshua Russell, near New Market, Frederick co., Maryland, Sarah Russell, in the 90th year of her age.
     She was a member of Pipe Creek Monthly Meeting, and her remains were interred in Friends' burying gound at Bush Creek, on the 1st inst.
     _____, -- In New York City, 3d mo. 10th, Albert D. Ray, son of David and Lydia M. Ray, of Chatham, Colmbia co., N. Y., aged 23 years and 3 months.
     The following sentences selected from among his writings, seem to his friends particularly appropriate:  "Earth has its loved ones - but time shrouds them for the grave."  "Time leaves few bright flowers unplucked by her own hand."
     _____, In Upper Makefield, on the 1st of 5th month, 1860, of an affection of the lungs, Mary Ellen, daughter of Preston and Macree P. Eyre, aged 16 years, 7 months and 27 days, a member of Makefield Monthly Meeting
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 11 - Pg. ____
Dated: Philadelphia, Fifth Month __, 1860
(THIS one is missing here)
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 13 - Pg. 200
Dated: Philadelphia, Sixth Month 9, 1860
     DIED, at Wilmington, Delaware, on the 3d of the 5th month, 1860, Hannah, wife of Benjamin Ferris, in the 68th year of her age, an Elder of Wilmington Monthly Meeting.
     The cheerful patience and unquestioning submission with which her  peculiar and protracted sufferings were borne, were living testimonies of the work of faith, and leave the assurance that "death is swallowed up in life."
     _____, Of consumption, in Yardleyville, Bucks Co., Penna, on the 17th ult, Mary C., daughter of the late Thomas Jenks, in the 15th year ofher age.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 14 - Pg. 216
Dated: Philadelphia, Sixth Month 16, 1860
     DIED, In Philadelphia, on the 6th inst., at the residence of his uncle, Elijah M. Neall, James B. Neall aged 19 years and 6 months.
     _____, At his residence near Roadstown, Cumberland Co., N. J., on the 24th of 4th month last, Adna Bradway, Sr., in the 84th year of his age, a member of Greenwich Monthly Meeting.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 15 - Pg. 232
Dated: Philadelphia, Sixth Month 23, 1860
DIED, on the 12th inst., Mary W., wife of Joseph P. Brosius, and daughter of John Ely, of Attleboro', Bucks County, in the 20th year of her age.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 16 - Pg. ___
Dated: Philadelphia, Sixth Month 30, 1860
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 17 - Pg. 264
Dated: Philadelphia, Seventh Month 7, 1860
DIED, at his residence near Westfield, Burlington County, N. J., on the 31st ult., Jacob Haines, in the 79th year of his age.
     The deceased was a member of Chester Monthly Meeting, and was highly esteemed both by friends and others.  Few individuals could pass from among us whose loss would be more generally regretted.
     He was a diligent attender of friends' meetings, and was warmly interested in the maintenance of our testimonies and principles.
     In his dealings with others he was just and liberal.  The suffering and the needy, the worthy and the industrious, found in him a friend indeed.
     His remains were interred in Westfield burying ground, on the afternoon of 6th month 3rd, attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors, whose quiet, sober deportment manifested the esteem and confidence with which he was regarded.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 18 - Pg. 280
Dated: Philadelphia, Seventh Month 14, 1860
     DIED, - On First-day morning the 27th of Fifth month, Mary Thorne, in the eighty seventh year of her age, a member of Haddonfield Monthly Meeting, New Jersey.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 19 - Pg. 297
Dated: Philadelphia, Seventh Month 21, 1860
DIED, at his residence, in Columbiana, Columbiana Co., Ohio, on the 11th ult., William Nichols, aged 81 years, after a protracted Illness of 17 weeks, which he bore with Christian patience and resignation.  The decreased was a member and minister of Middleton Monthly Meeting, and was highly esteemed by Friends and others.  Few could leave earth's abode whose loss would be more generally regretted.  He was a diligent attender of Friends' meetings, and deeply interested in the maintenance of our principles.  In his dealings with all, he was just and liberal.  The suffering and the needy, the worthy and the industrious, found in him a true friend.  His remains were interred in Friends' burying-ground, in Columbiana, on the morning of 6th mo. 12th, attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors, whose sober deportment manifested the esteem and confidence which he so truly merited.  "Mark the perfect man and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace."  As he lived so he died, in peace with all mankind an example to survivors.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 20 - Pg. 312
Dated: Philadelphia, Seventh Month 28, 1860
PLEASE NOTE:   The heading above this listing is as stated here:  FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER - Philadelphia, Seventh, Mo. 21, 1860.
DIED, Near Waterford, Loudoun county, Va., on the morning of the 1st inst., Isaac E. Steer, in the 81st year of his age.  He had for many years filled the station of elder of Fairfax Monthly Meeting of Friends.  His life was a bright example of the many Christian virtues, of which were prominent those of humility, charity, truthfulness and honesty.  The sweet remembrances of him will long remain in the minds of his friends wherever known.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 21 - Pg. 328
Dated: Philadelphia, Eighth Month 4, 1860
     DIED, On the 21st inst., Annie J. infant daughter of Anthony C. and Hannah W. Michener, aged nine weeks and three days.
     _____, At his residence, in Chatham, Dutchess Co., N. Y., on the 28th of Third month last, Isaac Smith, in the 71st year of his age, a member of Creek Monthly Meeting.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 22 - Pg. 344
Dated: Philadelphia, Eighth Month 11, 1860
     DIED, near Haddonfield, N. J., on the evening of the 7th ult., John S. Garwood, a member of Medford Monthly Meeting, in the 49th year of his age.
     Although our deceased friend was not, in all particulars, as consistent with our religious profession, through unfaithfulness, as could have been desired, yet, during his last illness he was preciously visited by the Shepherd of souls, and brought into a state of deep baptism and heart-felt contrition.  Being made subsevient to the heavenly teaching, and the will of the creature subjugated, he realized a peaceful condition of mind, and gave evidence that he had been favored to accomplish his peace with God, and had partaken of His mercy and abundant forgiveness.
     To the question, by a brother, if he felt resigned to, and prepared for the great change which was evidently fast approaching, he replied, "I am; there are no doubts;" and, with emotional emphasis, added, "I have been a great sinner, but, through mercy, have deep repented it, and have sought for, and feel a conscious assurance, that I have received my Heavenly Father's forgiveness; if it was not so, this would be a perilous moment to me."
     _____, 5th month 7th, 1860, at the residence of his nephew Thomas Rich, James Moon, in the 92nd year of his age, a member of Elder of Center Monthly Meeting, Clinton County, Ohio.  He was born the 30th of 12th month, 1768, in North Carolina, Guilford County, and came to Ohio about the year 1800, and settled in the then wild wood, in Clinton County.  He was strongly attached to the Society of Friends, and through his long life a constant attender of meetings ; he was naturally of a generous, charitable, and lively disposition, which made him the more beloved and respected by his friends and numerous acquaintance.  In thus being bereaved of one so dear to us, we have felt the shock that most feel when a good man dies, but we are not left without a hope as the Prophet expressed to Israel,"  The righteous perish and no man layeth it to heart, and merciful men are taken away and none consider that the righteous is taken from the evil to come."  Just so with this dear Friend; we have the consoling hope that he has not only escaped those evils that rent his mortal frame for a few months past, all of which he bore with Christian fortitude, but all other evils that are in this world, and that which is to come.  As it is said, "blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth, yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."
    _____, than Shoemaker, in the 71st year of her age.  This dear Friend was a member of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, held at Spruce Street, and at the time of her death an Overseer of that meeting, which station she filled for many years to the entire satisfaction of her friends.  Her last illness was a peculiarly painful and protracted one, sometimes causing her to desire a release from her sufferings, but the everlasting arm was felt to be underneath supporting her through every trial.
     There are those to whom the memory of her refine'd and gentle spirit is as a sweet incentive to follow her as she endeavored to follow Christ.  Her ear was ever open to the tale of sorrow, and her hand withheld not the alms that gave relief.  The meeting to which she belonged has lost one of its most valuable members, for her exemplary life verified the truth of the Scripture promise,"  The meek will he guide in judgment; and the meek will he teach his way."
     DIED, in Lower Makefield, Bucks County, at the house of her son-in-law, David Palmer, on the 8th of 6th mo. last, after a lingering indisposition, Ann Simpson, widow of James Simpson, in the 80th year of her age, an Elder and useful member of society.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 23 - Pg. 361
Dated: Philadelphia, Eighth Month 18, 1860
DIED, At his residence in Palmyra, Wayne Co., N. Y.. on the 21st of 7th month, of inflammation of the bowels, Edward Smith, in the 61st year of his age; a member of Farmington Monthly Meeting. 
     He had for many years been engaged as commission merchant in country produce, during which time he had experienced many reverses of fortune; more clouds than sunshine had crossed his path, yet if he could secure his creditors from loss, and be the alone sufferer himself, he was content.  By this, he gained the name of the " Honest Quaker," and has left that rich legacy to his family, which is of more value than much wealth. 
     We have the united testimony of his family and an extensive circle of friends, to his having lived a Christian life, and we doubt not that he has realized the truth of the declaration, "verily there is a reward for the righteous."
     DIED, In Upper Dublin township, on the morning of the 13th, 3d month, after a short but severe illness, in the 38th year of her age, Mary S., wife of Lea Garrigues, and daughter of Joseph and Rachel Wood, of Moreland.
     In the death of this loved Friend, society has lost one of its brightest ornaments, and the afflicted family the most devoted of mothers and wisest of counsellers.  Having known her intimately for years, I feel it a duty to bear testimony to her great moral worth. In all the various relations and vicissitudes of life in which she was called to bear an important part, whether as daughter, wife, mother or neighbor, she displayed those noble qualities of head and heart, that enabled her to perform every duty, and to maintain that uniform courtesy and kindness that tends to conciliate the jarring and discordant passions, of the human heart.  When the aged man or woman, whose whitened locks and feeble step indicate that their sands of life are nearly spent, are called to pass through the dark valley, 'tis well, we feel, that they have gone to receive the reward of a well spent life.  When a child, or those in early youth, go hence, we feel 'tis well, a compassionate Father has called them home, ere the trials and temptations of life have soured their spirits, or led them captive.  But when those in the meredian of life, who have assumed the duties and responsibilities of the head of the domestic circle, and having the guardianship of the rising generation in their hands, are called away, then indeed we will fail to see the fitness of the afflictive dispensations of an all wise Providence, and can only sit at the feet of the blessed Master, and offer up the petition prepared for us on Mount Calvary,—Father, thou knowest all things, thy will, not ours be done.
Upper Dublin
, 3d mo. 17.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 24 - Pg. 376
Dated: Philadelphia, Eighth Month 25, 1860
DIED, In the city of Wilmington, Delaware, 7th month, 25th, I860, Anna Matilda Pierce, daughter of the late Dr. Joseph Pierce, of Chester County, Pennsylvania, in the 86th*year of her age.
     _____, At Mount Holly, N. J., on 5th day, the 16th in st., Margaretta Procter, wife of William Procter, Jr. of this city, and daughter of Amos Bullock, in the 39th year of her age, a member of Spruce Street Monthly Meeting.
     _____, At his residence in Dutchess County; N. Y., on the 28th of 2nd month, George Tripp, in his 74th year, after a protracted illness, which he bore with becoming patience and resignation. The deceased was a member and Elder of Stanford Monthly Meeting, being an example of honesty and uprightness.  He was a diligent attender of Friends' meetings, and deeply interested in the maintenance of our principles.  His remains were interred in Friends' burying ground in Stanford, on the morning of the 30th, at- tended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors.  Mark the just and behold the upright for peace followeth.
     _____, Near Harrisonville, N. J.,, of dropsy, on the 13th inst., Rachel Moore.
     _____, On the same day, near Mullica Hill, Kesiah Rjdgeway, aged 90.
     _____, On the 2nd inst , near Upper Greenwich, N. J., of dropsy, Mordecai Haines, of Philadelphia, aged about 70.
     _____, Suddenly at Baltimore, on the 4th inst., Elmira wife of George Stearns, and daughter of the late Daniel Larrabee.
     In the brief space of a few hours illness, the devoted wife and mother, was called upon to give up her stewardship.  Thus forcibly reminding us of the injunction, "be ye also ready, for in an hour when ye think not, the Son of man cometh."
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 25 - Pg. 392
Dated: Philadelphia, Ninth Month 1, 1860
DIED, at his residence in Bedford Co., Pa., on the 2d of 9th month last, Nathan Hammond, in the 8 1st year of his age.  His disease was consumption of the lungs ; he lay in a very weak and helpless situation fur about ten weeks, which he bore with great patience and resignation.  He was an Elder of Dunning's Creek Monthly Meeting for many years previous to his death.  There are none left belonging to that meeting, who have so long and faithfully attended it.
     DIED, on 4th day, 8th month, 15th, at her husband's residence, Huntingdon Co., Pa., Sarah P., wife of Jos. D. Stackhouse, and daughter of the late Alexander and Elizabeth P. Shaw, of Philadelphia, aged 44 years.
