Margaret Anne Philp Nowland
Margaret Anne Philp was born in Kentucky, March the 6th, 1829 and departed
this life September 14th, 1916 at the age of 87 years, 6 months, and 9 days.
She was the twin sister of Mrs. Harriet Haynes, and next to the oldest child
of Thomas and Elizabeth Philp, who came from Kentucky and settled in Jefferson
County, Illinois about 1840.
In 1853 she was united in marriage to Albert J. Weaver. To this union two children
were born; Sebern J. Weaver of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Mrs. Mina Cherry of Scheller, Ill.
Her first husband having departed this life in 1857, she was again united in marriage
to William Nowland, who survives her. To this union four children were born; Isaac T. Nowland,
Mrs. Harriet A. Shurtz, Mrs. Cora Olive Elliston, all of this county, and Henry Arthur Nowland
who preceeded her to the home beyond many years ago.
She leaves to mourn her departure one step son, Strawder Orsen Nowland, one sister,
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Conlee, a loving husband and many other relatives and devoted friends.
Up to the time of her death Aunt Margaret, as we loved to call her, retained the full vigor
of her mind, and continued that active life to which she was always accustomed.
In early life and while under parental care, she was converted under the preaching of
Elder William T. Williams of the Disciples of Christ. She united with the Christian
Church at the same place with her older sister, Mary Eliza Philp, with whom she is again
united forever. Homes on earth may break their ties by death, but beyond this life of
sorrow there is another that is as enduring as Eternity. She has left this life to enter
the dawn of an eternal day.
Rest comes at last; though life be long and dreary,
The day must dawn, and the darksome night be past,
All journeys end in welcome to the weary,
And heaven, the hearts true home, will come at last.
The funeral service was conducted at the home at ten o'clock last Saturday morning
by Elder George F. Murray and burial took place in the Knob Prairie Cemetery north of town.
The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the aged husband and family in their hour
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping
Submitted by; Rosemary Newell Atkins