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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

Hannah A. Lawrence Wagoner
Contributed by Roselyn (Mills) Wells

The Auburn Courier, Thursday, March 10, 1904

     Hannah A. Wagoner, daughter of John and Sarah Lawrence was born near Philadelphia, Pa., March 17, 1824.
When but eight or ten years of age she moved with her father to Seneca County, Ohio, her mother having died when she was but seven years old, at their home near Philadelphia. On December 20, 1844, in Williams County, Ohio, she was married to George Wagoner and was a loving and faithful wife to him for more than fifty-nine years until death separated them.
Five children were born to this union but God took three of them to his home on high while in their tender childhood. One son, George, and one daughter, Della, live to mourn the loss of a faithful Christian mother.
     When but about 18 years old at a Methodist altar in Seneca county Ohio, she was converted and at once joined the M.E. church whose sacred fellowship she dearly loved till the day of her death. She was faithful to all the services of the church as long as her health and strength would permit. Moreover, her religion was of that practical type which found expression in a multitude of loving manifestations. She was an excellent nurse, and none of her friends or neighbors fell sick but that she ministered unto them. She sacrificed her own pleasure and ease that she might help others in every possible way. Like her Master she went about doing good, and from Him she doubtless already has received the blessed plaudit, "Come Ye Blessed of My Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for me from the foundation of the World. for I was hungry and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger and yet took me in; naked and ye clothed me; I was in prison and ye came unto me."
     She died at 2:20 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, March 1, 1904, being 79 years, 11 months and 13 days old.
She had lived in Auburn nearly 59 years having come to this city April 4, 1845. She will long live in the heart of those to whom she so kindly gave the hand of help in time of need The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. M. Krider at the M. E. church Friday afternoon March 4th and she was laid beside her children in the old burying ground east of the city.

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