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Mrs. Elva Rosella Laird

Mrs. Elva Rosella Laird

Mrs. Elva Rosella Laird, widow of Lanson K. Laird, of Dix, 
died at an early hour this morning at the home of her daughter, 
Mrs. Chas. Cummings, 820 south  Eighteenth street. Mrs. Laird had 
been in bad health for almost two years, and her condition had 
been serious for some time.  

She was the daughter of  John and Catherine (Burton) Wood, and was 
born in Sangamon county, Il. June 1, 1861 and was the last of a 
family of ten children. The family located in Bluford when Mrs.
Laird was very young.  Her marriage to Lanson K. Laird took place 
in 1885, and he preceded her in death Sept. 8, 1932. Three children 
survive, Viz; John L. at home; Mrs. Mertie Cummins, Mt. Vernon, and 
Mrs. Opal Kisner, Patoka, Il. Four grandchildren survive.  

Mrs. Laird was a member of the Marlow M.E. church and a devoted 
consecrated christian. She was possessed of many womanly virtues and
was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a home maker in 
the true sense of the word and left nothing undone to insure the 
welfare and happiness of her loved ones. Her life was all inspiration 
to all who knew her. She will be remembered for the good she did and 
the world is better because of her having lived in it. 

The body will be in state at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. Cummings, 
at the address given above, where it may be viewed at any convenient time 
by friends up to 10:30 tomorrow morning, after which it will be taken to 
the family home in Dix. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 am 
in the Dix M.E. church and burial will follow in Black Oak Ridge Cemetery 
near Bluford.

Submitted by Janet Ridenour

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