Obituaries - Rachel HAMILTON
probably Macomb Journal, March 1910
[Obituary is torn and not all there so I will copy the best I can]
Rachel Ballance was born 14, 1828 in Lincolnshire, England. Died March 25, 1910 at her late resident in McDonough County, Illinois. She had reached the
ripe old age of 81 years, 8 months, and 11 days. Her last illness was not of long duration and yet for some time she had been gradually failing. The passing of her spirit, however, at this time was not expected as some hope ????????????????? those who had the joy of her association. ? education in the public school of Macomb. As a mother she was ideal, neighbor none could excel her, as a friend she was loyal and ? She is survived by her two sons J.F. and W.L. of near Good Hope and four sisters: Miss Mary Ballance, and Mrs. C.W. Thory of Stuart, IA., Mrs. Elizabeth Miller of Galesburg and Mrs. Rebecca Brockway of Hazen, Ark. And the grandchildren and great grandchildren mentioned above. The funeral was held from the late resident at 2 p.m. March ? The Rev. L.D. Lasswell officiating.
Interment was made in the Good Hope cemetery, a large concourse of relatives and friends attended her last sad rites.
Contributed by Debbie Hamilton