     _____, at Millvile, on the 25th of 6th month last, Sarah, wife of Joseph Pilkington, near 60 years of age.  This dear friend was a member of Fishing Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends, held at Millville , and she acceptably filled the station of Elder for many years.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 26 - Pg. 408
Dated: Philadelphia, Ninth Month 8, 1860
     DIED, In Birmingham Township, Delaware Co., on the 18th ult., Nathaniel Speakman. in the 70th year of his age.  The deceased was a prominent member of the Society of Friends.
     _____, Of apolexy, after a short illness of four days, at North Castle, West Chester Co., N. Y., the 1st of 8th month, Caroline, wife of Samuel K. Stoutenburgh, in the 40th year of her age.  She was an affectionate wife and daughter, and long will her many virtues be held in remembrance by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  The meeting, of which she was a member has sustained a great loss in her removal; but we trust our loss is her eternal gain, and we doubt not her pure spirit has winged its flight to God who gave it.  May her example stimulate us to faithfulness in the performance of every good word and work; that when the time of our departure draws nigh, we too may be received into the mansions of the redeemed.
     _____, In Attleboro, Bucks Co., Pa., on the 2d of 8th mo., 1860, of cancer, Mary W. Longshore, in the 69th year of her age, a member of Middletown Monthly Meeting.
     _____, Near Attleboro, Bucks Co., Pa., on the 31st of 8th mo., 1860, of paralysis, Susanna Gillam, aged 72 years 9 months and 12 days, an elder and very active member of Middletown Monthly Meeting.
     _____, At the residence of Mark Palmer, within the limits of Falls Monthly Meeting, Pa., on the 23d of 8th mo., 1860, Sarah M. Bunting, daughter of the late Jeremiah Bunting, of Newtown, aged 42 years and 3 months.
     _____, On 6th day evening, 8th mo. 31, William Johns, in the 70th year of his age, a member of Woodbury Monthly Meeting, New Jersey.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 27 - Pg. 424
Dated: Philadelphia, Ninth Month 15, 1860
     DIED, In Philadelphia, Eighth month 1st, Margaret Middleton, widow of the late Gabriel Middleton, in the 85th year of her age, a member of Green street Monthly Meeting.
     The departure from life of this dear Friend was peculiarly impressive.  She retired to bed in usual health, and while in peaceful slumber, the messenger was sent to release her willing spirit. Thus realizing her oft expressed wish concerning this event.
     The peculiar vigor of mind and strength of judgment which were her prominent characteristics, and qualified her in a remarkable manner as an efficient counsellor, were not impaired by age. It was evident, with the increase of years, that the earnest and abiding desire of her heart was that, through the blessed influences of divine love, she might as much as possible live peaceably with all men, and be enabled to guard he r spirit that no condemnation should rest up- on it in the hour of find account.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 28 - Pg. 440
Dated: Philadelphia, Ninth Month 22, 1860
PLEASE NOTE:   The heading above this listing is as stated here:  FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER - Philadelphia, Ninth, Mo. 15, 1860.
     DIED, in Willistown, Chester Co., Pa., on Second day evening, 8th month 6th, 1860, Mary L. Haycock, in the 83d year of her age, a member of Goshen Monthly Meeting.
     _____, At the residence of her husband, near Winchester Va., on Sixth day morning, the 7th inst., after a few days illness, of typhoid fever, Sarah Emeline, wife of Jackson Robinson and daughter of Thomas Wright, in the 48th year of her age.  This dear friend was a member of Hopewell Monthly Meeting.
     Her remains were taken to the Ridge grave yard on the 8th, attended by a large concourse of relatives and neighbors, by whom she was much beloved.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 29 - Pg. 456
Dated: Philadelphia, Ninth Month 29, 1860
DIED, at Brooklyn, on 4th day, 13th of 9th mo.  Ann M. Comstock, n elder of New York Monthly Meeting.
     She was indeed a mother; love and good will and charity characterized her life.  Those who knew her best could love her most.
     She had faith in human hearts, and believed that virtue was not confined to any class, and that innocent recreation was consistent with virtue and truth.
          "She is dead, but her memory still liveth,
               She is gone, her example is here,
          And the lustre and fragrance it giveth,
               Shall linger for many a year."
     DIED, on Second day, 17th inst., after extreme suffering, which she bore with Christian patience, Rachel, widow of the late James Neallof Talbot Co., Maryland, aged 77 years, 1 week and 1 day.
     _____, On the 9th inst., at his residence in New Market, Frederick County, Md., of a pulmonary affection, Jesse Plummer, aged 56 years.  The deceased was a member of the Society of Friends, and in his social relations his influence was large and valuable; but in the home circle, as a husband and brother, he was devoted and untiring in his efforts for usefulness; and though he is mourned deeply and sadly, his friends have the assurance that he is enjoying a reward which earth cannot give.
    [The following short tribute to the memory of Susan Gillam was received after the notice of her death was in press, as published in our 26th number.]
     When we announce the death of those, whose meekness and quietness of spirit, unaffected simplicity of manner, kindness, sympathy and love, have adorned their character through life, enabling them to manifest their love to God, by their love to man; although we feel the solemn blank occasioned by their removal from among use, their names will long be held in affectionate remembrence and their influence stimulate others to go and do likewise.  Of such was the character of Susan Gillam.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 30 - Pg. 472
Dated: Philadelphia, Tenth Month 6, 1860
     DIED, in Pennsbury Manor, Bucks county, Pa., on the 3d ultimo, of bilious dysentery, Abraham Warner, in the fifty-seventh year of his age.
     _____, At Yardleyville, Bucks county, Pa., on the 11th ultio, Gilbert H. Shaw, in the thirty-fourth year of his age.
     _____, In Solebury, Bucks Co., Pa., on 26th of 8 mo., Jacob Eastburn, in the sixty-second year of his age.
     _____, On the 26th ult., Wm. Gregory, aged sixty-eight - member of Green street Monthly Meeting.
     _____, On the 25th ult., at the residence of her son, near Moorestown, Burlington Co., New Jersey, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with patient resignation, with full hope of future happiness, Elizabeth Conrow, widow of Darling Conrow, in the 73d year of her age.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 31 - Pg. 472
Dated: Philadelphia, Tenth Month 13, 1860
PLEASE NOTE:   The heading above this listing is as stated here:  FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER - Philadelphia, Tenth, Mo. 6, 1860.
DIED, - At Crosswicks, Burlington county, New Jersey, 7 mo, 3d, 1860, Samuel Middleton in the 83rd year of his age; an Elder of long standing in Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, and an exemplary member of society, as shown forth in a life of uprightness and usefulness.  This dear friend was gathered to his fathers by the great husbandman, like a shock of corn fully ripe unto the harvest.  Being favored during the period of suffering and falling strength with an unclouded prospect before him, looking towards the final change with joy and not with grief.
     _____, On the 7th of 9th mo., at the residence of her son Nathan Newport, Belmont County, Ohio, Mary Newport, in her 93rd year, a consistent member of Concord Monthly Meeting; leaving a numerous family of descendants, 7 children 51 grand children, 103 great grand children, and 12 great, great grand children.
     _____, On the 12th of 8th mo., 1860, at his residence in Mill Creek Hundred, State of Delaware, John Walker, in the 87th year of his age, a member of Mill Creek Meeting.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 34 - Pg. 536
Dated: Philadelphia, Eleventh Month 3, 1860
     DIED, at his residence in Upper Oxford township, Chester County, Pa., on the 15th 10th mo., 1860, after a painful and lingering sickness, which he bore with uncomplaining patience and resignation, William Kent in the 69th year of his age, a member of Pennsgrove Monthly Meeting.
     _____, 28th of 9th mo. last, Samuel C. Lawrence, only son of James and Rebecca C. Lawrence, of Macedon, Wayne County, New York, an orderly young man, aged about 20 years.
     DIED, At his residence in the city of New York, on the evening of the 25th instant, Joseph W. Corlies, in the 70th year of his age.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 35 - Pg. 552
Dated: Philadelphia, Eleventh Month 10, 1860
DIED, at his residence, near Columbus, New Jersey the 11th of 6th mo., 1857, Peter Harvey, in his 58th year, son of Peter and Sarah Harvey, in his 58th year, son of Peter and Sarah Harvey, deceased, members of Upper Springfield Monthly, and Mansfield Monthly Meeting.  He has left a large family to mourn their bereavement.  He was an affectionate husband and father, and a kind brother, but we mourn not as having no hope, believing there was a mansion prepared for him where there is no more sorrow nor sighing.
     _____, 8th of 4th mo., 1858, in Norfolk, Virginia, Minor Harvey, in the 53rd year of his age, son of Peter and Sarah Harvey, deceased.  He was formerly a member of Upper Springfield Monthly and Mansfield Particular Meeting.  He was a kind husband and father, and an affectionate brother; we trust our loss is his eternal gain.
     DIED, At his mother's residence, Spring Garden Street, Fifth Month 29th, 1859, of typhoid fever, Laurence M. Potts, in his 40th year, son of Samuel and Ann Potts, (the former deceased), formerly of Burlington County, New Jersey.  He at times spoke of not recovering.  At one time, on his mother coming into the room and taking a seat by him, he spoke of a death-bed and religion; on her asking him if the Lord was precious to him, he said yes, in so mild and peaceful a manner, that she was much comforted.
     _____, At his residence in East Hamburg, Erie County, New Jersey, on the 9th of Tenth Month, John Webster, aged nearly 73 years.  The deceased was a member of East  Hamburg Monthly Meeting for nearly 50 years.  His kindness of heart, urbanity of manners and generous hospitality endeared him to his neighbors and friends, so that his demise occasions a void in his neighborhood that will not easily be filled.  Though his death was unexpected, yet he gave evidence that his time while here had been improved in preparation to fit him for eternity, and we feel that his spirit is now realizing the reward of the faithful.
     _____, Near Springboro', Warren County, Ohio, on the 31st of the Tenth Month last, Elizabeth, daughter of Aaron and Letitia Mullin, aged two years and two days.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 36 - Pg. 552
Dated: Philadelphia, Eleventh Month 17, 1860
DIED,—In Attleboro, on the 5th of Eleventh mo., 1860, Rachel Paxson, aged 69 years 1 mo. and 29 days ; a member and minister of Middletown Monthly Meeting.
     _____, In Pennsbury Township, Chester County, on the 25th of Tenth mo., 1860, Anna Mary, daughter of Milton and Mary F. Way; an estimable you aged 20 years.
     _____, On the 23d of Fourth mo., last, Jane Clark, of Philadelphia, aged 84 years. Her remains were interred at Pedricktown, N. J.
     DIED, On the same day, Hannah Pedrick, aged 76 years, a member of Pedricktown Meeting.
     _____, On the 16th of Ninth mo., last, Catharine Horner, wife of Mark Horner, of Mullica Hill, N. J.
     _____, On the 1st instant, Mary Heritage, wife of Benjamin W. Heritage, a member of Woodstown Monthly Meeting, N. J.
     _____ On the 8th instant, of typhoid fever, at Camden, N. J., Richard Wright, aged about 30 years.
     _____, At his residence, in Halfmoon, on the 5th of Fifth mo., 1860, Samuel Spencer, aged 68 years, 7 months and 29 days.  He was a regular attender of meetings, kind and benevolent to the poor, never turning any away hungry.  His house was always a shelter for the weary traveller who chose to stop with him.
     _____, On the 5th of Eighth mo., 1860, at the residence of John Bingman, Dallas County, Iowa, Abigail, widow of Moses Grigsby, aged 102 years, eight months and eleven days. She was remarkably meek, patient and inoffensive, one for whom death appeared to have little or no terror.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 37 - Pg. 584
Dated: Philadelphia, Eleventh Month 27, 1860
     DIED, after a short illness, on the21st of Tenth mo., Mary C., wife of Richard Everit, in the 57th year of her age - a member of New York Monthly Meeting.  Though her death was unexpected to herself and to us, she gave evidence she was prepared for the solemn change, saying if it was the Lord's will to remove her from our midst, she was willing; she gave her husband and children her parting advice, bidding them live and love and unity.  Taking each by the hand, she bade them farewell, and quietly, without a sigh or a struggle, breathed her last, and is now, we believe, beyond the reach of sorrow and pain:
     "And safely landed on that happy shore,
     Where joy and peace exist for evermore."
     _____, In Monroe, Michigan, on 6th day, the 9th inst., after a short but severe illness, Louisa D. Thompson, wife of Henry Warren Smith, in the 25th year of her age.
     _____, At his residence in Burlington, N. J., on the 15th inst., after a lingering illness, Thomas Hopkins, in the 72d year of his age, a member of Burlington Monthly Meeting.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 38 - Pg. 552
Dated: Philadelphia, Twelfth Month 1, 1860
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 40 - Pg. MISSING
Dated: Philadelphia, Eleventh Month 17, 1860
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 41 - Pg. 552
Dated: Philadelphia,Twelfth Month 22, 1860
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 17 - No. 42 - Pg.
Dated: Philadelphia, Twelfth Month 29, 1860
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 9
Dated: Philadelphia, Second Month 26, 1876
     HAMPTON - At Quakertown, N. J., on 2d mo. 4th, 1876, William C. Hampton, aged 30 years; a member of Quakertown Monthly Meeting, and a son of Morris and Amy C. Hampton.  The writer knew him from his early childhood, and can testify to a sweetness of disposition possessed by him that endeared him to all with whom he associated.  His health and been declining for years, and he finally passed through a long and trying illness which he endured with entire patience and resignation, as vince by his utterances, "Ah! so happy, so serene!", etc.

