Etc. -- Miss Mary Townsend's 1900 obituary
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The following is a lightly edited partial transcript of the Round Plains column on page 8 of 
the 22 Feb 1900 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper.

Round Plains

Death has again visited our community and taken away one of our brightest and fairest maidens in the person of Miss Mary Townsend, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Townsend, who fell a victim of consumption.

Her decease though not unexpected, came rather suddenly. She had been feeling some better earlier in the week, so much so that she spent Monday with her former schoolmate Mrs. A. Sovereen, but suffered a relapse on Thursday and expired in the evening.

The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, services being conducted by Rev. R. H. Bell in the Methodist church, and was attended by a large number of people. 

Interment took place in Greenwood cemetery at Waterford. The pall bearers were Frank Brown, 
Geo. Bauslaugh, Fred Stuart, Will Brewer and 
Wallace and Arthur Pursel.

Mr. and Mrs. Townsend desire to express their thanks to the many kind friends for their sympathy and assistance in their sad bereavement.

Copyright 2016 John Cardiff