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The Western Star, March 13, 1925.


Mrs. J. R. Williams, who had been a resident of Comanche-co. for about 32 years, and who was one of our highly esteemed citizens, died at 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, 1925, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. R. McAdoo, in Kinsley, Kans., after a lingering illness. For about seven years she had been an invalid, and during much of that time had been bedfast. Her long illness and protracted suffering was borne with that degree of patience and fortitude which characterizes the genuine Christian. The end came to her as a welcome relief. She was in every way prepared to go, for her faith and her trust in Christ as her Savior had long been a constant possession.

The body was brought to this city for burial. The services were conducted from the Christian church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, and were in charge of the pastor, Rev. E. H. Murray. Burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery by the side of her husband, whose death occurred on September 3, 1908.

Mrs. Williams was a native of Ohio, having been born on November 11, 1860, at Roundhead, Harding-co., that state. Her maiden name was Irene Rachel Rebecca Martin. In the year 1879, while yet a resident of Ohio, she was united in marriage with J. R. Williams. Not long after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Williams moved to Kansas settling in McPerson-co., where they lived for about seven years. They moved from there to Nebraska, where they lived for about three years, after which they made their home in Yuma-co., Colo., for nearly 12 years, coming from there to this county in the year 1893. For about 10 years they lived in or near Protection, then moved to Coldwater, where the family continued to make their home.

Mrs. Williams was the mother of 13 children - seven girls and six boys. Two of the children, Robert E. Williams and Mrs. Lydia McAdoo, preceded her in death. The surviving children are : Mrs. Eugene Barnes of Florence, Colo.; Mrs. Anna Monroe of Boise, Ariz.; Mrs. R. R. McAdoo of Kinsley, Kans.; Mrs. Eva Rutledge of Oswego, Kans.; Mrs. Dave Morris of Los Animas, Colo.; Mrs. Claude Mains of Coy, Okla.; Will W. Williams of Wichita; and George, James, David and Lawrence Williams of this city.

Deceased had been a member of the Christian church of this city for about 14 years, and up to the time her health began to fail, she was an active member in the church. She was always interested, not only in her own family, but also in those about her. She was quiet and unassuming, yet faithful in all her obligations to her family and to her church. She was, in short, a good mother and a splendid Christian woman. At the time of her death, Mrs.. Williams was 64 years, 4 months and 22 days of age. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of all.

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