Thursday, June 12, 2008

Hinthorn, Cerena (Patrick)

AKA: Her first name appears to be Serana on the 1850 census. Cerena in the 1860 census. Cerina on the 1870 census. Cyrena in the obituary. Last name is Paterick on the stone.

Census: 1860, in McLean Co., IL, Hudson Twp., (P.O. Hudson), 1190/1169
Cerena Hinthorn, 60, f. farmer, 4600/1000, NC
William, 21, m. IL

Census: 1870, in Mc Lean Co., IL
Cerina, 70, NC; w/Mary Raley, PA

RELATIONSHIP: Amanda Patrick, the sister of Cerena, married Young Bilbrey. One of their daughters married a Jacob Jackson Hinthorn.

CEMETERY: Hinthorn Cemetery, d. 4 Aug 1878, age 78 years, 4 months, 14 days.
If she was born on 20 Mar 1800 and lived to be 78 years, 4 months, 14 days the calculated death date would be 3 Aug 1878. The El Paso Story reports a death date of 4 Mar 1878.

Problem: What was the date of death?

OBITUARY: Death of Mrs. Cyrena Hinthorne
Mrs. Cyrena Hinthorne, one of the old settlers of this part of the state, died at the house of her daughter, Mrs. Seth Maple, in Hudson, [IL], at 12:30 a.m., August 4, [1878]. She was born in North Carolina March 21, 1800, was married to Adam Hinthorne (deceased since 1857) in 1834, and settled in Woodford County, this state, the same year. Since the death of her husband she has lived among her numerous relatives in Money Creek township.

She was the mother of five children, but one of whom, Mrs. Maple, survives her.

Her funeral, at Mr. Seth Maple's, Monday, was attended by an immense crowd from different parts of McLean and Woodford Counties. The funeral procession, from Maples' to the Hinthorn grave yard, where the remains were interred, was over a half mile in length. The funeral sermon will be preached by Rev. Mr. Powell at some further time.

Mrs. Hinthorne, for years known far and near as "Aunt Cyrena," was a member of the U.B. Church in high standing, as was also her husband during his lifetime. Modest and retiring to the last degree, "Aunt Cyrena" was loved and revered by everyone. She knew not, practically, the meaning of the word "enemy." Her illness, senile consumption, lasted over six months, during which she was tenderly cared for by her daughter's family. Everything that love and the most anxious solicitude for her comfort could suggest was done cheerfully for her by them. Mrs. Maple is herself quite unwell.

(Source: The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL, Vol. XXXII, No. 32, p. 1, col. 8 - Friday, 9 August 1878 - transcibed, MCHS Archives, 4 Nov 1995, by Liz Veselack - found at The Fort and retyped by REH)

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