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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Catherine McEowen Cheney (D'Arcy)

Mrs. Catherine McEowen Cheney (D'Arcy) - was born in October, 1838, upon her father's farm 3 miles south of Jerseyville. She died April 23rd, 1877, in Jacksonville, Florida. She became the wife of P. D. Cheney, the marriage being in Jerseyville, July 6th, 1859. Four children were born to them. Three of the number died in infancy. The son, Dr. A. M. Cheney, still survives. Almost the entire life of Mrs. Cheney was passed in Jerseyville, where she was known and beloved by all. She united with the Presbyterian Church early in life, and was always found zealously engaged in church and Sabbath school work. The summons came early but, "sustained by an unfaltering trust," seh calmly, answered the call, committing her spirit in the hands of Him in whom she trusted.

Source: [History of Jerseyville, Illinois 1822 to 1901, by Rev. Marshall M. Cooper, Jerseyville Republican Print. 1901]