Also, deceased, recently (date and age not furnished),
     LAING - Rachel Laing, a member of the same Monthly Meeting.  Thus are removals by death as well as changes of locality, rapidly decimating the little hand of Friends in that section of the vineyard.
     WRIGHT. - On the morning of the 11th instant, Lydia A. Wright, widow of the late Isaac K. Wright; he was a consistent member of Green street Monthly Meeting, and for several years past, held the position of Elder.  Greatly beloved by all who knew her, and deeply interested in the welfare of our religious society, she was ever ready to extend the helping and, and with words of kindness and love to encourage the faltering, and lead the erring into paths of safety.

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 33 - No. 2 - Pg. 25
Dated: Philadelphia, Third Month 4, 1876
     NOXEN. - On the 9th of First month, 1876, at the residence of his father, in Bloomfield, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Calvin Noxen, in the 31st year of his age.  He was a useful member of West _ak Monthly and Particular Meetings which he attended regularly.  His health had been poor a long time.  He endured his last sickness, which confined them to the house for several months, with a great resignation and patience.  He requested to be buried in a plain coffin, and that his parents and other members of the family, should not mourn for him, but prepare to meet him, saying, "I am not afraid to die, I can meet death with a smile."  He was next to the youngest of fourteen children, eleven sons and three daughters, and the first one take from that number.   E. B.
- On the 24 of Sixth month, 1875, after a short illness, at the residence of her husband, in the township of Hallowell, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Elizabeth, wife of John Stinson, in the 71st year of her age; a member of West Lake Monthly and Particular Meeting.
     STINSON - At his residence, on the 8th of First month, 1876, after a few days' illness, and in a state of quiet resignation, John Stinson, husband of the above, in his 72d year; an Elder of West Lake Monthly Meeting, where his memory will long be cherished.
     TAYLOR - On the first day of the present year, near Crosswicks, N. J., Tabitha, wife of James Taylor, aged nearly 68 years.  She was a member of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, N. J., to all the meetings of which she was warmly attached, attending them whenever health would permit.  Of this privilege, however, she was deprived of latter times, as her indisposition and sufferings increased, having been a confirmed invalid from Paralysis for a period of over nine years.  In earlier life, the sick found in her an able assistant in ministering to their wants and dispensing comforts.  The meeting held at Crosswicks, on the occasion of her funeral, was large, during which several impressive testimonies were given forth.  One of these communications was to the effect " that her character might be summed up in a very few words, the truth of which could be attested by many then present.  With a bright and cheerful spirit, she was ever found a faithful friend and a true Christian," and that "nothing more need or could be said."
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 33 - No. 4 - Pg. 57
Dated: Philadelphia, Third Month 18, 1876
LEE - Suddenly, at her residence, near Cardington, Morrow county, Ohio, on the 1st of Second month, 1876, Uree, widow of the late Nathan Lee, formerly of Chester county, Pa., in the 78th year of her age.
     NEWBOLD - In Middletown, Bucks county, Pa., on the 5th of Third month, 1876, Mary, widow of Thomas Newbold, in the 81st year of her age; a member of Middletown Monthly Meeting.
     THOMAS- At his residence, near Zanesfield, Logan county, Ohio, on the 9th of Second month, 1876, Jonathan Thomas, in the 71st year of his age; a member of Green Plain Monthly Meeting.
     This dear friend was born at Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, where he passed his youth.  In early manhood he moved to Logan county, which, at that time, was upon the frontiers.  He settled in the wild woods, and cleared up a large farm, upon which, with the aid of his wife, he raised a large family.  He was a man of strong mind, earnest in his love for the principles of the Society of Friends, and seldom absent from meetings.  His vacant place will be long felt in the home circle and among his friends with whom he so pleasantly mingled.
     WORSTALL.—In Newtown, Bucks county, Pa., Third mo. 10th, 1876, Edward O., only son of Willis G. and Lydia C. Worstall, aged nearly 8 months.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 33 - No. 5 - Pg. 74
Dated: Philadelphia, Third Month 18, 1876
     COFFIN - At her residence in Chatham, N. Y., Twelfth  month 29th, 1875, Clarissa, with of John Coffin, aged 67 years; a member of Chatham Monthly Meeting.  Quiet and unpretending she passed an active, useful life; her sickness was protracted and painful, during which she often assured those around her that not a cloud obscured the brightness of the future, and at last assuring her family that the Lord will provide, she with pleasant countenance resigned the precious gift of life to the Great Author of her being.
     M. HOOPES.—On the 7th of Second month, 1876, id Philadelphia, Alfred Hoopes, after a short but severe illness, of typhoid pneumonia, which he born with Christian fortitude, in the 57th year of his age; a member of the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia held at Race Street.
     WANZER.—At New Fairfield, Ct, Tenth month 27th, 1875, Nicholas Wanzer, in the 72d year of his age.
     WOOD.—At their residence in Moreland township, Montgomery County, Pa., on the 12th o Eighth month, 1875, Joseph Wood, Sr., in the 88th year of his age ; and on the 17th of Eleventh month 1875, Rachel Wood, widow of Joseph Wood, Sr., in the 83d year of her age; both members of Horshan Monthly Meeting—Joseph having filled the station of Elder since 1824.  They lived in the same house during the whole of their married life, a period o nearly 63 years. Until the last few years, when prevented by feeble health, they were regular in their attendance at meeting, and it was their earnest desire to live a Christian life —to do unto others a they would that others should do unto them. Their upright lives were marked by few striking incidents but they were faithful in the discharge of daily duties —good examples of plainness and moderation —and they endeavored to impress upon the mind of their children a love for the principles and testimonies of Truth, as held by Friends.  Their bodily sufferings were borne with patience, without complaint, and when the time came for them to bid farewell to earth their work was done, having gained the love and respect of all who knew them, they passed on to the higher life.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 33 - No. _ - Pg. __
Dated: Philadelphia, Third Month 25, 1876
YARDLEY. - On the 3d of Fifth month, Elizabeth T. Yardley, wife of Charles F. Yardley, and daughter of the late Joseph Turner, Jr., in the 61st year of her age; an esteemed member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting.
     RILEY. - While attending the funeral of the above, E. Ellen Riley, a member and elder of the same Meeting, and the wife of Dr. Riley - was suddenly taken ill, and in a few hours passed away.
    WALTON. - At her residence in Moreland, Montgomery co., Pa., on the 26th of Fifth month, 1876, Elizabeth Walton, in the 73d year of her age; a member of Horsham Monthly Meeting.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 33 - No. 15 - Pg. 232
Dated: Philadelphia, Sixth Month 3, 1876
ANTRIM - On the 23d of Fifth mo., after a lingering illness, Sarah B. Antrim, in the 71st year of her age; a member of Spruce St. Monthly Meeting.
     BALL - At Quakertown, Bucks co., Pa., Eighth mo. 11th, 1875, Martha Ball, widow of William H. Ball, in the 91st year of her age; she was a member of Richland Monthly Meeting.
     BLACKBURN - On Fifth month 3d, 1876, Sarah, wife of John A. Blackburn, in the 85th year of her age; an Elder of Dunning's Creek Monthly Meeting, Penna.
     She was a diligent attender of meeting, and in her death the neighborhood sustains a great loss.
     COOK - At his residence, at Cornwall, N. Y., 6th of Fifth month, 1876, Nicholas Cock, aged 73 years; a member of Cornwall Monthly Meeting.
     It can truly be said of our departed friend, he was an upright man, a preacher of righteousness in his daily walk, showing his moderation to all men.  A friend of his, who had known him fifty yeas, said he had never heard a man say aught against him.  Having craved, when young, for his portion through life to have neither poverty nor riches, but food and clothing convenient, he testified they had been granted, having had enough and something to spare for his friends.  His end was peace; death had no terror for him.
     DAVIS  - On the 19th of Fifth mo., Esther Davis, in the 89th year of her age; a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting - Race Street.
     DOWNING - At the residence of her son in-law, Samuel R. Downing, in East Goshen township, Chester county, Pa., on the 17th of Third month last, Phebe Goodwin, in the 82d year of her age; a member of Goshen Monthly Meeting.
     She was the daughter of George and Mary Miller, formerly of Providence, Delaware county, who were in their day prominently connected with Providence meeting.  Phebe was the eldest of nine children, but three of whom now survive, living in and near Media.  Her sympathies were constantly exercised toward the unfortunate and poor; her life peaceful and innocent, yet marked with such a strong sense of responsibility and unflinching attachment to principle, that it was constantly fruitful of good works, done, however, with extreme reserve.  Even in apparent health she conversed freely and calmly of her death, experiencing its approach without fear, solicitous only as to other's pain when the messenger should come.  Her "passing away" was as quiet andgentle as her life had been.
     JOHNSON - On 13th of Twelfth month, 1875, Priscilla Johnson, wife of William F. Johnson, in the 68th year of her age; was a member of West Branch Monthly Meeting, Clearfield county, Pa.
     LUKENS - On Fifth mo 6th, 1876, at his late residence, Argenta, Illinois, of consumption, Richard Henry, son of the late Aaron and Anna M. Lukens, formerly of Chester co., Pa.; member of Bradford Monthly Meeting.
     SPENCER - On the 21st of Fifth month, 1875, Lucinda M. Spencer, formerly Griest, wife of Miles I. Spencer, aged 41 years; a member of West Branch Monthly Meeting, Clearfield county, Pa.
     STERLING - In Trenton, N. J., on Sixth-day morning, the 19th of Fifth mo., Edith Sterling, relict of the late Thomas C. Sterling, aged 87 years and 8 days; a member of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting.  The peaceful close of her long and well-spent life will ever be a consolation to her children and friends.
     STILES - At Lumberton, N. J., Second month 28th, 1876, Martha, widow of Benjamin Stiles, in the 79th year of her age; a member of Chester Monthly Meeting.
     WATERMAN - On 5th of Fourth month, 1876, Sarah Waterman, in the 80th year of her age; a member of Abington Monthly Meeting.
     WAYNE - On Second-day, 22d inst., Margaret W., daughter of the late William Wayne; a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting - Race Street.
     WHITACRE - On the 23d of Fourth month, 1876, Aquilla Whitacre, aged 78 years; an Elder of Wapsenonoc Monthly Meeting, Iowa.
