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Elizabeth Wilson was born in Tyrone County, Ireland, on June 15, 1839. Her parents immigrated to Ireland from Scotland previous to her birth. She departed this life at her home near Leaf River December 15, 1917, aged 78 years, 5 months, and 25 days. Her parents moved from Ireland to New York City while she was small, left New York, and came to Illinois when she was 12 years of age and resided in this community until the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Andrew Schelling, May 13, 1860, and to this union were born three children, the oldest, Anna, having preceded her about ten years. She leaves to mourn her loss a devoted husband, two daughters; Mrs. Wm. Marks and Mrs. P. T. Allen of Rockford, and four grandchildren. She was a kind loving mother, ever devoted to her children. She was confirmed when a child in the Presbyterian Church to the Christian faith and has always been faithful to her early teaching and remained so to the end. While she did not have the advantages of church attendance, yet she was ever busy in her community ministering to her friends and neighbors. She had been ill about three months and bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude and was never heard to murmur nor complain. The funeral was held on Wednesday at the North Grove Christian Church, Rev. E. G. Walk officiating and assisted by Rev. A. X. Harrison. The choir consisted of Bert Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Milford Croft, and Mrs. E. G. Walk singing a number of selections. Her remains were laid to rest in the North Grove Cemetery.

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