Obit: Bixby, Lucretia (1846 - 1889)



----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/19/1889

Bixby, Lucretia (7 OCT 1846 - 16 JUL 1889)

Died, on July 16, 1889, hemorrhage, Lucretia, wife of Wm. H. Bixby, aged 42 years, 9 months and 9 days.

Death is a dreadful visitor at all times, but when a truly good kind friend and neighbor, a tender, loving mother of a large family is taken from us in the prime of her womanhood, our hearts go out in sincere sympathetic love to those whose bright home has been bereft of its brightest and best jewel. Lucretia Monroe was born at Underhill, Vt. Oct. 7, 1846, at which place she was also married to her surviving husband, Wm. H. Bixby Nov. 7, 1866. One year later they removed to Northern Minnesota.. Abut fourteen years ago they removed to Colby, Wis. and seven years later to Thorp, Clark County, Wis. The Christian mother of a bright family of nine children, Seven of whom, four girls and three boys, (the youngest a baby girl three days old), are still living. Her home and family were the chief objects of her love and care. Five years ago her eldest son, Allan, a lad of sixteen years, died and shortly after Mrs. B. united with the Baptist Church of this place. Quiet, unassuming, her life and heart wrapped up in home, she yet was ever ready and willing to aid in every good cause, and all who knew her loved her to the last. May He who reigneth over all, and doeth naught but well, temper the winds and waves of life's rought sea to this little flock shorn of a tender mother's loving care and bring them at last to join her on the pearly strand of heaven.



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