Mattie (1847 - 1904)
Surnames: STERLING WARD CARVER DREW
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 07/21/1904
Sterling, Mattie (11 OCT 1847 - 12 JUL 1904)
The many friends of Mrs. John A. Sterling learned with sorrow of her death in the town of Holeton, Marathon Co., Wis. at an early hour Tuesday morning. She had been ill for over a year, the last six months of which she was helpless. She bore her sufferings with the greatest fortitude and death came as a welcome relief. The funeral was held at the house and was largely attended by the friends and neighbors. Rev. Mr. Wallace conducted the services and delivered a most appropriate address. The burial took place in the Dorchester Cemetery, whither the remains were followed by a large concourse of mourning friends and relatives. In attendance at the funeral were Mmes. Geo. Gocha of Waupaca and Samuel Iverson of Stevens Point. To the sorrowing relatives the entire community extends its sympathy.
Mattie Ward was born at Juneau, Dodge Co., Wis., where she lived until her marriage to John Sterling. Thirty years ago she accompanied him to this section of Wisconsin and with him settled on the farm in Holeton township which has ever since been their home. To them five children were born. One, Mrs. Daisy Drew, is dead. The remaining daughter, Mrs. Frankie Carver, lives at Colby, and the three sons, George, Nedry and Allie, reside at the parental home. At the time of her death Mrs. Sterling was in her fifty-eighth year.
Of Mrs. Sterling’s life too much can not be said in praise. The universal testimony of those who knew her is that she always followed the example of the Divine Master, who went about doing good. Active in all that was for a higher and better life, she has gone to her reward, but her simple, earnest life will ever remain as an agent for good to all who came in contact with it.
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