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Mary Isabell Harlow

Aunt Bell Harlow is dead at age 85 

Mary Isabell Harlow, 85, died yesterday afternoon at 4:10 o’clock at 
the home of her son, Angus Harlow in the East Salem neighborhood, 
northeast of Mt. Vernon. 

Born near East Salem March 13, 1861, she was the daughter of Abraham 
and Susan (Humphrey) Lisenby. She was married to W. A. Harlow March 7, 
1883. Her husband died several years ago. 

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Cora Bayne and Angus Harlow of Mt. 
Vernon and Walter Harlow of Evansville, Ind.; 11 grandchildren and four 
great grandchildren. 

Mrs. Harlow suffered a crippling accident in a fall May 30, 1942. 
She was the last of a family of six children and was a member of the 
East Salem Baptist church for more than 50 years. 
She spent her entire life in the East Salem community where she was 
known to all as “Aunt Bell.” 

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at East Salem, conducted 
by the Rev. Ross Partridge assisted by the Rev. A. L. (?). Burial will 
be in the nearby cemetery. 

The body will be at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix tonight, where 
friends may call, and will be removed to the Angus Harlow residence 

Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News
Date: 12 February 1947
Submitted by: Lori Lisenby Leonard 

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