     When Iowa was yet comparatively unsettled, he purchased a large tract of land, and as the State filled up, this land became valuable. He removed here in 1865, while it was still sparsely populated, and most of his numerous family were soon settled around him, some having preceded him several years.  The meeting at Highland was shortly after opened in the midst of this interesting community, a branch of Wapsenonoc Monthly Meeting.  When it was thought advisable to enlarge the meeting- house at Highland, as an earnest of his interest in his particular meeting and love for the Society of Friends, he provided the means to defray the entire expenses thereof.  Blessed with abundance, he seemed to regard himself as the almoner of what the Lord had committed to his care, hence the poor and needy ever found in him a friend. The remembrance of the deep fellow feeling and religious sympathy when traveling in company with this dear friend, in the service of truth, on a visit of love to some parts of the vineyard, will ever be reverted to by the writer as a green spot in the journey of life.  His remains were interred in Friends' burial-ground at Highland, and a meeting was held on the occasion, which was felt to be a season of great solemnity.
J. H.  West Liberty, Iowa. 
     WILLIAMS —On First-day, the 14th of the Fifth mo., 18.76, Isabella Williams; a member of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Race Street).
     WILSON.—On the 16th inst., Rebecca Wilson, in her 87th year; a member of Green Street Monthly Meeting.
     YARDLEY.—Suddenly, on the 3d of Fifth mo., Elizabeth F. Yardley, daughter of the late Joseph Turner, Jr., of Baltimore, in the 61st year of her age; an esteemed member of Baltimore Monthly Meeting.
     YARNALL.—At the residence of his grandmother, Mary R. Yarnall, in Concord, Delaware county, Second month 17th, 1876, of inflammation of the lungs, Elwood W. Chandler, in the 19th year of his age; an exemplary member of Doe Run Particular and Fallowfield Monthly Meeting.  He remarked to his anxious mother, a short time before his death, " The Master wants me; I must go."
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 33 - No.___ - Pg. ___
Dated: Philadelphia, Sixth Month 17, 1876
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 60 - No. 3  - Pg. 55
Dated: Philadelphia, Fifteenth and Cherry Streets, First Month 24th, 1903
     BARMORE. -
- My residence near Quaker State, Near, first month 7th 1903. William C. Blackfan, in the 71st year of his age; a member of Solebury Monthly Meeting.
     She was for some eyars a valued worker in the First day  MORE TO COME
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 60 - No. 3  - Pg. 38
Dated: First Month 17th, 1903
     ALLEN - In Germantown, Philadelphia, First month, 6, 1903, of acute pneumonia, Norwood Penrose Allen, a member of Green Street Monthly Meeting of Friends.
     BIRDSALL - On the morning of Ninth month 15, 1902, Hannah Schooley Birdsall, widow of the late William Birdsall, of Camden, Ind., in her 78th year.
     She was born near Waterford, Loudoun county, Va.  She came with her parents, William and Abigail Schooley, who moved to Green county, Ohio, and settled on a farm near Cedarville in 1847.  She was united in marriage with William P. Birdsall in 1873, who died in 1880.  After the death of her husband she returned to the parental home in Ohio, where she spent the remainder of her life in good deeds and loving acts.  She was a great sufferer from cancer for many years preceding her death, which she bore  with Christian fortitude.  She was a member of Green Plain Monthly Meeting, near which her remains were laid to rest Ninth month 18, 1902.
- At his home, Cornwall-on-Hudson, N. Y., First month 8, 1903, Charles E. Cock, in the 82d year of his age; a member and for many years an elder of Cornwall Monthly Meeting.
     After a very short illness of pneumonia he passed peacefully away, surrounded by his three daughters and two sons.  It is nineteen years since his wife's death.  His funeral was a very large one, all business in the village being suspended at the time.  Joel Borton and his life-long friend, Joseph T. McDowell, spoke very acceptably to the large assemblage.  An exemplary Friend, a kind neighbor, and an affectionate parent, his example of strict integrity and motto of "Doing as you would be done by," will long be remembered.  It was his custom while his family was about him to read every morning at breakfast from the Bible or other good books.
     HALL - On First month 3, 1903, Lydia H., widow of Samuel R. Hall aged 87 years; a member of Concord Monthly Meeting.  Interment at Chichester Friends' Burying Ground.
     MULLER - At her home in Easton, Md., on the 2d of First month, 1903, H. Lizzie Willson Muller, wife of Joseph Muller, and daughter of the late Hannah W. Willson.
The deceased was forty-five years of age, and leaves an infant son born on the day of her death.  She was a consistent active part in philanthropic work.  Generosity of spirit and self-sacrifice marked the life of this young Christian woman, whose death bereaves a large circle of friends and relatives.
     RICHARDSON - in Byberry, Philadelphia, on First  month 7, 1903, Ruth Anna Richardson, daughter of the late Nathaniel and Hannah Y. Richardson.  Funeral on Seventh day, the 10th inst.  Interment at Byberry Friends' graveyard.
     SHAW. - At Friends' Home, Newtown, Pa., on Seventh day morning.  First month 32, 1903, Martha B. Shaw, aged 83 years 7 months and 26 days.
     WATSON. -  In Newtown, on First-day, First month 4, 1903, Davis Watson, in his 77th year.
     WATSON - Near Mechanicsville, Bucks county, Pa., on First month 3, 1903.  Emaline P. Watson, wife of Henry Watson, in her 81st year.  A beloved elder of Buckingham Monthly Meeting.
     WEBSTER. - At the home of her nephew, Joseph Webster, Locksley, Pa., on First month 2, 1903.  Susan D. Webster, aged 91 years.  She was a member of Chester Monthly Meeting.  Interment at Middletown Friends' grounds.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 11
Dated: 1st month 3, 1920
     JOHNSON - On Twelfth month 26th, at her home in Point Pleasant, N. J., Gulielma Warner, widow of Benjamin F. Johnson and daughter of late Joseph and Elizabeth Taylor Warner, of Bristol, Pa., in 87th year of her age.
     KENNARD - On Twelfth month 8th, at the hospital at New Castle, Ind., Albert F. Kennard.  He was a birthright member of Friends and an active and valued member of Fall Creek Monthly Meeting of Friends, at Pendleton, Ind., serving as clerk for a number of years.
     LIVEZEY - Near Spring House, Pa., on Twelfth month 23d, Charles A. Livezey, aged 84.  Interment at Plymouth Friends' Meeting. 
(Sharon Wick's Note:  See Obituary)
At the funeral of John L. Thomas, at Pendleton, Ind., on Twelfth month 16th, the following memorial was read by Evangeline E. Lewis.  Wilson S. Doan also spoke feelingly, and Charles S. Thomas paid a beautiful tribute to the life of his father.  Mrs. William M. Swain sang "Nearer, My God to Thee," in compliance with the request of the deceased, expressed when she sang the same song at the funeral of his wife Caroline Swain Thomas, who died Third month 13th, 1915.
The words of John L. Thomas, spoken as he stood with us beside the casket of my father, are in my mind today.  "Grief and sense of loss," he said "are not yours alone.  The community mourns with you."  And to his family today I repeat his words, - "The community mourns with you."  We loved him, and in his passing we grieve not for him alone, but for the generation of which he was the type.  Grief is largely cumulative, and in the loss of each friend, we experience again the pain of separation from all the dear ones gone before.
     For the old order passes and we face with all the courage and faith that we can summon the uncertain conditions of the times, it is with a sense of relief that we turn to contemplate the lives of those splendid men and women who, untroubled by perplexities and sustained by a sure and simple faith, met life calmly and serenely, and carried to other lives that atmosphere of peace and love in which they moved and had their being.
     John L. Thomas, born November 20, 1837, was the son of Lewis W. and Priscilla M. Thomas.  He was the oldest of eleven children, nine of whom lived to years of maturity and four of whom survive him.  The four surviving brothers and sisters are:  Martha M. Morris, Jonathan W. Thomas, Solomon F. Thomas, and Alice G .Whitely.
     Educated in the pioneer schools of the community, the children of this family were none and less blessed with unusual opportunities in the home.  Their father was a man of trained intelligence, thrifty, practical and progressive.  Their mother was a poetess, and in spite of the household cares which the size of the family suggests, yet found time for the writing of many poems, the beauty of which might have graced the pen of Alice and Thomas Cary.
     Twice every week the flock of children were brought by their parents to attend Friends' meeting at this place in the log meeting-house which had been built on land donated for the purpose by their grandfather, Jonathan W. Thomas, and it was under these conditions that John L. Thomas imbibed the devotion to the Society of Friends which was to remain with him to the end.
     He was married Ninth month 18th, 1862, to Caroline Swain.  The happy home founded then survived for almost fifty-three years.  The golden wedding was happily celebrated in 1912.
     Into that home of love and peace, and thrift, and prosperity, and order were born four children, three of whom survive, Emma F., now wife of Frank P. Miller, of Romney, W. Va., Charles S., author and educator, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lewis W. who resides on the home farm, and with whom his father has made his home since the death of Caroline Swain Thomas.
     In the best sense of the word, John L. Thomas was a successful man.  In early life he was a school teacher of ability; in later life he was a prosperous farmer who knew how to accumulate money and how to spend it on the better and higher things of life; always he was a public-spirited man, who served the public for the public's good, and a churchman than whom no one since the establishment of the meeting here in 1833 ever gave more to the society in the way of efficient service.
     In politics he belonged to the party of Abraham Lincoln, which honored him many times with responsible positions.
     In the affairs of county and state he was a factor, and it was largely through his efforts that the Madison County Farmers' Insurance Co. was organized.
     But to the Society of Friends in this community, the loss of John L. Thomas is irreparable.  He was the chief bulwark of the Fall Creek monthly meeting.  With others in 1868, he founded the Friends' First day School in the face of opposition from conservative members of the Society.  It is a matter of congratulation that he lived to enjoy the celebration of the semi-centennial of the School of which he had been teacher or Superintendent for many years.
     He was the epitome of the simple faith he preached.  He was not troubled at all by the perplexities of creed which took the attention of so many concerned souls among his contemporaries within and without his church.  The Fatherhood of God, the Brotherhood of Man, and the indwelling spirit of Christ - these were his religion and of these things alone did he speak when he rose in his familiar place in the meeting to voice the message which had arisen in his heart.
     He held the tenets of Friendly faith in reverence, but "Mind the Light" freed him from the bonds of tradition even there.
     "Within himself he found the law of right. 
     He walked by faith and not the letter's sight
     And read his Bible by the Inward Light.
     And if sometimes the slaves of form and rule
     Frozen in their creeds like fish in winter's pool.
     Tried the large tolerance of his liberal school.
     His door was free to men of every name.
     He welcomed all the seeking souls who came.
     And no man's faith he made a cause of blame."

