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GAINES, Margaret S. 1846 - 1896


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 6/1/2022 at 20:14:07

"The Fairfield Tribune"
Wednesday, September 2, 1896
Page 7, Column 2


... Mrs. Richard GAINES is very low and small hopes are retained of her recovery. ...


"The Fairfield Tribune"
Wednesday, September 9, 1896
Page 2, Column 4

Death of Mrs. Richard GAINES.

Mrs. Richard GAINES, whose serious illness we had noted recently, died this morning at seven o'clock. She had been a great sufferer and her death, which had been expected for several days, was a great relief to herself and brought the consolation to her family and friends that her suffering was over. Some five and a half years ago Mrs. GAINES was operated upon in Chicago for a cancerous growth. From the operation she recovered and until some weeks ago her health had been very good. Possible the conditions were slowly developing to prostrate her, but she was not cognizant of it until about seven weeks ago. Since then she has gradually declined until her death this morning.

Mrs. GAINES' maiden name was Margaret MORGAN, and she was born near Bristol, in England, May 3, 1846. Her parents dying in her youth, she came when a young lady to America and made her home with a Mrs DAVIS, an aunt, in this city. In 1866 she was married to Richard GAINES of this city. To her was born four children, all sons, and all living,--Louis, Frank, Roland and Fred. In early life Mrs. GAINES was a member of the church of England, but after coming to America she united with the Baptists. She was a woman of the very best type, a devoted wife and mother, full of self denial and natural goodness, and was loved by all who knew her. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at four o'clock.


"The Fairfield Ledger"
Wednesday, September 16, 1896
Page 3, Column 3

Mrs. GAINES Has Passed Away.

Mrs. Richard GAINES died in this city Wednesday morning, the 9th inst., after an illness extending over many years. Her maiden name was Margaret S. MORGAN, and she was born at Bristol, England, May 3d, 1846. At the age of thirteen she was left an orphan, and came to this country, joining Mrs. DAVIS, an aunt, in this city, with whom she made her home for many years. She was married here to Richard GAINES, who survives her. Four sons were born of this union--Louis O., Frank D., Rolland C., and Fred. M.--all of whom have grown to manhood and now reside in this city. Mrs. GAINES was an excellent woman in every relation of life--as wife, mother and friend. Her many years of residence in Fairfield had given her a wide acquaintance, and during the long period of suffering which she was compelled to undergo she had that kind attention and sympathy from many of our people which goes out only to those whom we love and esteem. Funeral services were held at the family residence on East Burlington street Thursday afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. J. F. Magill and Rev. A. F. Marsh.

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Note: Buried in Lot Old.P.257. Husband Richard died in 1916 and was buried with her.


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