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THE WESTERN STAR, 6 November 1908

Mrs. Mary Agnes Strain, wife of R. A. Strain of this city, died at 12:30 p.m. yesterday after an illness of three weeks. The cause of her sickness seemed to be an affection of the brain. During the greater portion of her sickness her mind was almost a blank. Death came quietly and peacefully and with apparently little pain.

Funeral services were conducted at the home at 2:30 p.m. today and were in charge of Rev. J. L. Guernsey of the M. E. church and Rev. J. C. Bigbee of the
Presbyterian church. Interment was made in the Coldwater cemetery.

Deceased was born in Poland, Mahoney county, Ohio, on July 30, 1843. When she was but one year of age her parents moved to Mercer county, Pennsylvania. On November 3, 1870, she was married to R. A. Strain and in the year 1876, Mr. and Mrs. Strain moved from Pennsylvania to Americus, Lyon county, Kansas. where they lived until April, 1885, when they moved to Comanche county where they continued to live.

Mrs. Strian was in every respect a good woman. She was quiet, unassuming, kind and patient. Greatly devoted to her home she enjoyed its pleasures and comforts. At the age of 16 she united with the United
Presbyterian church, but in 1894, she and her husband became members of the M. E. church. In her life she exemplified the true Christian character. One daughter, Mrs. Minnie Clark, now deceased, was born to the union. The sorrowing husband has the sincere sympathy of all in his hour of sad bereavement.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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