Barber County Kansas
Died: Ellen Kidd - The death of this good woman occurred on Saturday morning, December 1, 1900, at half past six o'clock.
Mrs. Kidd was taken sick on Tuesday and on Thursday her condition became so bad that the physicians pronounced the case hopeless. Loving relatives and anxious friends surrounded the bedside until the last moment, ministering as much as possible to her comfort and hoping in vain for some favorable indication for recovery. But it was not to be.
Her maiden name was Ellen A. Shaughnessy. She was born in St. Louis, where her parents now reside, July 22, 1872. She was married July 27, 1891, in the city of Chicago, to Chas. W. Kidd, and since her marriage she and her husband have lived in this city most of the time.
Mrs. Kidd was brought up in the Catholic faith, but one year ago she and her husband united with the Christian church and took an active part in religious work from that time.
Her late sickness was attended with intense suffering but she was resigned and talked freely until a few moments before her death and when the final summons came she passed away peacefully and contentedly.
A husband and two children - Estella, aged 7 years, and Susie, aged 3 years, survive her. Franklin Maurice, the oldest child, died in February, 1899. Two other children died in infancy.
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