Monday, February 21, 2011

Williams, Fannie Catherine

Fannie Catherine Williams

Notes for Fannie Catherine WILLIAMS-64


Fanny C. Williams was born in Worcester County, MD, Feb. 18, 1827. She, with her parents, moved to near Pierceville, Ripley Co., Indiana, in 1836. She was married to James W. Henthorn, June 29, 1843. To them were born ten children -- seven girls and three boys -- all of whom mourn the loss of their mother. Only three are left on the old homestead. Her husband passed to the spirit world, April 4, 1867.

Two years ago she was attacked with la grippe, from which she never recovered, but was not confined to her bed until last December. Her suffering during the last four months of her life only God knows, as she bore it uncomplainingly. All that medical skill and loving hands could do was done, but all to no purpose, and on April 13, 1893, the death angel gave the summons and mother went from us to join father on the other shore.

On the day previous to her death, as her children surrounded her bed, she drew each one down to the bed and kissed him, and said, "Goodbye."

She had been a member of the M.E. Church since her fifteeth year, and a pure Christian home life was characteristic of her.

Funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. C.E. Line on Saturday, April 15, after which the remains were laid to rest in the burial grounds on the farm.

Thus within a week a family of five dwindled down to one of three. Two places are vacant, never to be filled. Yet "We sorrow not as those who have no hope," but believe that the time is not far distant when loved ones shall be reunited.

CEMETERY: Fanny Henthorn; 66 yr. 1 mo. 25; Died April 12, 1893
(W. Burr Parsons has not been placed in the family tree, as of Apr 1995. He wrote that this was Grandmother Henthorn, wife to James W.)
(Source: Survey of Henthorn Cemetery, Milan, Ripley Co., IN taken by W. Burr Parsons on 6 Dec 1942)

Posted: 20 Dec 2001
Reposted: 21 Feb 2011

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