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Addie Jane Henshaw (born Seely)


Gender: Female

Date of Birth: September 17, 1860

Date of Death: January 1, 1901

Death Place: White Hall, IL

Mrs. C.A. Henshaw

The neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Henshaw were greatly surprised and grieved Tuesday morning to hear of the sudden death of the latter at her home four miles west of Whitehall.    She had been troubled with headache the past few days and had taken headache powders for relief.

The reflection from the fire in the stove on the mirror startled Mr. Henshaw in the night, and thinking the house was on fire, gave the alarm and springing out of bed fell to the floor.    This alarm startled Mrs. Henshaw also and she fell in a faint, but apparently recovered from the effect.    Her head still ached at getting up time and she took another powder, conversed and even laughed at some pleasantry.    In a few minutes she became worse, her tongue paralyzed and she passed away at about eight o’clock, twenty minutes after the arrival of a physician who did all he could to restore her, but to no avail.

Addie J. Seely was born Sept. 17, 1860, daughter of Judge and Mrs. A. S. Seely.    A husband, three small children and a number of brothers and sisters survive.

She was a kind and good woman, a tender, loving wife and mother, and had almost, if not all acquaintances as friends.    It is sad to see one cut down so suddenly in the prime of life, depriving little ones of the love and care of a mother.   This is one of the mysteries of life we cannot fully understand.    It does not accord with our desires or hopes.    Our hearts go out in sympathy to the afflicted ones, who suffer as we have suffered.    We cannot comfort them.    They must turn to the giver of life and all good and perfect gifts for help.    Mr. Henshaw and little children certainly have the sympathy of us all in their great loss and sore affliction.

The funeral conducted by Rev. A. N. Simmons took place from the home at 10 a.m. Thursday.    The Duncan Sisters were present and sang a number of selections.    The remains, followed by a long funeral procession, were conveyed to the Whitehall cemetery and laid at rest.

Published in a local newspaper

[Daughter of SGS # 2328 – Addie Jane; Anthony Stewart (#2328); Guy (#835); Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]

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