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Obituaries - Mary BRYAN

FHL Microfilm 1597990, Fulton Co. Obits.
    Mary C. Bryan was the daughter of George and Sarah Wetsel and was born in Augusta Co, VA August 18 1841 and departed this life February 26 1915...at her home in Fulton County two miles....from New Philadelphia aged 73 years six months and eight days.
    Mrs Bryan was the sixth child of a family of ten, seven boys and three girls all living to manhood and womanhood only four remain, Christopher Wetsel near Adair, William H. Wetsel, Harveyville ? Kans, Mrs. Sarah Sinett near Bardolph, Granville L Wetsel, New Philadelphia.
    The deceased when four years of age emigrated with her parents from Virginia to Illlinois and landed in Astoria June 19 1845, and have since resided in Fulton and McDonough Counties; most of the time being spent in their present home in Fulton County.
    February 28 1862 she was united in marriage to George W. Bryan who departed this life October 7 1913. This union was blessed with eleven children namely: Ahaz B., deceased; William S. and Mrs. Myrtle M. Gilliams?, Adair, IL, James, Burlington, IA;  George W., Near New Philadelphia; Mrs. Ivy J. Haffner, and J. Newton near the home place; Andrew L. near Bushnell; Mrs. Lena Hunnicutt on the where with their comp????? gave their mother their tender and loving care in her failing health and extreme loneliness since the death of her beloved companion. She prayed daily that she should be taken to rest and join her loving husband whose death she deeply deplored and with resignation she anxiously waited the Divine call and closing her eyes to earth and its, she peacefully fell asleep.
    She also leaves nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and in the years hence may the memory of her unselfish devotion make them better men and better women, and her precepts be their guiding star....
    After the funeral services the form of the loving mother was borne by her six sons, William, James, Geo. Newton, Andrew and Leonard to the nearby cemetery where she was laid to rest by the side of her devoted husband on their fifty third wedding anniversary.

Note: This old newspaper was filmed, but was very difficult to read the printouts.

Contributed by Virginia B. Harris