Obit: Stilwill, Mary A. (1836 – 1907)
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Surnames: Stilwill, Cole, Foster, Campbell
----Source: Fairchild Observer (Fairchild, Wis.) 1/10/1907
Stilwill, Mary A.. (30 Dec 1836 - 4 Jan 1907)
Passing Away of Mrs. E.G. Cole
Caused by Heart Trouble. Funeral Held Monday Afternoon at House.
Mary A. Stilwill, wife of Dr. E.G. Cole, passed peacefully away at their home in this village, at about 7 o’clock Friday morning. Some two years ago she suffered a severe illness from which she never fully recovered her normal strength. About six weeks ago symptoms of heart trouble developed and the ebbing of the year found her in a greatly weakened condition, while the New Year proved but the dawning of a new life for her.
The deceased was born in Matteawan, Duchess County, N.Y., Dec. 30, 1836, and married to Dr. E.G. Cole at Byron, Wis., in 1856, their fiftieth wedding anniversary being passed last February.
Mrs. Cole has been associated with Fairchild since its very infancy, having spent thrity-eight years of her married life here. She was a woman of strong domestic habits, devoted to her home and family and finding her greatest happiness therein, yet always ready and glad to welcome a friend. Her husband and three children, Mrs. E.J. Foster of this village, Vincent Cole of Salem, Ore. and Alley Cole of Portland, Ore., are left with many friends to mourn her loss.
The funeral was held at the house on Monday afternoon, Rev. Guy Campbell of Hudson, conducting the service. Interment was made in the home cemetery.
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