Obit: Pickering, Hannah #2 (1846 - 1917)
Surnames: Pickering, Sparks, Wilson, Stockwell, Watts, Hull
----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 01/05/1917
Pickering, Hannah #2 (18 MAY 1846 - 1 JAN 1917)
Just as the dawn of a new day in the birth of the new year on Monday, Jan. 1st, 1917, the soul of Mrs. Byron Pickering left its earthly tenement at her home in Crane, Mont., and passed on and into that higher life beyond.
Deceased was born Hannah Sparks in Youngsville, Sullivan Co., N.Y., on May 18th, 1846. They came to Clark county very soon after and settled in the town of Sherwood where all be their oldest daughter were born. She is survived by her husband, eight children and nineteen grandchildren. Her children are Edith, Mrs. M.J. Wilson of Minneapolis, Minn.; Helen, Mrs. C.D. Stockwell of Spooner, Wis.; David of Sheldon, Wis.; Sylvia, Mrs. K. Watts of Fairview, Mont., and Myrna, Earl, Allen and Jessie, Mrs. Earl Hull of Crane Mont. The children, with the exception of Earl, are all married and in good homes of their own.
The family left Clark County about ten years ago and took up residence at Crane. Deceased came to her death as the result of the second stroke of paralysis she suffered last October. The majority of her children were with her in her last hours and all were home together at the celebration of their parent’s golden wedding at Crane, Mont. last September.
In her youthful days she early sought a Christian life by affiliation with the Methodist Church and has ever since been a true, loving, charitable woman. To know Mrs. Pickering was to adore her for she had had those traits of character which always command respect. She was of sympathetic nature, and no person in trouble ever went to her and was turned away. Her steadfast adherence to the highest ideals made her life an example and her memory as a fragrant blossom to be cherished by her friends and remembered with consoling thoughts by those to whom she was bound by family ties. With her there were no mysteries of life, for her abiding faith in the promise of a life beyond the grave have ever been unshaken and were so until the end.
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