Ella Augusta Bennett McIntyre Obituary

Clark County Clipper, September 29, 1904


Ella Augusta Bennett was born at Harrisonville, Ohio, on the 28th day of July, 1854, and departed this life at her home in Ashland, Kansas, on the 24th day of September, 1904, after a long siege of sickness.

Deceased was united in marriage to William H. McIntyre, in Hunnewell, Ky., January 6, 1874.  Of this union 7 children were born, all of whom are living except one, Roy H., who died at the age of six months.  Mr. McIntyre with his family came to Kansas from Missouri in the year 1885 and has made Ashland his home ever since.

Everything at the command of the husband was done to relieve the suffering of the wife, but to no avail.  She was sent to Wichita for a while, and it was thought she had been benefited, but the relapse came from which she never rallied.  Death alone could relieve her sufferings.

Deceased united with the Christian church at an early age and lived a consistent Christian life.  She was a faithful wife, a devoted mother and a good neighbor.  Wife and mother is gone and the entire community will sympathize with the husband and children in this hour of loneliness.  The husband may go about his daily labors and seemingly have little thought of the tragedy, yet upon return to the home he immediately realizes that wife, the companion of his joys and sorrows for many years, is no more and he is sorrowful.  The children may mingle with the world and for a time seemingly forget, but the evening will bring back the remembrance that only years may efface, and their hearts will tremble as they think of mother.

W. H. McIntyre and children take this means of thanking their many friends for their kind assistance rendered during the illness of their wife and mother, and for the sympathies extended to them at her death.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 10, 2005.

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