Death claimed a
most estimable woman, when it ended the life of Mrs. James Streamer, December
2, 1936 after a
brief illness of pneumonia, aged 74 years, 7 months and 14 days.
Davis, daughter of Abijah and Sarah Way Davis was born May 16, 1862 in Gibson County, near Griffin.
Left an orphan
at the age of thirteen she grew to young womanhood in the home of her uncle. March
17, 1883, at Mt. Carmel, Ill, she was united in marriage to James
Streamer and to this union nine children were born.
A son died in
infancy; a daughter, aged 18, just flowering into womanhood; and eleven years
ago, Ota, wife of Kelley Cox departed this life.
although not very strong, was an active person and alert to everything that was
going on around her. When ever there was an event of interest taking place she
enjoyed seeing what was going on and being a part of it. Her greatest pleasure
was the family gathering with her children and her home was thrown open to
neighbors and friends for quiltings, Christmas
parties and many other hospitable events. She was a wonderful mother, a good
wife and a devoted Christian, having united with the Bethlehem church February 6, 1902. One of the big events in her life was
the celebration in 1933 of her Golden wedding. Mr. Streamer aided and abetted
her in the spirit of hospitality which made their farm home a popular place
with young and old. One of the calamities which befell her was a broken limb
but her courageous spirit buoyed her up and she never allowed her lameness to
keep her at home. Such women are deeply mourned and greatly missed.
husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arnold Endicott of Mt. Carmel,
Ill, Mrs. Clarence Marsh of Poseyville and four sons,
Clarence and Clifford of New Harmony; Ezra and Charles of Detroit. Very near to
her heart were her thirteen grandchildren, whose delight was to go to
grandmother's house. A large circle of friends offer sincere sympathy to this
Originally submitted by Betty Sellers
is buried in Hancock Cemetery.)