JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Mrs. Margaret L. Boswell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thornton Stanley, 
was born at Middleton, Wayne county, Ill., on June 27, 1870. When Maggie 
was only a year old here parents removed to Belle Rive, where she spent the 
remainder of her short life, having ceased from her labors April 2, 1898 at the 
age of 27 years, 9 months and 5 days. The deceased was loved by everyone 
who knew her. She was a loving, lovable daughter, quiet but always cheerful. 

When but a young girl, only 16 years of age, she was united in marriage to 
Richard F. Boswell on the 25th day of November, 1886. To this union were 
born five children, 3 girls and 2 boys, all of whom are living. The eldest Clyde L. 
aged 10; Georgia B. aged 8; Earl K. aged 6; Gwendolene aged 2; and an infant 
son 4 weeks old. The day of her death she was very happy, singing several times 
during the day. Only an hour before she died she sang "Fever Alone" and concluded 
by by saying at 10 minutes till 4 o'clock I will die and then will see Jesus and will walk 
with him in white. Precisely at the time stated she passed away. 

April 4, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera


 
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