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MRS. MARY BLAIN.
Mary Blain, wife of Rev. Bartley Blain, was born in Chautauqua county, N. Y., on November 14, 1834 and at the age of tweIve years removed with her parents to Michigan. She was converted in early youth and became an earnest worker in the Sabbath school which was ever her delight. For three years she was a student in Albion College. In 1866 she was married to Bartley Blain and in 1857 removed to Minnesota. In the same year Bro. Blain joined the Minnesota Conference and continued there until 1880, when they came to Holt county, Neb. She was the mother of five children (three sons and two daughters) four of whom are members of the church. For 27 months she was a great sufferer from catarrah of the stomach when on January 19 last, it pleased her Heavenly Father to call her home, leaving a bright testimony to the Word of the Apostle, to live "is Christ, to die is gain." The funeral services were conducted by her former pastor, Rev. Wm. H. Burt, in the presence of a large number of sympathizing friends. Sister Blain was a helpmeet whose words of cheer and whose practical church work was a source of strength and courage on the fields her husband was called to serve. Her's was a christian home where the children were trained in the way of truth and righteousness and the stranger always found a hearty welcome. Her influence will be felt in the years to come and her reward is the blessing of those who rest from their labors and their works do follow them.
D. C. WINSHIP.
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