Keziah M. tunnell was born near Elizabethtown, Ky., Oct 11, 1815 and died in Manchester, Ill. Aug. 6, 1902, aged 86 years, 11 months and 25 days. She was united in marriage to Richard B. Wilson Aug. 18, 1835. To this union seven children were born: John B., Sarah N., Cephas B. and Eliza D., all dying in childhood except Cephas B., who died Jan 30 1894. Those who survive the mother are Zibia Greenwalt and Lewis C. Wilson of this village and George L., of Webb City, Mo, and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of friends who mourn their loss. Mrs. Hannah Woods of Athensville is the only own sister still surviving. Richard B. Wilson, her husband, proceeded her to the better world Oct. 11, 1892.

In her youth, with her parents, she came from Elizabethtown, Ky. and settled near Murrayville in 1829. In 1840 the family settled near Manchester, where she spent the balance of her life.

Sister Wilson professed faith in Christ during a meeting held here by Elder Jacob Bower and united with the Baptist Church Aug. 14, 1889, of which she has lived a consistent and continuous member ever since. Grandma Wilson's favorite song in her last days was "Lord, I'm Coming Home".
H.L.D. (Rev. H.L. Derr)


Mrs. Keziah Wilson died at the home of her son L. C. Wilson, Wednesday morning at the age of nearly 90 years old. Funeral services conducted by Rev. H. L. Derr were held at the Baptist Church Thursday afternoon.

These obits came from the scrapbook of Rhoda Day McMahan, now in the possession of Leta McMahan Domeiers.

Submitted by: Roberta Hall

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