     He stood for untrammeled freedom of the soul in things spiritual.  He believed firmly in the spark of divinity within each one of God's children and to that in simple phrase he appealed.
     He preached a pure and simple religion, which made for character and good citizenship.
     We can but be thankful for him that in these later days of storm and stress, his thoughts mercifully have been turned backward, and the roar of cannon and the shriek of shell have been unheeded by him.
     Where these sounds did not penetrate, however, the prattle and laughter of children have found easy entrance and he has poyed in the companionship of his grandchildren.
     Six weeks ago he sat with his friends through the service of his beloved meeting and then went directly to the train which took him away on a visit to his daughter Emma in West Virginia.
     There a few days ago he was stricken with his last illness and there under the tender ministration of his daughter's tender hands he passed away Twelfth month 12, 1919.

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 27
Dated: 1st month 10, 1920
     ATKINSON - At Somerton, Pa., on Twelfth month 28th, Charles S., husband of Julia Atkinson (nee Tomlinson) and son of the late Mahlon R. and Mary A. Atkinson, in the 67th year of his age.
     EDWARDS - On Twelfth month 23rd, 1919, Margaretta I., infant daughter of Henry and Ivy Edwards, Mullica Hill, N. J.
     HIRST - At his late home in Purcellville, Va., on Fifth month 14th, 1919, Edgar H. Hirst, in the 63rd year of his age.  Interment at Lincoln, Va.  He was a very consistent member of Goose Creek Meeting of Friends and is missed by all who know him.
     LLOYD - At Friends' Boarding Home, West Chester, Pa., on Twelfth month 24th, 1919, Charles, son of Franklin and Hannah Lloyd, aged 72 years; a member of Darby Monthly Meeting.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 43
Dated: 1st month 17, 1920
HALL.—At his home in Philadelphia, on Seventh-day, Twelfth month 3d, Samuel D. Hall Johnson
.—At his residence, Wynnewood, Pa.. Twelfth month 20th, Joseph B. Johnson, aged 67 years. Interment at West Laurel Hill.
     KNIGHT.—In Germantown, Pa., on First month 3rd, -1920, Harry Gadiner Knight, son of the late Jonathan and Mary Knight, aged 67 years.
     McILVAIN.—At Mt. Holly, N. J., First month 11th, 1920, Edith Sterling, daughter of James and Rebecca B. McIlvain, aged 82.
     MOORE.—On Twelfth month 6th, 1919, at Woodstown, N. J., after a long illness, Joshua Moore, aged 76 years. A member of Pilesgrove Monthly Meeting. Interment in Friends' Cemetery.
     QUIMBY.—On Twelfth month 31st, 1919, at Nutley, N. J., Mercy A. Quimby, a member of New York Yearly Meeting.
     SINN.—Sarah Ann Sinn passed away at her home in Germantown, Philadelphia, on First month 7th, 1920, in her 93rd year. She was a life-long member of the Society of Friends.
     WATSON.—At Morrisville, Pa., on First month 7th, 1920, Sarah Ann Watson, aged 87 years.
     WILDMAN.—At Cornwells, Pa., on First month 4th, 1920, Howard Llewellyn Wildman, son of Alan C. and Mary Chandler Wildman, aged 17 months.
     WILLS.—First-day morning, First month 11th, 1920, Rebecca M., daughter of the late Jacob and Rebecca H. Wills.

     To have lived eighty-four years is in itself a mark of distinction. It is an evidence of usefulness, and of an intense perception of the divine harmony, of the need for all things being in their right places, and being put to their right uses.
     Charles A. Livezey, who died at his home "Cherry Row Farm," near Springhouse, Pennsylvania, on the 22nd of Twelfth month, 1919, was born on Eighth month third, 1835, the son of Joseph Livezey and Edith Burr, of Philadelphia, Left an orphan, he came, at the age of six years, to live with his aunt, Mary Jones, on the farm where he spent the rest of his days.  He passed through many trials in his youth and early manhood, but soon learned the nearness of his Heavenly Father, whose presence became a daily experience to him, so that, like George Fox, he soon found an inward comfort and strength that led to a tranquility of spirit. In later years he frequently bore testimony of this experience, and told how he had lifted up his supplications in the fields, as George Fox used to do, and how, like him, he had heard a voice saying, "There is one, even Christ Jesus, who can speak to thy condition."
     In 1879 he was united in marriage with Mary E. Conard, of Fort Washington, a member of Plymouth Meeting.  Two children, Albert and Edith Livezey, were born to them, and the family became concerned members of Gwynedd Meeting. Charles Livezey gave of his time as a member of the Board of Education of Lower Gwynedd Township and as supervisor of roads.  His farm was known as one of the most successful in the community.
     It is not, however, for these outward manifestations, excellent though they were, that Charles Livezey will live in the hearts of all who knew him.  His nobility of character, his gentleness of spirit, and his pure gospel ministry have touched more than those who knew him in any other way.  Like the founder of his faith, the keynote of his life was to "Owe nothing to any but love."  This was the life he led; this was the creed he taught.  "He was more in life and substance than in the wisdom of worlds or eloquence of speech."  His ministry was filled with a fervency that shone and warmed with the light of revelation, and though his words were few, their simplicity, inspiration, and the sweetness of his life, touched the hearts of all who heard him.
Livezey was the antithesis of his time.  He lived in a world of chaos and confusion, of strife and fierce intensity, of noise and a tumult of talking, of violent and radical speech and action.  He called us first to love; to quiet contemplation, to peace and rest and tranquility to the things that do not perish with the using.  His life and ministry were living examples of the time when Friends had a great message and a world-wide mission.  He was among the last, unless we will heed before it is too late, of the old-time Friends. His serene spirit has been released to the reward which his never-failing faith led him to hope for. His friends will not be able to replace the kind face, whose greeting was a benediction.
See Death notice of Charles Livezey's wife Mary E. C.)

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 43
Dated: 1st month 31, 1920
BURGESS.—At the home of her daughter, Hamtonetta Burgess, University Place, Neb., Mary P. Burgess passed quietly away, First month 15th, aged 87 years 6 months.  The services were conducted by members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, of which she was a faithful member, having missed but six meetings in the past ten years.  Interment was in College View Cemetery.
     COMLY.—At Jenkintown, Pa., on First month 22nd, Anna Eliza, widow of John T. Comly, in her 79th year.
     ESTLACK.—At Woodbury, N. J., First month 23rd, Charles E. Estlack, aged 77.
     GARNER.—Charlotte S. Garner, a member of Bethpage Preparative Meeting, passed away after a short illness, First month 11th.  The funeral was held at her home, Wantagh, Long Island, where tribute was voiced to her brave, unselfish life by the pastor of the neighboring church and Albert R. Lawton.
     HUTTON.—At Salem, Ohio, First month 19th, Finley Hutton, aged 80 years.
     MATHER.—At 1486 South Union Avenue, Alliance, Ohio, the home of his daughter and husband, Alice and Howard Taylor, on Twelfth month 27th, 1919, John Mather, in his 96th year.  He was an elder of West Monthly Meeting.  His long life was spent in service to the "Divine Master" and to his fellow travelers on the road of life.
     SHOEMAKER.—At Germantown, Philadelphia, on First month 27th, William A., husband of Mary J. Shoemaker, in his 50th year.  A member of Green Street Monthly Meeting.
     WALKER.—In Philadelphia, on First month 23rd, Theodore W., husband of Susan S. Walker.


