Sunday, January 12, 2014

Sunday's Obituary: Mary Stonill

Alexandria Gazette
April 1, 1858

On the 25th ult., at Fairview, her late residence, in Prince William County, Mrs. Mary Stonill, in the 72nd year of her age, after a long and protracted illness, which she bore with christian fortitude.  The deceased was a kind wife and affectionate mother, and a good neighbor, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.  She leaves four children and many friends to lament her untimely loss.

Farewell dear friend, for thou art gone,
   to a happier world than this,
And we shall follow thee e'er long,
   to dwell with thee in bliss.


No comments:

Post a Comment