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THE WESTERN STAR, 23 January 1897
(From the Anthony Bulletin.)
Mellie - Daughter of Rev. N. W. and Hannah Hamilton was born near Colfax, Indiana, November 9, 1862, and was baptized in infancy into the M. E. church by Rev. Hargrave. She united with the same church under the
pastorate of Rev. Stafford in 1877. She came to Coldwater, Kansas, in 1888, and taught school in the city and county for four years, and came with her brother, F. H. Hamilton, to this city in October 1893. In
December 1895 she went to Woodward, O. T., and was married December 9, 1895, to E. M. Weeden. She died at her home near Woodward, January 11, 1897, never recovering after the birth of her babe. The little one died January 2nd and the friends thought it best not to show her the body, but she insisted that God would give her the strength, and after reading the Bible and a prayer, she consigned it to his keeping. While she was
only married 13 months, she had in that short time made many friends in that new country who envied her the happy home that she had by her own handiwork helped to create. Of a loving, cheerful disposition she was
never happier than when the sick, afflicted or needy, and her love for children was one of the passions of her life, and no child, white or black, ever passed her without a good natured challenge. Her mother dying when she was only 12 years of age, and she being the oldest girl, was mother to her brothers and sister. Some time before her marriage she had requested that when she should die that, "Asleep in Jesus" and "Meet Me At The Fountain," two of her favorite songs should be sang at her funeral and that her tombstone should have the following inscription: "I found sweet rest and a peaceful happiness when I gave up all and followed Thee," and "I have tried to lay up treasures in Heaven." The deceased as Miss Hamilton was well and favorably known by many of our citizens and they join the afflicted husband and family in mourning her loss. The blow falls heavily upon her brother, F. H. Hamilton and his family, she having made her home with them for years. The remains of Mrs. Weeden were brought to her brother's home in this city and the funeral was held from the Methodist church Wednesday, attended by a large circle of friends.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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