Batavia (Illinois) Herald, 14 Dec. 1893
Death of Edward McFarren
Husband and Father Released from Long Suffering
Died, at his home, four miles east of Batavia, Sunday, Dec. 10, 1893, Esward McFarren, aged 44 years, of consumption. For over a year Mr. McFarren has been in very poor health, although he has kept around most of he time, and was a frequent and welcome visitor to Batavia. Inch by inch that dreaded disease kept creeping upon him, and about 10 days ago he was confined to his bed, and death released him from his suffering Sunday night. Deceased was born, in New York, in 1849. He came to Batavia in 1876 and has resided in this vicinity ever since and followed the occupation of farming. In 1871 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Warne. To this union were born three sons, who are left with the widowed mother, to mourn the loss of a good kind husband and father.
Edward McFarren was an honorable, kind-hearted and genial gentleman and was esteemed by all who knew him. He was a good neighbor and a true friend; made a brave fight with the battles of this world but had beenovertaken with many hardships and misfortunes in his life. The funeral was held Monday at the Big Woods church, of which he was a faithful member, and was very largely attended. The remains were interred in the Big Woods Cemetery. The sorrow stricken family have the heartfelt sympathy of their neighbors and friends in this, their hour of sore affliction.
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