JEFFERSON COUNTY IL
Mrs. Samuel Erwin, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lizzie H. Way,
on North Green street, this morning of pnuemonia, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Erwin was born in Montgomery county, Pa., March 14, 1818, where her
early girlhood was spent. When sixteen years of age she removed with her parents
to Columbiana, O., where she lived the greater part of her life.
Three years after going to Ohio she was married to Samuel Erwin, at Franklin Square,
a village in that state, near which her parents resided. Of this union four children, two
daughters and two sons, were born, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Lizzie H. Way,
of this city; Mrs. W. S. Hisy, of St. Louis; Clarkson Erwin, of Ingalls, Ok; and Edwin Erwin,
of Kansas City, Mo. The two latter have been apprised by telegraph of their mother's
death and are expected tomorrow.
Deceased had been resident of Mt. Vernon during the past winter, having come here on
the 24th of last October for a visit with her daughter and other relatives. She was taken ill
last Thursday afternoon with acute pneumonia and although every endeavor that skill and
experience could suggest was made by Dr. J. H. Mitchell, her physician, they were unable
to arrest the progress of the malady due to her weakened position.
A service will be held over the remains here, probably sometime on Monday, after which
the body will be taken to Columbiana for burial. Mrs. Way and Mrs. Hisy will accompany the body
to Ohio, where the obsequies will take place.
April 15, 1899 Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
HOME | OBIT INDEX
Please send additions & corrections to
Jefferson County Coordinator Cindy Ford
© 2005-2012 by Cindy Ford
All rights reserved