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She was an ardent member of the Woman's Club of Wanwatosa, and notwithstanding her burden of eighty-one years, her frail health and the trials of weather and distance, whenever it was possible she came to share in the work and pleasure of the Milwaukee Chapter.
And now her long life service is ended; the heart that loved her country as she did her home is stilled; but to those who knew her as one of our number, our "Real Daughter," there will always remain in close association with her name a profound reverence for the revolutionary heroes, the memory of whose self-sacrifice and devotion were her birthright-a birthright which she treasured with a reticent, noble pride; a heritage of unsullied patriotism.
The loss of such an one to the husband and daughter who survive her, no one but themselves can fully appreciate. It is the strong and reserved nature that holds most firmly, without weakening, the ties of love and friendship. Such ties being broken, to those left in their grief, life itself seems almost rent in twain.
To our fellow member, the sorrowing daughter, and to the bereft husband, the Milwaukee Chapter extends its most sincere and heartfelt sympathy.
We deeply deplore the loss to our Society, and we regret that our words do not more fully convey the sentiments of respect and admiration with which we shall always hold the memory of Mrs. Harriet Green Warren. FRANCES SAUNDERS KEMPSTER,
Committee. MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN, February 3, 1899.
[The Eighth Continental Congress decided that all obituary notices must be limited; that biographies and ancestral descent must appear in their proper place and not in this page. Many notices are held over until the next number of the Magazine.]
MRS. FRANCES M. STUART. WHEREAS, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to take from among us our friend, Mrs. Frances M. Stuart, who was a charter member of distinguished lineage of the Chicago Chapter, and
WHEREAS, By her upright Christian character, by her acts of kindness and charity, by her words of cheer, and by her extreme loyalty to her country, she endeared herself to all, and
WHEREAS, From a loving family and a field of usefulness she has been called to "that peace that passeth knowledge;" now, therefore, be it
Resolved, By the Chicago Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, that in the death of Mrs. Frances M. Stuart the Society has lost one of its most valued members, and is called upon to mourn one ever devoted to its highest advancement and best interests.
Resolved, That feeling her loss as we do, we extend to her daughter, Mrs. Frances Welles Shepard, State Regent of Illinois, and to her family our profound sympathy in their bereavement.
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the records of the Chicago Chapter, and that a copy thereof be sent to her family.
LAURA HAYES FULLER,
MRS. LUCIAN H. Cocke.- At a meeting of the Margaret Lynn Lewis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, April 13, 1899, the following resolutions were adopted in regard to the death of Mrs. Lelia Maria Smith Cocke, who died April 5, 1899:
Resolved, That in her death, the Margaret Lynn Lewis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, realize that they have not only lost a near and dear friend, but a member who cherished a deep and abiding interest in the welfare of the organization.
Resolved, That we wll ever cherish hallowed recollections of our departed friend.
Resolved, That the foregoing resolution be entered on the minutes of the Chapter, and a copy be sert her husband and mother, Mrs. Francis M. Smith. To them we can only offer our heartfelt sympathy, praying that the God of all comfort may be very near in their hour of need.
MRS. IDA A. NORMAN SCHICK,
Secretary. ROANOKE, VIRGINIA.
MRS. HELENA L. SULLIVAN.-In the death of Mrs. Helena Louisa Sullivan, on March 21st of this year, Muskingum Chap ter, of Zanesville, Ohio, lost one of its oldest and most interested members.
MRS. F. C. VANDERVORT.-For a second time within a week the angel of death has visited us, and Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter, of Bloomington, Illinois, Daughters of the American Revolution, has to record the loss of Mrs. Hattie Morehouse Vandervort, an officer and member dear to us all. The decp grief that fills our hearts at the sudden vanishing away from life of our beloved friend, finds expression almost impossible.
WHEREAS, Our Heavenly Father in his unerring wisdom and infinite love has summoned to her eternal rest Mrs. Hattie Morehouse Vandervort, the Historian of this Chapter, we, her friends as well as associates, in deep sorrow at our great loss, record these resolutions.
