Obit: Furlong, Mary (1825 - 1910)

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Surnames: FURLONG DIBLER BLISS

----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 03/17/1910

Furlong, Mary (10 Aug 1825 - 15 Mar 1910)

Mrs. Mary Furlong passed quietly into rest Tuesday night about nine o’clock. She was one of Neillsville, Clark County’s oldest pioneers, having lived here since about 1860. Deceased, whose maiden name was Mary Dibler, was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., Aug. 10, 1825. She was married to James Furlong in 1849. To them were born six children, all of whom died more than twenty-six years ago. Mr. Furlong died Dec. 6, 1884, and through all the long years since, the childless widow has lived in her quaint old house on the north side.

She was very industrious and kept her house with great care and neatness. As old age crept on, the property left by her husband was sold piece by piece to keep her from want. At last she became too feeble to care for herself and Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Bliss moved into the house to take care of her. To Mrs. Bliss should be given the highest praise for the tender care bestowed upon her charge; no daughter could have been better. Although greatly enfeeble and for several weeks past, very sick, Mrs. Furlong kept up a kindly interest in all her old friends and neighbors and bore with patience the burden of sickness and age. The funeral will be held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house, Rev. Risser officiating.

 

 


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