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CHESTER WILKINS, Mildred Jane 'Millie' 1867 - 1897

WILKINS, CHESTER

Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/26/2020 at 14:20:29

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, February 3, 1897
Page 3, Column 4

Stricken in Young Womanhood.

Mrs. Mildred J. WILKINS, daughter of S. J. and E. O. CHESTER, died in this city Sunday. She was in the thirtieth year of her age. While living in Chicago about three months ago she was attacked by disease of a cancerous nature which failed to yield to medical or surgical treatment. Early in December she was removed to her old home in this city, where all that loving care and attention could suggest was done for her. and where she passed away after a period of intense suffering. Millie CHESTER will be remembered by our people as a bright, intelligent girl, of pleasing address and manner. The greater part of her life had been spent in Fairfield, and she had many friends here whose tender sympathies were with her in her illness. Funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. A. Boatman, and they were largely attended.

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"The Fairfield Tribune"
Wednesday, February 3, 1897
Page 2, Column 3

Death of Mrs. Mildred WILKINS.

Mildred WILKINS, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. CHESTER, died in this city Sunday, January 31, 1897. Three months ago while in Chicago, where she was making her home, what was thought to be a wen appeared upon her right ankle; it increased so rapidly, however, that she decided to go to the hopsital and have it removed. Upon her arrival there the physicians pronounced it of a cancerous nature and advised her also that the poison from it had so permeated her system that it was doubtful if an operation would bring more than temporary relief. The operation was had and proved be fully as successful as anticipated and December 5, 1896, she was removed to the home of her parents in this city. Everything that loving care and attention could do was done for her, but she failed gradually and on Sabbath morning as the bells were ringing for Sabbath school without a struggle she peacefully passed to the great beyond and her spirit returned to the God who gave it. Although her sufferings were most of the time intense, she gave no murmur. "Millie," as she was commonly known, was twenty-nine years old and will be remembered by many of our people as a bright, active girl of pleasing address and manners, the greater part of her life having been spent in our city.

The funeral was held from the family residence yesterday at 2:30 P. M. and was largely attended, the services being conducted by Rev. J. A. Boatman, of the Methodist church.

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"The Fairfield Tribune"
Wednesday, February 3, 1897
Page 7, Column 2

PERSONAL.

... Frank CHESTER, of Chicago, was here to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Mildred WILKINS, and will remain a few days. He is in the employ of one of the express companies there.

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Note: Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, IA, in Lot Old.P.188. She was married in 1887 in Benton Co., IA, to E. A. WILKINS (sic - Alonzo Edward WILKINS) who died in 1891 and is buried in Lot Old.P.214 in the same cemetery,.


 

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