 "A ruddy drop of manly blood The surging sea outweighs." —Emerson.
     The passing of our loved friend Robert Barnes, of Purchase, New York, on Third-day, First month thirteenth, though it brings deep grief to all who knew and honored him, should leave in our hearts that inspiration which is the proper benediction of a life so triumphant, and a passing so calm.  He was the son of David H. and Naomi Haviland Barnes, and was born in the ancestral home on Barnes' Lane, in Purchase, on Seventh month 30, 1837.  He grew up in the wholesome atmosphere and hard work of a farm, and was always remarkably thrifty and successful.  He took an active part in his community.  The present school building is a reminder of his term of office as president of the School Board.  His opinions, too, on matters of public interest and current topics were always fresh and decided, the result of a keen intellect and philosophical mind, which made him interesting as well as influential.  His religion found its chief inspiration and expression in his membership in the Society of Friends.—one might almost say in his absorption in it.  For years he has sat (as his father before him) at the head of Purchase Meeting.  His tact, his piety, his strength of character, and his cheerful and earnest cordiality endearing him to old and young alike.  He frequently attended important gatherings of Friends in Westchester County and the vicinity of New York, and as far as Philadelphia and Baltimore; accompanied, of late years, by his daughter, Amy Barnes, who since the death of her mother, his loved wife, Esther Griffen Barnes, in 1904, has been his constant and devoted companion.  Amy has also, since that time, been his home-maker, creating, with him, a truly Quaker home in its warm hospitality, especially to all who bore the name of Friend.  Besides his daughter, he is survived by one son, David R. Barnes; one granddaughter, Sarah Barnes; and one sister, Anna B. Hallock.
     An illness of less than two weeks, due to a serious heart trouble, preceded his death, which occurred in his own home in the company of his loved ones.  A large number of friends and neighbors gathered in the Purchase Meeting-house on Sixth-day afternoon to pay the last tribute of love.  Among those who came from a distance were Joel Borton of Philadelphia, Caroline Worth of West Chester, Pa., and Hibberd Taylor of New York. Samuel Willets, his lifelong comrade, Ellwood Burdsall, Effie Danforth McAfee and the Rev. Mr. Wells of the neighboring Methodist Episcopal church, spoke words of comfort also.  Those who were present said that his face in death looked very peaceful, as though he had simply "fallen on sleep."  And something in the recollection of the vigor of his Christianity, as well as its peacefulness, leads one to add, for him, Robert Louis Stevenson's words: "Glad did I live, and gladly die, And I laid me down with a will."

     On Fourth-day, the 14th, Arthur H. Tomlinson, of Swarthmore, Pa., passed on to the "great beyond."  He was born in Bucks County, Pa., First month 21st, 1855, the eldest of seven children of Robert and Mary H. Tomlinson.  Thrown, early in life, on his own resources, he commenced teaching in an ungraded public school, but later acceptably held the position of principal in the following schools: Friends' School, Calvert, Md., from 1877 to 1881; Friends' School, Oxford, Pa., from 1881 to 1883; Friends' School, Locust Valley, L. I., from 1884 to 18S7; and Abington (Pa.) Friends' School from 1887 to 1892.  He went to Swarthmore in 1892 and opened a preparatory school for boys and girls.  Thinking the location a desirable one he bought ground and built and equipped the substantial and handsome buildings now known as the Swarthmore Preparatory School for Boys.  For twenty-eight years he carried on the work with ever increasing success; overcoming great obstacles with an indomitable courage born of Divine faith in himself and others.  His good judgment, high sense of justice, and an adherence to the right as he saw it, won for him praise from both patrons and pupils. The high ideal of life which he endeavored to instill into the boys under his care was exemplified in his own character, making his influence a factor for good in the community in which he lived. Great as a teacher, great as a citizen, and great in the relations of home, he was one of whom it may be said: "Tho dead, he yet speaketh."

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 90
Dated: Second month 7, 1920
COLEMAN.—In Rochester, N. Y., on First month 5th, 1920, Henry Abel Coleman, aged 69 years.  A member of Farmington Executive Meeting, son of the late Alexander and Mary Case Coleman, pioneers in the early settlement of Rochester.  The former removed from Ghent, Columbia County, N. Y., where once were numerous families of Colemans, Macys, Bunkers and Powells.  Their ancestors were originally from the island of Nantucket.
     DOWNING.—In Downingtown, Pa., on First month 2nd, Edward Downing, aged 76.
     IVINS.—Langhorne, Pa., First month 31st, Stephen Woolston Ivins, aged 85.
     PALMER.—At Newark, N. J., on First month 15th, George Martin Palmer, beloved husband of Marian Rogers Palmer (formerly of Moorestown, N. J.), aged nearly 44 years.  He is survived by his wife, one son, Roger Lewis Palmer, and two daughters, Dorothea Miller and Marian R. Palmer, Jr.   The Society of Friends has lost a very earnest member; one who was much concerned that love and unity should characterize the two bodies, and blend them into one perfect Society.  First-day school work was particularly interesting to him.  Of a remarkably cheerful, calm and kindly disposition, he bore his long illness with wonderful faith, patience, and loving thoughtfulness of those around him.  A sad and stricken home is left, — and yet his family are upheld and strengthened by the Everlasting Arms.  A favorite hymn of the dear one was: Art thou weary, art thou languid, Art thou sore distressed? "Come to me," saith One, "and coming, Be at rest."
     ROBERTS.—On First month 28th, Mary H., widow of Franklin Roberts, at 139 East Pomona Terrace, Germantown.
     SEAMAN.—At his home, "Woodbury Falls, New York, James, son of the late Jacob and Hannah Seaman, in the 76th year of his age.  A lifelong member of Cornwall Monthly Meeting.  He is survived by his wife, four sons, and one daughter.
     SEYMOUR.—At Rye, N. Y., Esther Haviland Seymour, wife of Henry B. Seymour, daughter of the late David and Sarah W. Underhill, in the 79th year of her age. She was a member of Purchase Executive and Preparative Meeting.
     STARBUCK. —At the Old Ladies' Home, on First month 24th, Frances, daughter of William and Hannah (Dillingham) Starbuck, aged 78 years.  Interment in the home plat at Greenwich, N. Y.
     STEELE.—At the home of a son, at Willow Grove, Pa., on First month 23rd, Canby S. Steele, in his 78th year.  Interment at Willistown Friends' Meeting, Chester County.
     STUBBS.—On First month 24th, at McSparran, Pa., Hanna R., wife of John T. Stubbs, aged 59 years.  The deceased is a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Rachel Ann Stubbs.
     WOODMAN.—At his home, Bala., Pa., on First month 26th, Henry E. Woodman, aged 48 years.  Interment in Wrightstown Friends' burying ground.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 107 & 108
Dated: Second month 14, 1920
ATKINSON.— Suddenly, near Buckmanville, Pa., on Thursday, February 5th, Horace T. Atkinson.
     ATKINSON — In Philadelphia, of pneumonia, Second month 5th, Sarah Corlies, widow of Henry Atkinson, aged 81.
     BANKS.—Maria Hawshurst, widow of Daniel Banks, died at her residence at Sea Cliff, Long Island, on First month 13th.  She was in the 90th year of her age.  Her twin sister, Elizabeth Hawshurst, is living, and for several years they have been regarded as the oldest twins in the United States. Maria Banks was descended from Quaker ancestors, and was a life-long member of Westbury Monthly Meeting, and as long as her health permitted she was regular in attendance at meetings.  Her quiet, gentle life endeared her to a large circle of friends.  She is survived by two daughters and a son.  Her husband was widely known as the captain of the steamboat "Idlewild," plying between New York and Roslyn.
     BAYNES.—Second .month 8th, Mary Caley Baynes, of Plymouth Meeting, in her 99th year.
     MICHENER.—In Buckingham, Pa., on Monday, Second month 2nd, 1920, Sara J. Michener, widow of Horace M. Michener, aged 69 years.
     PANDRICH.—Second month 2nd, Mary J. Pandrich, of Merchantville, N. J.
     SCATTERGOOD—At Morris Heights, Pa., Second month 6th, Sarah W., daughter of late William and Rebecca Scattergood, in 85th year.
     SHORTLIDGE.—At Concordville, Pa., Second month 3rd, Isabel G., widow of Professor John Shortlidge, in 76th year.
     SMITH.—West Chester, on second month 4th, Frederic J., husband of Caroline T. Smith and son of M. Elizabeth and late Hutchinson Smith, in his 53rd year.
     STEER—At his home, in Waterford, Virginia, on Second month 6th, of pneumonia, John B. Steer, son of Mary F. and |the late Franklin M. Steer, in his 55th year.
     SUTTON.—At New York City, on Second month 4th, George Eddie Sutton, in his 73d year.
     TEAS.—At Upper Dublin, Pa., on Second month 6th, Ellen Teas, daughter of Rebecca S. and late George S. Teas.
     WATSON.—At Langhorne, Pa., Second month 8th, Joseph J. Watson, aged 76.
     WORTHINGTON. — At Germantown, Pa., on February 5th, 1920, Rebecca V. Worthington.  Interment at Wrightstown, Pa.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 186
Dated: Third month 20, 1920
DAVIS.—At Woodstown, N. J., Third month 10th, Sarah Colson, wife of Frank Davis, manager of South Jersey Farmers' Exchange.  Beside her husband she leaves one sister, Maggie Colson Lippincott, of Woodstown, and one brother," Asa L. Colson, of Wild- wood.
     HAINES.—On Third month 9th. M. Elizabeth, daughter of Zebedee and Anna P. Haines, West Grove, Pa., in the 35th year of her age.
     HOLLOWAY. — Suddenly on Second month 28th, William R. Holloway, from neuralgia of the heart.  He was born Eighth month 6th, 1848, at Darlington, Hartford Co., Md.  He leaves a widow, two sons, and one daughter.  A member of Deer Creek Meeting.
     JACOB.—At Moylan, Pa., Third month 10th, Flora Lewis, wife of Walter W. Jacob.
     PANCOAST.—On Second month 21st, at Miami, Florida, Catherine Eva, infant daughter of J. Arthur and Bettie Quarterman Pancoast.
     PRESTON.—On Third month 12th, Ella W. Preston, widow of Joseph G. Preston, aged 83 years.  Interment private in Buckingham Friends' Burying Ground.
     Van HORN.—Near Wood Hill, Pa., on Third month 8th, W. Watson Van Horn, husband of Rebecca B. Van Horn, aged 70 years.  Funeral at the Wrightstown Friends' Meeting-house.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 203
Dated: Third month 27, 1920
     BARTRAM.—Third month 19th, Hannah P., wife of Joseph D. Bartram, aged 78. Interment Friends' Burial Grounds, Darby.
     DAVIS.—On March 12, 1920, at the home of her daughter, Maria Davis Fulton, 3910 Duvall Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland, Maria Kent, widow of Franklin Davis, aged nearly 86 years.
     This dear Friend, daughter of Joseph and Maria J. Kent, was born in Chester County, Pa., Fourth month 9th, 1834, and married in 1857 Franklin Davis, then of Staunton, Virginia.  Ways of traveling were more primitive then, and her bridal trip was by carriage to her new home in the Virginia valley, where during the Civil War they suffered much loss from the destruction of their property.  Sometimes the Northern and sometimes the Southern army was camped around them, and for each in turn she baked bread, furnished food, and nursed the sick and wounded.  At the end of the Civil War they removed to Richmond, Virginia, where for about ten years they lived during the difficult reconstruction period.  And here she was again a mother to black and white alike of the many employees of the Franklin Davis Nursery Company.  All loved her, and many were her faithful friends to the last.
     That they might command better advantages for the education of their children they removed to Baltimore in November, 1877.  Although many years separated from Friends, she had been a constant reader of the Intelligencer, and thus kept in touch with them; and now she felt it a great privilege to be able to attend the Baltimore meeting, which she loved and served as elder during years when she was able to do so.
     Two sons and two daughters survive her, sixteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, by all of whom memory of her sweet unselfishness and loving spirit will remain with them.  Not to get, but to give was her great pleasure.  Her great love was for little children, and the flowers she so loved, and clasped in her dying hands, were showered around her by loving and distant friends at the last.
     Many and great were her trials, but through all she never murmured, but continued to count her blessing,—the chief of which were her friends. "Beautiful mother with thy work all done, Beautiful spirit, to Heaven now gone, Beautiful life with the crown now won, God giveth thee rest."
E. K. B.
     EASTBURN.—On Third month 14th, Emilie Roberts Eastburn, aged S3.
     SHREVE.—On Third month 19th, at Devon, Pa., Elizabeth Jackson Shreve, wife of the late Benjamin D. Shreve, and daughter of the; late William and Elizabeth H. Jackson, in the 75th year of her age.  A member of Radnor Monthly Meeting.
     TAYLOR.—At Columbus, N. J., Third month 13th, Sarah G., wife of Henry Taylor, aged 74.
     TEAS—On Third month 14th, Rebecca S. Teas, widow of the late George S. Teas, aged 83 years.  Interment at Upper Dublin.
     Thomas. — At Wilmington, Del., Third month 13th, Ruth A., widow of Charles P. Thomas, aged 76.
     WalmsIey.—On Third month 17th, Elizabeth Walmsley, widow of Abner W. Walmsley, in her 88th year.  Interment at Horsham Meeting.