Resolved, That we as a Chapter express our grief at the sudden demise of one who, since her association with us, has always been in fullest sympathy with the aims and interests of our Society.
Resolved, That while we mourn for her we are glad to remember that her name is enrolled among our brightest and best, and her memory will abide with us always.
Resolved, That we tender to her bereaved husband, children and family this tribute of sympathy and love, and cause copies of the same to be sent to the family, recorded in our minutes, and to be published in the AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
HELEN M. J. LITTLE,
MRS. CAROLINE ETHERINGTON GARRETT.-The members of the Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter are called upon to mourn the loss of Mrs. Caroline E. Garrett, who, on account of failing health had been unable to attend the meetings for over a year, but whose interest in and love for the Chapter as for all good and benevolent objects were ever earnest and unfailing.
Resolved, That a copy of this tribute be entered in the records of the Chapter and also in the AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE, expressing our profound sorrow and inscribing her name upon the Roll of Honor, thus perpetuating her memory in this Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
“There is a reaper whose name is Death,
And with his sickle keen,
MRS. CAROLINE F. KIMBALL,
SUSAN MACINTIRE VINTON.-At the annual meeting of the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter, March 17, 1899, the following resolutions were adopted and ordered spread upon the records and a copy sent to Mr. Merrick Vinton, Mrs. Harriet Foster, and to the AMERICAN MONTHLY MAGAZINE:
WHEREAS, Our Heavenly Father has called home from our midst one of our charter members who was our first Chapter Regent, and whose untiring efforts and unfailing faith in the principles of the Society have helped immeasurably to bring this Chapter up to its present strength; and
WHEREAS, The members of the Caroline Scott Harrison Chapter knew and loved Susan MacIntire Vinton as friend and associate member,
Resolved, That in her death we recognize the fact that this Chapter has sustained a serious loss. Her constant and unchanging friendship, her high-minded views and wise decisions, her singleness of purpose in all her dealings with those with whom she came in contact, all gave evidence of a character of such unusual nobility, strength and sweetness, which with the memory of her pure, lovable and unselfish nature can but be an inestimable influence for good, and an example for our emulation. We sorrow with her family in their loss, and our hearts go out to them in sympathy.
MRS. ANN ELIZA BABBITT.-Resolutions on the death of Mrs. Ann Eliza Babbitt, by the Fort Massachusetts Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, North Adams, Massachusetts :
WHEREAS, It has pleased an all-wise Providence to call to himseli our eldest member after a long and honored life; therefore be it
Resolved, That by the death of Mrs. Ann Eliza Babbitt we not only lose our eldest, but likewise a charter member, who has always shown the deepest interest in our welfare, and though we shall sincerely mourn for her, we shall always treasure the memory of the many virtues which so endeared her to us as we humbly bow to the divine will.
Resolved, That we extend to her relatives our deepest sympathy in their sad bereavement, and commend them to the comforting love of the Infinite One, who doeth all things well.
Resolved, That we send to her relatives a copy of these resolutions, and that they be inscribed on our Chapter records of the Society, and published in the city papers. (Signed) MRS. MARY F. RICHMOND,
Regent, MRS. EMILY N. WALKER,
Vice-Regent, MRS. JENNIE PAUL GOODRICH,
MRS. JULIA ANN WEAVER, one of the few surviving daughters of Revolutionary soldiers, passed away in Davenport, Iowa, March 1, 1899. Mrs. Weaver's maiden name was Julia Ann Warrington. She was born in Drummondtown, Virginia, August 16, 1806, and was therefore ninety-two years and seven months old at the time of her death.
MRS. JULIA WILLIAMSON SPENCER.—These resolutions were adopted by the Baltimore Chapter upon the death of Mrs. Julia Williamson Spencer, wife of the late Jervis Spencer, of Baltimore, which occurred January 16, 1899, after an illness of only a few days:
Resolved, That the Baltimore Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, desire to express their appreciation of the valuable services of the late Mrs. Jervis Spencer to this patriotic Society during the whole period of its existence.
Resolved, That Mrs. Spencer's cordiality of manner and kindness of