15 April 2010

Obituary--Mrs Addie Lantz Quackenbush

Ok, I will admit that this obit attracted me with her name. but it is one that is typical in style yet still moving.
My copy is dated 30 March 1905 (Fremont Times Indicator) But since that is the date of death, then apparently this was the following weeks paper.


March 30th, 1905 Mrs Addie Lantz Quackenbush, wife of Elmer Quackenbush. She was born April 2d, 1867 in the village of Croton, and had spent all of her life there. Her health had been poor for two years. To some her death was not a surprise. Her suffering was terrible; those who stood by her bedside can only imagine her terrible suffering. She leaves a husband and six children: George, James Mattie, Hazel, Maria and Nina; a father Mr George Lantz; one brother Mr. Albert Lantz, of Croton; one sister Mrs Lottie Hughes, of Grand Rapids; a grand mother, Mrs Charlotte Tucker, of Soldiers' Home, Grand Rapids all of whom attended the funeral, which was held April 2, at the Congregational church, Harry E. Walker, of White Cloud, officiating. Interment in the Croton cemetery. A large number of friends followed her to her last resting place. may God comfort and sustain the husband and children in their affliction. It is hard to see a mother taken from her family and her children left to the cold and heartless world.
Mr. Quackenbush and family tender their thanks to the neighbors who so kindly assisted in their bereavement.

These old obituaries with their emotions and expressions of faith never fail to move me.

1 comment:

  1. Quackenbush is actually an old Dutch name - you can find many of them still in upstate New York especially in the Hudson Valley. The name was originally Quackenbos: http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/resources/yates/gen-quackenbos.html


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