     "You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, But the scent of the roses will cling round it still."  Memory recalls these lines, and they seem a fitting testimony to our dear friend Anna Walton Woodward, who passed away in Eighth month, 1919, after several months of severe illness.  Her exemplary life was evidenced by the cheerfulness and patience shown during her sickness, manifesting a strong faith and trust in her Heavenly Father.  Those of us who knew her well feel that her life has been an inspiration, and have learned many les- sons from her quiet ministry.  The little home circle in which she was such a source of sunshine, feel her loss keenly, but the fragrance of her life will live in memory of all who knew her.
 m. c. s

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 218
Dated: Fourth month 3, 1920
BRANSON.—At Selma, Ohio, on Third month 23rd, Nathan V. Branson, aged 85, A life-long member of Green Plain Monthly Meeting.
     BURLINGAME.—On Third month 26th, at Fallsington, Pa., Elizabeth T., daughter of Geoffrey G. and Lucy Tatum Burlingame, aged 10 months.
     COALE.—In Gillett, Arkansas, at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, J. P. and R. J. Kennedy, on the 17th of Third month, Jennie E. Coale, wife of J. Warner Coale, of Holder, Illinois, aged 70 years. A birthright and life-long member of the Society of Friends.  Interment in Benjaminville Friends' Cemetery.
     LIVEZEY.—At Spring House, Pa., on Third month 27th, Mary E. C, widow of Charles Livezey.
     ROBERTS.—At the home of her relatives, in Colton, California, on the 20th of Second month, Mary H. Wood Roberts, in the 81st year of her age.  She was most of her life a member of Fairfax Monthly Meeting, Virginia, but for some years has resided in California.  She was a patient sufferer for many months, and gladly welcomed the summons to her Heavenly Home. m. f. s.
     ROBERTS.—At State Hospital, Norristown, Pa., Third month 29th, George S., son of Richard R. and Ruth A. Roberts, both deceased.
     ROW. — Seventh-day, Third month 27th, Martha M., widow of Washington Row.  Funeral services at residence of Anne D. Flowers, Langhorne, Pa.
     WATSON.—On Third month 23rd, Martha C. Watson, widow of George Watson, in her 82nd year.  Funeral services were held on the 26th. in the Oliver H. Bair Building, 1820 Chestnut Street.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 234
Dated: Fourth month 10, 1920
     HILLES.—On Third month 1st, at her home, Ambler Highlands, Pa..  Susan J. Hilles,. aged seventy years.  By her going, those who knew her best and loved her most have lost a friend, whose pure unselfish life will ever be an inspiration.  Ever thinking of the happiness and welfare of others; always forgetful of self, it may truly be said of her, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord."
     ROBERTS.—On Third month 29th, George S. Roberts, husband of Edith B. Roberts, aged 35 years.  Funeral at Horsham Friends' Meeting-house.
     ROBERTS.—On Fourth month 3rd, Emma B., widow of Abel S. Roberts, and daughter of late Jacob and Hannah Bockius.
     ROWE.—On Fourth month 3rd, at Fallsington, Pa., Martha W. Rowe, widow of Washington Rowe, and daughter of James and Elizabeth Watson.  Interment at Langhorne, Pa.
     TOWNSEND. —Fourth month 3rd, Anne P., daughter of late Jesse and Elizabeth Townsend, formerly of Vassar Avenue, Swarthmore, Pa.
     WATSON.—In Doylestown, Pa., Third month 31st, 1920, George Watson, President of The Bucks County Trust Company, aged 51 years.  He was the son of the late Judge Richard Watson and Isabella T. McCoy, and a member of Buckingham Monthly Meeting.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 77 No. 15 - Pg. 234
Dated: Fourth month 10, 1920
[Our Friend John William Graham, of Manchester, England, whose visits to this country are held in loving remembrance by many American Friends, writes as follows , in the London Friend.]
     By the death of Isaac Sharpless the Society of Friends in America has lost one of its central supports and its most uniting influences. Just in time, but not too soon, as is now apparent, had he divested himself in 1917 of his responsibilities as President of Haverford College, after thirty years' service.  He had had time since then to publish his book on the early leaders of Pennsylvania, when his heart gave way and his work was done.  He was not a man of great eloquence, nor had he remarkable literary gifts, nor was he a pioneer in science. He was a wise administrator, charitable, modest, friendly, humorous, and bearing without fuss the excitements and anxieties which centre round the head of a college. His modesty was very winning.  He once explained to me that he was no man of great acquirements.  "Friends came to me on my farm, and said, 'Isaac, we want thee to undertake Haverford College.'  It was only because they couldn't find anybody else."  He was, in fact, a qualified teacher of mathematics who had reverted to the land.  His work as an American historian was to come later.  So. as Cincinnatus to Pome, Isaac Sharpless passed from the plough to the Presidency.  He was not. however, modest where Haverford was concerned.  He would come over to England,— or rather to Europe—in quest of the best men, if we had any good enough.  He was indeed happy in the offers he could make, due to the large benefactions the College was perpetually receiving. Dollars poured in, in tens of thousands, all his time, to the marvel of English teachers who struggle to keep their schools and colleges from actually falling back.  So the broad lawns of Haverford are dotted by stately buildings, the great library, the science block, the ring of Professors' residences, Barclay Hall, the ancient nucleus, and others.  All this needed public confidence.  Currents of opinion run there more strongly, within narrower bounds, than here.  Haverford had to be steered through difficult years of transition, had to be a pioneer in liberal thought, had to satisfy parents and students, yet not to alienate Friends of the ancient type, nor give way to the aggressive evangelicalism which reacted from the West.  The Hicksite Friends, too, its neighbors, were in an isolation which as years went on, such men as Isaac Sharpless must have recognized to be wrong.  I remember gratefully how he and Haverford stood by me in 1896 when paying the first English visit to those Friends.  It must have needed some courage to a man in his position.
     The habits of the undergraduate, also, not always a Friend, had to be adjusted to, at any rate, a moderate fit into the pattern of Quaker "Philadelphia. To those who know his ways, the American undergraduate is, I dare say, no harder to manage than his English brother, but he is different, and somewhat mysterious to an outsider.  There is truth in what Isaac Sharpless once said to me, that while Professors might cross the sea with advantage, administrative Heads should be native born.  His humor must have been a great asset to him in this connection, as to all who have to keep people pleased and satisfied,—an emollient and a consolation. He told me once with a twinkle, that £500 a year (pre-war) was about the least a member of the Society of Friends could live on.  He had in his mind, no doubt, the standards of a certain corner of Pennsylvania. He belonged to an old local family himself, migrating originally, I believe, from Sharpies, near Wigan.  Those families form an aristocracy, not always in wealth, but in spirit.
     Like other things, the type is being merged, which reminds me of his telling me that he and I belonged to a generation which had unique advantages which would never recur. We had been born and bred under the old Quaker domestic regime, and the set of habits and restrictions that went with it; but we were living now in an age of liberal culture, unfettered inquiry, many recreations, and free artistic production.  Our successors would have those things without the Quaker discipline and restraint.  Our forefathers were sadly hedged in, but had a training which would not come back.  This is more true of an American than of an Englishman, his junior, brought up where the restrictions went earlier.  Our young Friends might ponder this.
     Isaac Sharpless was one of the few Friends who took a hand in the occasional efforts made to purify local politics, in which, at one time, he held some position.  But his real statesmanship found scope in the management of the College.  And therein the quality which made the most abiding impression on one ob- server was his large charity.
 John W. Graham
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 77 No. 16 - Pg. 250
Dated: Fourth month 17, 1920
     BALDERSTON. —On Third month 22nd, at Stomach Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., David Newlin Balderston, son of the late David and Anna M. Balderston, of Bucks County, entered into eternal life.
     HAINES.—At Medford, N. J., on Fourth month 6t'h, Joseph H. Haines, aged 79.
     SAVERY.—In West Chester, Pa., First- day, Fourth month 4th, Hanna H., widow of Edward Savery.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 77 No. 17 - Pg. 266
Dated: Fourth month 24, 1920
     BRANSON - On Third month 23d near Cedarville, Ohio, Nathan V. Branson, son of Thomas and Anna Vail Branson, in his 86th year.
     SNODE - Near Alliance, Ohio, in Fourth month, Hannah Richards Snode, sister of Daniel I. and Hulda E. Richards, of Salem, Ohio.  A member of Salem, Ohio, Monthly Meeting.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Vol. 77 No. 18 - Pg. 281
Dated: Fifth month 1, 1920
BRANSON - Nathan V. Branson, son of Thomas and Anna Vail Branson, was born near Cedarville, Ohio, Eleventh month 19th, 1834, and entered into the higher life on Third month 23rd, in the 86th year.  In 1858 he married Anna Swain, of Pendleton, Indiana, who died eighteen years

