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The Ringgold Record, 1895

IN MEMORIAM.

Died, on Thursday, March 7th, 1895, at the home of her son, A. H. BICKETT in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, Mrs. Margaret STRUTHERS, aged 84 years, 4 months and 6 days.

Mrs. STRUTHERS was born near the city of Belfast, Ireland, October 31, 1810. She spent her early youth in the place of her birth. In 1820 there was a great outflow of Scotch-Irish emigrants to America. The friends of Mrs. STRUTHERS left Ireland that year for Canada, where they remained but a short time. They soon moved to western Pennsylvania and settled at Butler, Butler county. She was married to Wm. BICKETT in 1844. They moved to Mercer county, Ill., in 1855 and lived in the vicinity of Aledo. She was left a widow and nobly cared for her home and business affairs. In 1862 she married Thos. STRUTHERS and with true motherly devotion cared for his large family so as to merit and receive the gratitude of all her children. To be an adopted mother of a large family is proverbially the most delicate and difficult of all the callings, but Mrs. STRUTHERS filled the place most acceptably and was a loved mother in the home. These children arise and call her blessed. Her second husband died, again leaving her a widow. In 1877 she moved to Mt. Ayr, where she has lived a cheerful, beautiful old age. She united with the church at the early age of sixteen and ever walked with God in holy communion and fellowship. The charm of a religious habit of life beamed from her countenance and was evident in her conversation. She was a living epistle of Christ, known and read of all. She leaves one son and several adopted children, all of whom hold her memory dear.

The funeral took place from the United Presbyterian church, of which she has long been a member, on Friday, March 8, 1895, and was conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. T. JACKSON and the interment was made in the South [Rose Hill] cemetery.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2008

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