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Obituary of Nancy Higgins - September 3, 1878


September 3, 1878

Higgins-Sister Nancy Higgins

Higgins-Sister Nancy Higgins was born at Essex Vt., March 31, 1793; was converted at about the age of twenty years, united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for sixty years led a consistent Christian life.  On Sept. 23, 1878, at Fort Howard, Wis., after a brief illness, she passed away calmly trusting in her Savior.  Her faith in Jesus had robbed the grave of its terrors and death of his sting.  She was heard to exclaim, just as the eye was being glazed in death and the cold dew was falling upon her brow;  " O! death where is thy sting?"  Her end was peace.  She leaves a son and a daughter.
                                                          Jesse Cole
Died September 23rd, 1878, in Fort Howard, at the residence of her Son in Law, Mr, Philo Graves;  Mrs Nancy Higgins, in the 81st year of her age.  Mother Higgins was born in the State of Vermont.  Some 40 years ago her husband died, leaving to her care a family of small children;  but faithfully amid all the trials of her widowed life did she perform her work.  As her reward, she now bears with her to her home above, the deepest love and veneration of her bereaved family;  may God comfort them.  Mother Higgins was one of those kind, gentle persons that never had an enemy.  All woh knew her, loved her.  On the 25th, her remains were taken to Maple Grove for burial, where the proper funeral services were conducted, and a large circle of relatives and friends following her to the grave.  Those who saw her in her last hours could not help adopting the language of the Psalmist and, " Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his.

Submitted by: Renne Reinke