Delana H. Sampson

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Passed Away.
Answered the Death Summons Since Our Last Report.

Mrs. Delana H. Sampson died Sunday, July 7, 1901, at the home of her son-in-law, George McConnell, east of this city. She was born in Kentucky in 1824, and moved with her parents to Menard county, Ill., when only fours old where she spent the remainder of her life. She was the oldest of a family of seven children, six still survive.

She was married to Carlton Sampson in 1840. To this union eleven children were born, all of whom obtained maturity - John, William F., Derry A., Josephine Elmore, Louisa McConnell, and Emma Turner, are still living.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Monday at 4 p.m. An impressive and appropriate address was delivered by Rev. Olmsted, of Petersburg, from the text founding Rev., 14:13: "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them."

The church was crowded with friends and relatives of the deceased who came to pay their last tribute of respect to one who has lived and labored so long in our midst. She was a member of the M. E. church since her fifteenth year. She patiently bore her long and severe illness with Christian resignation until released from suffering by the hand of death.

She was aged 77 years, 2 months and 16 days.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks