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  1. Edward Wood Close: Birth: 24 SEP 1849 in Farmington Hill, Farmington Twp., Tioga Co., PA. Death: 16 NOV 1930 in Nelson, Tioga Co., PA


Sources
1. Title:   Victor Detty, The Presbyterian Church of Farmington - 1844 - 1944 www.joycetice.com/church/farmpres.htm
2. Title:   Victor Detty, The Presbyterian Church of Farmington - 1844 - 1944 www.joycetice.com/church/farmpres.htm
3. Title:   Victor Detty, The Presbyterian Church of Farmington - 1844 - 1944 www.joycetice.com/church/farmpres.htm

Notes
a. Note:   Wellsboro Agitator of Nov 6, 1888 has: Mrs. Lucretia Holmes Close, wife of Peter M. Close, of Farmington, Tioga county, Pa., died of paralysis on October 14, 1888, aged 82 years. The deceased was born at Greenwich, Conn., October 6, 1806. In 1822 her parents moved to Cayuga county, NY, where two years later she married Mr. Close. The 64th anniversary of their marriage occurred one week before her death. Forty years ago they moved to Farmington where they have ever since resided. Nine children survive her. She was converted when 16 years of age and afterward united with the Presbyterian Church. She was a very conscientious, earnest Christian, interested in every good work. She joined a temperance society about 60 years ago, the first one that was organized in Cayuga county, where she then resided. The subject of missions early claimed her attention, and at her death she was a member of the Ladies’ Foreign Missionary Society. When a child she commenced attending Sunday-school, and for many years she was a faithful, efficient Sunday-school teacher and diligent student of the Bible, having read the Bible through by course over 20 times and committed a large portion of it to memory. She often spoke of the 12th chapter of Isaiah as being her experience. During her last illness, which lasted five month, she often expressed herself as being ready and eager to go. Some of the last words she uttered were, “Jesus, come take me.” Her family and friends deeply mourn her loss, but know it is her infinite gain. Her influence for good will never die. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.” This is the second bereavement which has occurred in this family within a short time. On August 17, 1888, Ella E., only child of E. W. and M. D. Close and granddaughter of the above, died of cholera infantum, aged 23 months and 8 days. She was a bright, intelligent child and is greatly missed. * * * Wellsboro Agitator of Aug 20, 1889 has: Lucretia Holmes Close In Memoriam., At a meeting of the Women’s Foreign and Home Missionary society at Farmington, Pa., the following resolutions were passed: Resolved, That in the death of sister Lucretia Holmes Close, the most aged and eminent member of this Society, our hearts are filled with the deepest sorrow, again reminding us most forcibly how slight and frail are the assurances of life and how fixed and sure is death. Resolved, That by her death this Society has lost an honored member, distinguished for her profound learning and superior ability as a Christian woman, and who was endeared to us by many pleasant associations and memories. Resolved, That we tender our warmest sympathies to the bereaved relatives of our deceased sister. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes and a copy be sent to the family of the deceased. Hattie I. H. Beebe, Minnie E. Greene, Committee.


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