Lydia Ridgway Castles Warren
Mrs. Lydia Warren, wife of D. C. Warren, died, at the family residence,
in this city, on Tuesday morning the 6th inst., of pneumonia. She had resided
in Mt. Vernon for forty-five years. She was born in Carmi, Ill., Sept. 8, 1818,
and was in the 68th year at the time of her death.
She was sister to Hon. Thomas S. Ridgway and George A. Ridgway, of Shawneetown, and
of Mrs. Judge Scates, of Chicago. She was married to Mr. Robert Castles in 1838, and
moved to this place in 1840, where Mr. Castles died, on the 25th of September , 1846,
leaving her with three children, now Mrs. Emma Higgins, of Chicago; Mrs. Judith Nicholson,
of Evansville, and Robert Castles, residing in Columbus, Ohio. Oct. 30th 1848, she was
married to Mr. D. C. Warren, who , with, their four children -- Carroll, Thomas, Claude, and
Mrs. Ed. Sprague --survives, to mourn their irreparable loss.
The funeral was preached at M.E. church, Thursday, at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. O. H. Clark,
assisted by Rev. Jos. Harris, and her remains were deposited at Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Warren was of a naturally amiable disposition.
"None knew her but to love her,"and those loved her most who know her best.
How much her children will miss her visits, where she has been so often hailed with
delight; and how lonely will that home appear no longer lightened by her presence.
The poor will miss her, and long will her vacant seat at church remind us that she
worships at a holier shrine.
Source: Mt Vernon Register
Date: April 14, 1886
Submitted by Diane Warren Snaidauf
Relationship: gr gr grand daughter