Mrs. A. M. Haydock died at her home a few miles north of Protection at 8 a.m. Monday of this week. She had been in poor health for some time, her sickness being caused by cancer of the liver.
Mrs. Haydock was a woman of many estimable qualities. Kind and considerable to all, she won the esteem of a wide circle of friends who, in her death, feel an irreparable loss. Especially to her family was she endeared and devoted.
Her patient endurance of every affliction, her constant solicitude for the welfare of her loved ones, her life so filled with genuine Christian living will all be a sweet and blessed memory to her family and to every one who knew her.
Burial will take place either today or tomorrow in the Ashland cemetery by the side of the husband who died over a year ago. The funeral has been delayed a few days awaiting the arrival of relatives from California. An extended obituary will be printed next week.
Lydia Jane Davis was born at Richland, Jefferson-co., Iowa, on July 17, 1851, and died near Protection, Comanche-co., Kansas, at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 16, 1905, aged 53 years, 5 months and 29 days. She was married to Alfred M. Haydock on October 28, 1869. Their home was at Ashland, Wapello-co., Iowa, until November, 1901, when they moved to Kansas, locating on a farm 4 miles north of Protection. She was the mother of four children, all of whom are living, as follows: Lavant D. Haydock, Protection, Kans.; Mrs. Ethel C. Rumley, Tulare, Calif.; Alvis W. Haydock, Kerne, Calif.; Leavitt A. and Wray N. Haydock, Protection, Kans.
Mrs. Haydock was converted in the winter of 1869-70 and united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and during the remainder of her life she remained a faithful and earnest Christian. She had been a quiet sufferer for a long time and toward the close of her sickness her suffering became intense. She declared her strength and help to be "in the Lord, without whom life would sometimes seem almost unendurable."
Deceased was a loving and devoted wife and mother, a kind and considerate neighbor and a blessing to the community in which she lived. She will be greatly missed by all her neighbors as well as by the bereaved relatives.
Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church in Protection on Saturday, January 21, at 1:30 p.m., Rev. C. E. Williams, her pastor, officiating, after which the remains were taken to Ashland, Clark-co., Kansas, for interment by the side of her husband who died a year or so ago. Rev. Geo. Watts, pastor of the M. E. church of Ashland, conducted the burial service.
Card Of Thanks.
To the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the recent sickness and death of our mother, we desire to hereby express our gratitude. Levant D.. Haydock, Mrs. Ethel C. Rumley, Avis W. Haydock, Leavitt A. Haydock and Wray N. Haydock.
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