May 30th, 1907


May 30th, 1907

Mrs. E. S. Congdon

Seretha S. Congdon, of 8 Penhallow St., Dorchester, Mass., entered into rest on Thursday, May 16th, at 7.40 a.m.

She was the daughter of the late J. Clark Neily, of Brooklyn, Annapolis County, and was born on July 29, 1843. In 1862 she was married to E. S. Congdon, of Union Square, Cornwallis. They resided in Union Square until 1886, when they removed to Berwick. For the past twelve years they have made their home with their sons in Dorchester. Besides the sorrowing husband there are left to mourn this great loss, three sons: Ernest S., of Union Square, and Clark N. and Theodore F., of Dorchester, and one daughter, Laura B., of Dorchester.

Mrs. Congdon was an exemplary Christian woman; a true and sympathizing wife and a kind and loving mother. She forgot herself in her ministrations to her family. To have known her was to have loved her and to have found a true friend. For many years she had trusted in her Saviour and was a member of the Berwick Baptist Church.

The funeral service was held at the home on Sunday at 2.30 p.m. The many beautiful flowers that were sent and the large gathering of relatives and friends bore testimony to the esteem in which she was held. The service was conducted by Rev. S. J. Cann, pastor of Elm Hill Baptist Church, Roxbury, a friend of the family, who spoke very fittingly of her sweet Christian character. She was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery of Cedar Grove, Dorchester.