Obituaries - Elizabeth WEBSTER
Elizabeth Webster was born at Querlentine, Scotland, Sept. 22, 1816, and died at the home of her son, Samuel Webster, in Colchester, Sept. 22, 1908. She came to St. Louis in 1849, and to Colchester in 1857.
She was twice married, the first time to James Thompson, who died shortly after coming to this country. Her second marriage was to John Webster, who has also preceded her to the Great Beyond. She was the mother of eleven children, nine girls and two boys, of whom four are living: Isabella Meyer, of St. Louis, Sarah Yard of McDonough county, Agnes Baglin of Russellville, Ark., and Samuel Webster, of Colchester.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cory at the M. E. church this afternoon. Interment at Mt. Auburn.
In her last sickness she often repeated the following verse:
The hour of my departure has come.
I hear the voice that calls me home.
At last, O Lord, let trouble cease
And let they servant die in peace.
Mrs. Elizabeth Webster died Tuesday afternoon at her home in Colchester, aged 92 years. The funeral will be held at the M. E. church tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. N. E. Cory: interment in Mt. Auburn cemetery.
Deceased was born in Scotland, coming to this country many years age, locating first at St. Louis and moving to Colchester in 1857 where she had since resided. Following the death of her husband she conducted a drug store in Colchester for some time. Her second husband died eight years ago, she being twice married. She is survived by these children: Samuel of Colchester, Mrs. Agnes Baglin of Russellville, Ark., Mrs. Job Yard of Emmet township, Mrs. Belle Meyers of St. Louis.
Contributed by Kathy Lathrop