Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday's Obituary - Mrs Dorcas (Wright) Edwards

This Sunday's obituary is for Mrs. Dorcas (Wright) Edwards who passed away on 14 March 1810. She was the daughter of Timothy and Ruth (Cook) Wright and was b. 1 Sep 1762. She married Eli Edwards on 8 Aug 1785.     I located a transcription of this obituary in my grandmother's (Grace Ware (Holbrook) Haskell)  notes in her Goodhue Family Binder. The newspaper name and date is unknown. Dorcas (Wright) Edwards is my fifth great-grandmother.

     DIED - In this town, on Thursday the 15th inst. Mrs. DORCAS EDWARDS, wife of Mr. Eli Edwards, aged 47 years. However averse we may be to eulogy and fulsome panegyric, justice requires that those virtues which stood forth pre-eminent in the deceased ought not to pass unheeded by. If piety, benevolence and virtue, are objects worthy of emulation surely then we behold her while living, the mirror in which they were reflected. During a distressing illness she exhibited a model of patience and resignation to the Divine will. "She sparkled, was exhal'd", and we have reason to believe, is now an inhabitant of those bright abodes, where sorrow and lamentation enter not. And may that Being who "tempers the wind to the shorn Lamb," comfort and console the afflicted family, and mourning relatives.

© 2011, copyright William C. Haskell

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