Saturday, January 23, 2016

Rachel L. (Clegg) Henthorn

Rachel L. Clegg

PARENTS: Thomas Clegg and Margaret Reed

OBITUARY: Mrs. Rachel Henthorn (nee Clegg) of Cameron, Ohio was born October 23, 1824 [Monroe Co., OH] and died April 15, 1820 [Monroe Co., OH], being at the time of her death 95 years, 5 months, and 22 days old.

On November 5th, 1843 she was united in marriage with Jesse B. Henthorn, who preceded her to the Great Beyond February 5, 1908.

To this union were born 7 children, 3 of whom, Clifford and Thomas of the home and Mrs. George Pryor of Bellaire, Ohio, preceded her to the grave several years ago.  She leaves to mourn her departure, two sons, David of Cleveland, Ohio and John of Cambridge, Idaho, and two daughters, Mrs. Cecilia Jones and Mrs. Sarah Keller, both of Cameron, Ohio, also twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

She obeyed the gospel at the age of twenty-one, thereby becoming a member of the Church of Christ, of which she was ever a constant and devout worker, ever-faithful to Him that doeth all things well.

She was always found at her post of duty as long as health would permit, her mind being active and alert until her last illness.

She was ever ready to minister to the sick and distressed, and her presence will be sadly missed in the little village in which she lived, where she was addressed by almost everyone with the enduring term of "Grandma" Henthorn.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. Wayne Harkins of Woodsfield, [OH] on Friday, April 16, and interment was made in the Old Cemetery by the side of her husband, there to await the resurrection morn when they that are in their graves shall hear the voice of the Son of god and come forth. (Earl S. Ward)
(Furnished by Ray Alfred Stewart)

Problem: Was the date of birth, 24 Oct 1824 or 29 Oct 1829? If she died on 15 Apr 1920 at the age of 95 years, 5 months, 22 days her calculated birth date is 24 Oct 1824.
23 January 2016

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