19 May 2010

Obituary --Mrs Jane Kingsford

This is another of our "Mrs Robertson" obituaries. She isn't quite as shocked as she often is, but simply reports the facts as she knows them in this obituary.

From 2 April 1914 Fremont Times-Indicator:

Mrs. Wm. Robertson Correspondent
Mrs. Jane Kingsford was found dead in her bed by her daughter, Mrs. Ethel Wolpert, last Wednesday morning. Mrs. Kingsford had been in poor health for some time but no one thought it serious. The funeral was held from the house on Friday at 2p.m., Rev. J Bretz officiating. Interment beside her husband in Doud cemetery. Mrs. Kingsford was one of the early settlers af Newaygo county, coming here when the country was quite new. Like all pioneer women she toiled with her husband in the building of a home. they lived in Dayton where her husband died in 1878. She lived there until two years ago when she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. James Wolpert, in Greenwood, Oceana county. She has long been a faithful member of the M. E. church in Hesperia and always active in church work. She leaves one daughter, Mrs James Wolpert, two granddaughters, Laura Wolpert and Gladys Caldwell, one grandson George Caldwell and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wilbur and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Leonard, of Fremont, attended the funeral of Mrs. Kingsford last Friday.

This is not nearly as flowery as I have come to expect from Mrs. Robertson. But she manages to still paints some images as she tells of toiling to build a home.
Even when she isn't shocked.

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