 ago.  He is survived by three children, Evelyn B. Howell, t. Swain Brnson, and Lewella B. Smith, and four grand-children.  For many years his wife was an invalid, and those who were familiar with their home life could but notice his patient care and tenderness.  Theirs was a happy, harmonious union and their attitude one to the other was a worthy example of what matrimony really should be; and in their home was where his life shone most fully.
     He retained his faculties in a marked degree until the end came.  He was a life-long conscientious member of the Society of Friends.
     He was an earnest advocate of temperance, and it was a great gratification to him, that he lived to see his hopes realized.
     So near did he live to the Author of all good, and so faithful was he to all the admonitions of the Divine Master that when the final summons came there was no fear, no hesitancy, he was ready and waiting, yes, anxious to go; the great transition to him was only natural and beautiful as he heard the call "enter into the joy of thy Lord."
L. B. S.
. - At Trenton, N. J., 20th inst., Annie, daughter of late George and Susan Comfort, in 79th year of her age.
     GARWOOD - Moorestown, N. J., Fourth month 23rd, Daniel G. Garwood, aged 79.
     GURNEY. - On Third month 31st, at his home, Alcove, Albany County, N. Y., Edward Underhill Gurney, aged 72 years.  He was the son of the late Jacob U. and Elizabeth Shepherd Gurney.
. - On Fourth month 14th, at the home of his son, in Clarksboro, N. J., Charles E. Iredell aged 87 years.  Internment in Friends' Cemetery, Mullica Hill, N. J.  He was a member of Woowich Preparative Meeting.
- At Chester, Pa., Fourth month 19th, Sarah L., widow of Joseph Warner Jones, in her 80th year.
     LIPPINCOTT. - On Fourth month 7th, at his home in Mullica Hill, N. J., Henry Lippincott, aged 76 years, husband of Rachel M. Lippincott.  Funeral was held in Mullica Hill Meeting-house on Fourth month 10th.  He was a firm believer in the principles of Friends, and an active member of the First-day School and Young Friends' Association.
. - Fourth month 23rd, Sarah A. Widow of Robert Pitfield Lovett, aged 73.  Funeral at Fallingston Friends' Meeting-house.
     MENDENHALL. -  At Wilmington, Delaware, Fourth on the 26th Lydia S., widow of Edward Mendinhall, daughter of the late John and Sarah P. Marshall, aged 84.  Member of Wilmington Monthly Meeting.
     PICKERING - On Fourth month 14th at Allentown, Pa., H. Augustus Pickering, of Doylestown, Pa., in his 78th year.
     RUSSELL. - At the home of her son, Wm. H. Stern, near Linwood, Md., Fourth month 18th, Mary Russell, widow of Thomas W. Russell, aged 87 years.  A member of Pipe Creek Monthly Meeting, Carroll County, Maryland.  Interment in Friends' Cemetery, near Union Bridge, Md.
     WILLIAMS.—On Fourth month 14th, at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Lewis and Susan T. Pidgeon, of Wadesville, Va., Rebecca Williams, aged 70 years.  She was the daughter of the late William and Mary Williams, of Waterford, Va., and the last twenty-seven years of her life had been spent in the home where she died.  The many guests entertained in both homes will remember the gentle, unobtrusive life she lived, and her conscientious regard to what she believed to be her duty.  She was laid beside her parents at Waterford, where several who knew her testified to her pure, simple life.
     WILSON.—At Sewell, N. J., on Third month 9th, B. Ridgway, son of G. Walter and Beulah A. Tyler Wilson, aged 8 months and 23 days.  "God's finger touched him and he slept."

Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 299
Dated: Fifth month 8, 1920
     ELINTON.—At Moylan, Pa., on Fourth month 26th, Malinda, widow of Joseph S. Elkinton.
     GOVETT.—At Atlantic City, Fourth month 30th, Elizabeth Grey Jones, widow of Annesley Richardson Govett and daughter of the late William and Martha Lloyd Jones.
     MANKIN.—Near Mullica Hill, N. J., on Fourth month 22nd, Eliwood Mankin, in his 85th year.  He was for many years an elder of Woodbury Monthly Meeting.  He was well known for his high character and strict integrity.
     MITCHELL.—At Langhorne, Pa., on Fourth month 26th, William P. Mitchell.
     THORNE.—At Moorestown, N. J., Fifth month 1st, Maria C., wife of Morris Thorne.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 316
Dated: Fifth month 15, 1920
AMBLER.—Fifth month 7th, Catherine E., widow of Chalkley Ambler, in her 86th year.  Interment at Gwynedd, Pa.
     ATKINSON. — In Philadelphia, on Fifth month 10th, Wilmer Atkinson, in his 80th year.
     ELDRIDGE. — At Brookline, Mass., Fifth month 7th, Issachar Eldridge, aged 87.  Interment at Kennett Square, Pa.
     HALLOWELL.—On Fourth month 11th, at his home, Bethayres, Pa., Henry W. Hallowell, aged 73 years.
     RANDALL.—At Harrisburg, Pa., on Fifth month 6th, Charles T., husband of the late Rachel C. Randall.  Interment at Langhorne, Pa.
     THORNE.—On Fifth month 1st, at Moorestown, N. J., Maria C., wife of Morris Thorne.  Member of Alexandria Monthly Meeting.
     TILTON.—Suddenly, of heart failure, at Richmond, Va., on Fifth month 3rd, Joseph White, son of the late Benjamin W. and Mary B. Tilton, and husband of Mary Moore Tilton, in his 72nd year.  Interment at Mount Vernon, N. Y.
     WILDMAN.—At Langhorne, Pa., on Fifth month 3rd, Josephine S., wife of Alfred M. Wildman.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 331
Dated: Fifth month 22, 1920
     BUZBY.—At Wenonah, N. J., on Fifth month 11th, Chamless M. Buzby, aged 84.
     HALLOWELL. — Suddenly, on Fifth month 26th, at Sandy Spring, Maryland, Francis Miller Hallowell, son of Henry C. Hallowell, deceased, and Sarah Miller Hallowell, and grandson of Benjamin Hallowell, in his 59th year.  He is survived by his widow, daughter of Alban G. Thomas, and the late Susannah Leggett Thomas, and a son of four years.  The following remarks are among those spoken by the many warm friends who mourn his untimely end.  "I cannot forbear to offer my tribute of gratitude to this good man.  For thirty years he has been to our household the best of friends, the kindest of neighbors.  I owe my husband's life to him, and in all our times of sorrow, serious sickness and death, he has been with us helping and comforting in every way that was possible for a thoughtful friend to do.  I have several times heard an observant man, who had known him intimately all his life, say, that, when Frank Hallowell makes a statement, it never occurs to me to weigh and measure it, as I often have to do with people who are otherwise good people.  I know always that it is the exact truth, and neither more nor less.'  " He loved his fellow-men and in return he received a more unusual affection from more different people than any man I can now recall.  What more can be said of a man than that he was absolutely true, entirely respected, and that no more beloved life was ever taken from our midst? A. B. K.
     HILLIARD.—At Salem, N. J., Fifth month 10th, William T. Hilliard, in his 71st year.
     JACKSON. — At Friends' Boarding Home, 6300 Greene Street, Germantown, on Fifth month 15th, Letitia H., widow of John A. Jackson, aged 77.
     LEWIS.—On May 8th, Wm. Lewis, aged 83 years.  Interment Buckingham Friends' Burying Ground.
     PAXSON.—At Friends' Home, 6300 Greene Street, Germantown, on Fifth month 10th, Hannah A. Paxson, eldest daughter of the late Henry M. and Jane P. Paxson, aged 82 years.  Interment at West Chester, Pa.
     PRICE.—In a hospital at Pueblo, Col., Third month 7th, John Wierman Price, age 76.  He was a member of Clear Creek Monthly Meeting by birth, his parents being William M. and Sarah Wierman Price, who were among the early settlers of Putnam County.  He grew to manhood and married Elizabeth Flower, of this place, who passed away nine years ago.  Two children remain, Sarah Price Aspaas and William F. Price, of Ignacio, La Plata County, Col.
     RICH.—In Philadelphia, Pa., on Fifth month 11th, Edwin G. Rich, in his 77th year.  Interment at Horsham Friends' Meeting.
     STACKHOUSE.—On Fifth month 15th, Pennell Stackhouse, in his 8lst year.  Funeral at Lima, Delaware County, Pa

     On Fifth month 12th, at his home in Wenonah, N. J., Chamless M. Buzby passed quietly away, after a brief illness.  Although in his 85th year, he was actively engaged in the lumber business and went every day to his office in Philadelphia.  He was a very successful business man, and proved in this that Quaker principles may he safely followed in business life, as he was known for his integrity and justice.  He had high ideals of life, and strove to live up to them.  He was interested in all reforms, kept in touch with all the affairs of government and of social life, and was most deeply interested in the life and growth of the Society of Friends.  He was known in several Yearly Meetings, as he has attended Genesee, New York and Baltimore at various times; and seldom missed a General Conference.  He was a regular attender and a great benefactor of Mullica Hill Meeting, where he will be much missed.  He was not only an elder, but a very interested and active one.  Salem Quarter has thus lost another valuable member.
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Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 348
Dated: Fifth month 29, 1920
     LIVEZEY - At Norristown, Pa., Fifth month 18th, Samuel Livezey, aged 85.
     SLACK. - On Fifth month 16th, Alice W. Slack, daughter of the late Samuel A. and Edith B. Slack, aged 40 years.  Interment Solebury Friends' Burying Grounds.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 380
Dated: Sixth month 12, 1920
ASH. - At Akron, Ohio, on Fifth month 23d, Henry Caleb Ash, lately of Seattle, Wash., husband of Helen Bonsall and son of Samuel S. and Sarah J. Ash.  Interment on Sixth month 5th, at Friends' Burying Ground, Darby, Pa.
     HOLT - On Fifth month 29th, Chalkley Holt, in his 85th year.  Interment in Friends' Burying Grounds, Baltimore, Md.
     JACKSON. - On May 27th, in Brooklyn, N. Y., Katherine King Jackson, daughter of Fanny Bacon and Will Walter Jackson, in her fifteenth year.
     PENNOCK. - On Sixth-day, Sixth month 4th, at Battle Creek, Mich., Edward A. Pennock, of Chatham, Pa., aged 58 years.
     THOMAS. - At Riverton, N. J., on Fifth month 27th, William M. Thomas, in his 74th year.
     THORBURN. - On February 14, 1920, at Pittsburgh, Va., James thorburn, husband of Helen Thorburn (nee Groundwater), in his 65th year.  He was an artist in his home country (Scotland), and now his pictures are at New York Meeting-house, being sold for the benefit of his wife, who expects to return to her people in Scotland.  James Thorburn was devoted to the little meeting in Pittsburgh, which is composed of Friends from five Yearly Meetings, with differing views, but meeting in harmony for worship twice each month in the Y. W. C. A. building.
Source:  Friends' Intelligencer - Pg. 396
Dated: Sixth month 19, 1920
     DAVIS. - On Fifth month 31st, at his home in Baltimore, Md., after a brief illness, Joseph, son of Franklin and the late Maria Kent Davis, aged 56 years.
     SMITH. - Near Wycombe, Pa., on Sixth month 11th, Charles L. Smith, aged 84 years.  Funeral at the Wrightstown Friends' Meeting-house.







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