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Jacksonville Daily Journal, Thursday, Feb. 28, 1878


Mrs. Hannah Dobson, fourth daughter of Richard and Catherine Makin, was born in Leeds, West Riding, Yorkshire, England, April 9, 1804 and died at Lynnville, Illinois, Feb. 19, 1878, and at her decease was seventy three years, ten months and ten days old. She was married to Edward Shirtleff, Aug. 12, 1827, and emigrated with him to this country in the summer of 1832 - thus making her a citizen of Lynnville nearly forty six years. Mr. Shirtleff died May 14, 1841, and in 1843 she married Thomas Dogson, who died Jan. 9, 1860. Three sons and one daughter, the children of the first husband, survive her. For 36 years she has been an exemplary member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

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