Obit: Babcock, Mary Ann (1857 - 1912)


Contact: Ann Stevens 


Surnames: Babcock, Tyler, Nye, Wildish, Poole, Canfield, Collins 

----Source:  Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.)  Sept 12, 1912 

Babcock, Mary Ann (5 Nov 1857 - 3 Sept 1912) 

Mrs. Mary A. Babcock died very suddenly of heart failure at the home of her son, Geo. W. Tyler, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Sept. 3.  The remains were brought to this city, funeral services being held at the Pleasant Ridge church, Rev. Nye officiating.  The body was laid to rest in the Lyon cemetery beside the bodies of her two children. 

Mrs. Babcock was born Mary Ann Wildish at Headcorn, Kent County, England, Nov. 5, 1857.  She came to Waukesha, Wis., in 1874 and was married to Thomas Tyler also of England, at Menomonie Falls, Wis., on Sept. 29, 1875.   They came to Neillsville a little later, buying a farm in Lynn.  Five children were born to them, three of whom are still living, Mrs. Chas. Poole of this city, Mrs. L.R. Canfield of Tulsa, Okla., and Geo. W. Tyler of Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

On Dec. 15, 1890, she was married to Dean Babcock and to them were born two children, Vivian and Rolland.  Besides these children she leaves two grandchildren, one brother, John Wildish of Pine Valley and one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Collins of Headcorn, England. 

Mrs. Babcock lived a consistent Christian life with a heart full of love and charity to all.  Quiet and unassuming in manner, yet possessed of rare courage and force of character which never failed her when called upon to bear the hard things of life, of her it may be truly said, "None knew her but to love her" and though she has gone from us her influence still lives, urging the friends and loved ones left behind, to walk more closely in the footsteps of the Master whom she so faithfully served. 



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