Obit: Scoville, Lucinda #2 (1848 - 1904)

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Surnames: Scovill, Leiphart, Burnett, Hankey, Bechtol, Scoville

----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 02/04/1904

---- *Scoville, Lucinda #2 (14 MAY 1848 - 28 JAN 1904)

The family circle of Rev. A. B. Scovill has been entered by death and robbed of its most important member, the wife and mother. The family came here (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.) from their home at Baraboo to visit the daughter, Mrs. Frank Burnett, and Mrs. Scovill was taken sick Dec. 23rd, the day after their arrival, but no fear was entertained of her sickness being dangerous until last week Wednesday, when she became worse, failing rapidly until Thursday evening, when she died at 6:30, aged 54 years, 8 months and 14 days. Death was caused by diabetes.

Deceased was born Lucinda Leiphart at Little York, Pa., May 14, 1848, was taken in early childhood to Freeport, Ill., where her home was until Sept. 5, 1868, when she was married to A. B. Scovill, who, in 1884, entered the ministry in Illinois, traveling four years. In 1888 they came to Wisconsin, uniting with the West Wis. Conference, since when deceased had borne the crosses and trials which come to every minister’s wife. She leaves four children living, Mrs. Burnett, Will Scovill of Loyal, Lyelle, and Kitty, all of whom were with her when she died, as were the stricken husband, and two sisters from Freeport, Mrs. A. E. Hankey and Mrs. Lizzie Bechtol.

The funeral took place Sunday at the M. E. Church here, where Rev. and Mrs. Scovill were leaders during a pastorate of some years, Rev. G. W. Campbell officiating, the burial being in the cemetery here.

She devoted her life to her family, working hard, and striving bravely under adversity to make the best of the situation. The daughter Maud, who had married, died last year, a severe loss, and while Mrs. Scovill was ill here news came to the death of Maud’s little child.

Mr. Scovill and Kitty returned to Baraboo this week, accompanied by Mrs. Burnett, where they will close the home, now too large, and father and young daughter will move into rooms and face the world together.

*Surname spelling is taken from the cemetery index and from a previous obituary entry.

 

 


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