Lydia Ann Stevens was born April 26TH, 1832 in Livingston county New York, and died at home of her son near Arnett, Oklahoma, December 3rd, 1913. Ages, 81 years, seven months and seven days.
She was married to Archabald Boyles January 1st, 1852, to this union were born nine children, four boys and five girls, of which three sons survive her, Orville Boyles, of Shelbyville, Missouri, Henry and Archie Boyles, of Arnett, Oklahoma
She professed faith in Christ early in life and lived faithful unto the end. Because of her afflictions and old age she seemed to want to die, as she said she had done what she could and patiently waited the summons. She died in the triumphs of a living faith.
Her funeral was held at the Baptist church by the pastor, Rev. Butler at 2:30 p.m., Dec. 4th, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends, not-with-standing the steady downpour rain.
Text: --"Having a desire to part this liffe and be with Christ which would be far better - - - for me to die is gain, - - - with an appeal to the audience from these words, "Neverless for me to live is Christ. --Eph. 1-21-24."
Rev. T. A. Butler.
Submitted by: Richard Gordon
Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society
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