Monday, February 21, 2011

Henthorn, Lavina Jane

Lavina Jane Henthorn

Notes for Lavina Jane HENTHORN-141

OBITUARY: Lavina J. Henthorn was born February 6th, 1845 and died at her home near Milan, February 16, 1914, aged 69 years and 10 days.

She was married to George G. Bratton, December 17, 1863. To this union were born four children, two boys and two girls, who with the father have preceded her to the Spirit world.

She leaves to mourn her departure five sisters and one brother, two brothers and one sister having gone on before.

She united with the M.E. Church at Milan, August 5, 1895 and later transferred her membership to Zion. She lived a faithful and consistent Christian life, attending every service as long as her health would permit. She gave liberally of her means to the support of the church. Through her long and painful sickness which extended over a period of two years she never complained. She spent much time in prayer and was resigned to the will of the Lord. She passed peacefully away, an example of a saintly life.

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Noble at Milan under the auspices of the D.E.S.

We desire to thank all our neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear sister, Mrs. Lavina Bratton.

(Source: Versailles Republican, 11 Mar 1914)

Problem: Was the date of death 17 Dec 1863 or 17 Dec 1868?

Posted: 20 Dec 2001
Reposted: 21 Feb 2011

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