Obit: Markham, Melvina (1842 - 1919)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 08/09/1919

Markham, Melvina (28 APR 1842 - 30 JUL 1919)

The funeral of Mrs. G. W. Markham was held at the M. E. Church last Friday afternoon and was attended by many old friends of the deceased. Rev. J. B. Braddock officiated, and the remains were buried in the Mentor Cemetery in the family lot beside her husband who died thirteen years ago.

Mrs. Markham was a resident of this vicinity for a period of twelve years, following a residence of a quarter of a century on a farm near Fairchild. Her maiden name was Melvina Harney, and she was born in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y. on April 28, 1842. On March 25, 1863, she was united in marriage with Mr. G. W. Markham, and to this union were born ten children, five dying in infancy. The family came to Wisconsin in 1867, residing at Fond du Lac, then near Fairchild, then at Humbird, Clark County, Wis., and later at Augusta, where the husband died.

Since the death of her husband, Mrs. Markham has made her home with her children the greater part of the time. Last winter she became an invalid and was taken to a hospital in Eau Claire where she could have better care. She died at the Sacred Heart Hospital on July 30, 1919, at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 2 days.

Mrs. Markham was a member of the Baptist Church since childhood. She was a kind and loving mother, and leaves to mourn her death five children, R. G. Markham of Augusta, Mrs. Hattie West of Delevan, Mrs. Waldo Beede and Mrs. Cora Gregory of Merrillan, and Bert Markham of St. Helens, Ore. All but the latter, with their families, were present at the funeral.



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