Mrs. Connaughton, wife of ex county commissioner, Owen Connaughton, died at her residence near Protection last Sunday night. She had only been ill about a week with yellow jaundice, when death relieved her of her sufferings. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her departure. She was a Christian lady and her untimely death is greatly regretted in this vicinity where she lived. She was buried at Protection Monday evening.
The Nescatunga Enterprise, June 25, 1887.
The cold hands of death has again visited our community, taking a wife and mother. Mrs. Connaughton, the wife of Owen Connaughton departed this life Monday at 2 o'clock a.m. She was taken sick about a week ago. She was a consistent christian lady and was a member of the christian church. She leaves a husband and three small children to mourn her death. The remains were interred in the cemetery at this place, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. The bereaved family have the deepest sympathy of the entire community. - from The Protection Ledger.
The above sad intelligence will stir the hearts of scores of persons on this side of the county, who regard Mr. Connaughton with feelings of profound respect and have learned to look upon him as the staunch unswerving friend of the people. Their hearts will go out in sympathy for him in this hour of sorrow and bereavement. Mrs. Connaughton was truly a womanly woman, ever ready to oppose wrong and defend the right, ever ready to assist and encourage her husband in his struggle for the principles of right. She never said stay but invariably said go when the people needed his services like the vine which entwines itself around the great oak and prevents its branches from being rent asunder. So she supported her husband in time of trouble and no one can feel the husbands loss so keenly as himself. The editor of the ENTERPRISE can only extend to Mr. Connaughton the sympathy which he (the editor) is aware seems little better than mockery in such an hour.
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