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Posted by: William Forester (ID *****4453) Date: May 16, 2010 at 05:23:54
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Death’s Harvest
Elizabeth Forrester, wife of Jacob Forrester of Big Moses, died at their home on last Friday evening, March 18th, 1910, at 6 o’clock, of ailments incident to old age. She was born in what is now Wetzel county in June 1838 and was therefore in the 72nd year of her age. She and Jacob Forrester were married in 1861 and seven children were born to them, six sons and one daughter, viz: J. B. and John of Big Moses; Ellsworth of Lincoln county; Lewis of Alma; Christopher of Pursley; F. M. of Joseph’s Mills and Mrs. Ella Long of Alma. The deceased’s maiden name was Elizabeth Edgell and she was a descendant from the Chichapoo (sic) tribe of Indians. Her grandmother on her father’s side having been a full blooded Chickapoo squaw. The funeral services were held at Victory church at Booher, on last Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock by Rev. F. G. Radabaugh of the U. B. Church of Wilbar and the interment in the Victory cemetery near the church. [Tyler County Journal, March 17, 1910, page 4; from the West Virginia Collection, Morgantown, WV]

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