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Alice Matilda Eddington, daughter of John and Jane Eddington, was born September 20, 1872 near Brighton, Ill., and died at her home near Shipman, Ill., August 26, 1912 at 5 a.m., age 40 years, 11 month, and 6 days. In early life she professed religion and joined the Congregation church at Woodburn, Ill., Feb. 14, 1896, she was united in marriage to Adolph Blumsteine. To this union was born five children: Alice, Alghn, Gladys, and Leo, one having proceeded her to the home above. Mrs. Blumsteine jad been sick for almost a year, during which time she was a patient sufferer. She was a loving wife and mother, a kind neighbor and will be greatly missed in her home. During her sickness Alice was housekeeper and mother to the younger children. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband and children, four sisters, Mrs. Ana Travis, Mrs. Emma Hoocker, Mrs. Etta Harrington, Mrs. Clara Moxey, four brothers Lewis, John, Dave and Robert Eddington, besides other relatives and friends.

The funeral was held Tuesday, Aug. 27 at the Congregational church at Woodburn, conducted by Rev. E. J. Burgess after which the remains were laid to rest in the Woodburn cemetery. [From the Macoupin County Enquirer, September 11, 1912 - Donated by src#2]

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