Mrs. Jane Elliott Stonehocker Obituary

Dec 14, 1894 
Ashland Clipper

On last Saturday, Dec 8, at 12:35 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Jane Elliott Stonehocker died at their home in this city. There were present of the family, Mrs. J. H. Stonehocker and daughter, of Sumner County. and S.A. Stonehocker and wife of this county.  Deceased was born in Ireland in January 1822, and was therefore 72 yrs and 11 months old at the time of Her death. She removed with her parents to Coshocton County Ohio in 1829, and was married to Samuel Stonehocker Dec .1, 1842.
There were born of this union five sons, and four daughters.  Mr. and Mrs. Stonehocker removed with their family in April, 1865, to Nodaway Co. Mo, and from thence to Elk County and finally to Clark County, May 1885. Mrs. Stonehocker leaves a husband, four sons and two daughters to mourn the loss of  wife and mother. She had been a member of the Old School Presbyterian church for 51 years at the time of her departure, and after a dutiful life she fell asleep by the "gates of light" peacefully in a saviors love. Grandma Stonehocker may not have been immaculate, but her heart ever opened with a benevolent fullness to earth's unfortunate and was warmed by a generous ray of philanthrophy. She was passed to that bonrne (sic) from whence no traveler has yet returned, but her memory will quicken the pulse of her aged husband, and be a tender recollection in the hearts of her surviving children.  Peace be to the voiceless clay of the old mother's in Isreal who pass the portals in the angel song, "Peace on earth good will toward men."

Contributed by Earl Stonehocker May 4, 2006.

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