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a. Note:   !OBIT: Death of Mrs. H.H. Byrne Mrs. H.H. Byrne died Friday February 26, 1904, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, afer a long and painful illness, aged 63 years, 9 months and 14 days. The maiden name of deceased was Isabel Wilson. She was born in Putnam Co, WV May 12, 1840, and removed to Scotland Co, MO with her mother in 1855. She was united in marriage to H.H. Byrne Dec. 17, 1856. In the year 1872 she united with the Congregational church in Memphis, MO, afterward with the First M.E. Church at Buffalo Gap, SD in 1887 and afterward in 1894 with the First M. E. Church in Memphis. She is survived by her husband, H.H. Byrne, her mother, now 88 years old, two brothers, one sister, and 6 children. Mrs. Byrne was a true and loving wife, a devoted mother and good neighbor. the writer, in his young manhood, boarded nearly two years in her home and will never forget her many acts of kindness, tender solicitude and motherly care during that time. She enjoyed her home and reigned and ruled there as a veritable queen. Every member of the household idolized her and when herlife went out their loss was irreparable. She suffered long and patiently and when death came it surely was a release. She was ready to go. To die was gain. Heavan's gate is always ajar to admit the spirit of a gentle christian mother. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the M.E. church, South, Rev. H.D. Thompson officiating in the absence of Rev. J.W. Anderson, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery. Memphis Reville Mar 3, 1904 issue p. 3
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