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1921 Obituary of Jennie Virginia HILTS Rose
Posted by: Janet Price (ID *****1451) Date: February 01, 2003 at 21:00:20
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ADVANCE, (Boone County) Indiana
Friday, 8 July 1921 Page one

       Jennie Virginia HILTS was born near Springdale, Ohio, 25 April 1846, and was there fore a little more than seventy-five years of age at the time of her death, which occurred Monday morning, July 4th. “ She is survived town, and one grandson,, Edward P., of Thorn-by a sister,, Mrs. Minnie EWING, of Pitsburg (sic),, PA., and a brother, Samuel HILTS, of San Francisco, CA”

(I believe the typesetter got confused. All of his work is done in reverse. Perhaps he got a bit confused because the sentence does not make sense. I think he meant to say; She is survived by one son, Edward P., of Thorntown, and one grandson, by a sister, Mrs. Minnie EWING, of Pittsburgh, PA. and a brother, Samuel HILTS, of San Francisco, CA”)

Early in life she went with her parents to Towanda, in the vicinity of Bloomington, Ill., and there, when she was a little girl of six, the first great sorrow of her life overtook her. Her mother died. Some years afterwards she went to Bloomington and made her home with her sister, Mrs. Mary CONOVER, who, with her husband, conducted a young ladies seminary in Bloomington. She was especially interested in the courses in music and instructor in music in the seminary.       
       Rev. H.L. DICKERSON, who was pastor (sic) o (sic) this more than fifty years ago and has long since gone to-time, but the passing of half a century shows that momentuous (sic) conquuences (sic) sometimes follow little acts. He introduced his young friend, Dr. Madison H. ROSE, to Miss Jenie (sic) HILTS, and when they were married sometime later he prevailed on them to make their home in Thorntown. 1868, and came to Thorntown the following April (typed as printed in the newspaper) Fifty two years ago last April they took up their residence in the house where Mrs. ROSE has made her home all these years. At first Dr. ROSE…..years he succeeded to the sol charge of a medical practice, which was very exciting in those days before the event of good roads and automobiles. Dr Rose died 16 December 1904.
Mrs. Rose lived a singularly full life. Her life was full of joy, and sorrow. Only one of hher (sic) children was spared to minister to her in old age, her firstborn and he has been very kind and thoughtful. Five children have been laid away in the grave by this mother. In order of their birth they are Lawrence S. Deceased 25 December 1901, Dwight H. deceased 24 October 1898, Eugenia, deceased 28 March 1903, Idelette, deceased 27 April 1882, and Will, deceased 8 May 1909. While the children lived there was much laughter and music in that home. Altho their voices have been stilled in recent years, the life of this god (sic) woman has not been empty. She has continued to take her lively interests in her neighbors, in her church, in her community and in affair generally. In few homes in this community were a larger number of first class publications taken, and read, than in her home. Ever since her marriage she has made it a rule to read her Bible through from cover to cover once a year, and she has read it through at least fifty-one times. On the margin of the last page of her Bible these words were written, - “ For now I am ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fighth (sic) I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth, there is laid up for me a crown of righteous which the Lord, the righteous judge, shal (sic) give me at that day, and not to me only, but to all them who love his His appearing.” II Tim. 6:6-8
       Also, “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteous; I shall be satisfied when I awake, with thy likeness.” Ps. 17:15.

Death came after a brief illness. Services were held in the Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon byy (sic) Rev. H.N. RONALD, Rev. C.C. Harold, of the M.E. Church, assisting. Interment at Maple Lawn.

Cards of thanks- The true friendship so deeply experienced by you, dear friends, to mother, is too great for us to tell you how we appreciate it. Mother would say, and we join her, “May you share God’s richest blessings.” And we be of sincere in an ever ready willingness to share your anxiety and sorrow as you did ours. Most earnestly yours, Ed Rose and family

* Note from Janet ISLEY Price, I am posting this obituary for others. I am not related to the subject. No other information was given.

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