|Eliza Jane Guy Walbridge
She Rests From All Sufferings
Eliza during Civil War times. Her husband carried this picture while he served in the Union Army.
Eliza later in life.
|Eliza J. Guy was born in Sussex, England, April 19, 1830, and died in Anamosa, Iowa, July 31, 1909, aged 70 years, 3 months and 12 days. When three years old she came with her parents to America and settled in Fairfield, Herkimer County, N.Y. She was the last remaining child of a family of eleven children, six sons and five daughters. She was converted at the age of eighteen, and ever since has lived a pure and consistent Christian life. She was educated at Fairfield Seminary.
On September 24, 1857, she was united in marriage to Warren W. Walbridge, who kept faithfully that sacred marriage vow, leaving nothing undone and counting no sacrifice too great to minister unto the comfort and necessities of the companion of his youth, until death do them part. To their union were born five daughters, two of whom, Mary E. Walbridge and Annie E. Blackford, preceded her to the better world.
In February, 1866, she and her husband came to Iowa to make for themselves a new home. After living for a short time near Mechanicsville, they moved to Anamosa, where she spent the rest of her life. There are left to mourn her absence her faithful and devoted husband and three daughters, Mrs. Angie Dixon, of Nebraska City, Neb., Mrs. Carrie Bowers and Mrs. Liona Harrison, of Anamosa. Also thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, by all of whom she was greatly loved. Nothing gave her greater pleasure than to be in their company. She was patient, uncomplaining and ambitious to the very end of her life, though she often grieved because of her failing eyesight and general health, which rendered her incompetent to minister to those she loved. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and died in the triumphs of that faith, and now she rests from all sufferings and toil to await the glorious resurrection of the faithful of God.
The funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. Charles Bowers, on Garnavillo Street, on Monday at 2:30 P.M., conducted by Dr. H. White, of the M.E. church, assisted by Rev. C. H. Beaver, of the Congregational church. Dr. White spoke most appropriate and comforting words to the bereaved husband and other kindred.
The singers were Mrs. Gertrude Cunningham, Miss Albertine Cunningham and Miss Frances Sanderson. The pall-bearers were Chas. Preston, Samuel Alspaugh, C. P. Atwood, Frank Flaherty, W. Jacobus, W. A. Thomas.
Submitted by: Richard Harrison, her 2nd great-grandson
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