Barber County Kansas

The Barber County Index, October 11, 1899.

Amanda Wilson

Died: Mrs. Amanda Wilson was born in Bond county, Illinois, April 6, 1836, and died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Oct. 7, 1899, aged 63 years, 6 months and 1 day.

She was married to John Wilson in 1864 at Galena, Illinois, which city was their place of residence for a number of years.

Several years were spent on the Pacific coast in search of health, both being of frail constitution, moving subsequently to Dubuque, Iowa, where Mr. Wilson died in 1897.

Last spring Mrs. Wilson came to Medicine Lodge, making her home with her sister, Mrs. J.Q. Wheat, hoping to receive benefit from the climate of southern Kansas.

While driving in the grove two weeks before the day of her death, she was thrown from her carriage and received injuries, which after great suffering, proved fatal.

She became a Christian in her 18th year and united with the Presbyterian church, and adorned her profession by a consistent Christian life. Death had no fear for her, as she desired to depart and be with Christ which is far better.

Her remains were taken to Iowa to be placed beside those of her husband to await the resurrection of the just. "Blessed are the dead that died in the Lord."

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