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THE WESTERN STAR, 24 August 1900
Obituary of ELIZABETH ELLINGTON
Elizabeth Ellington

Ellington - At the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Burnett, in Hymer, Chase-co, Kans., on Friday, August 17, 1900, Elizabeth Ellington, wife of D. W. Ellington, of Protection, Kans.

The deceased was born February 28, 1843, at Waynesville, DeWitt-co., Illinois and was therefore 57 years, 5 months and 19 days of age at the time of her death. She and her husband were early settlers in
Comanche-co., coming here in 1885 and settling in Protection where they continued to live.

Mrs. Ellington had been a sufferer for some time from
cancer, and the immediate cause of her death was thought to be cancer of the stomach. Her suffering was intense, but during it all she never complained. The beautiful trait of Christian fortitude and resignation was well illustrated in her life and especially in her sufferings. She was a woman of strong character, lovable dosposition, keen perception, rare patience and Christ-like forbearance. She was always cordial to her
neighbors true to her friends and affectionate and untiring in her ministry to the needy, and especially to her loved ones. She was a faithful member of the M. E. church at Protection. Her momory will ever be cherished by surviving relatives and friends as an incentive to better living and as an exemplification of pure Christian life. She was not afraid to die-her hope was anchored in Jesus as her Savior, therefore her death was peaceful and triumphant.

A sorrowing husband mourns the loss of a faithful wife, a safe counselor and an ever devoted companion. Three children, also, feel keenly the loss of a loving mother-one son, Will Ellington, of Pearl, Oklahoma, and two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Burnett, of Hymer, Chase-co. and Miss Mamie Ellington.

The funeral services were conducted Sunday by Rev. C. M. Gray, of Coldwater, after which interment took place in the city cemetery at Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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