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THE WESTERN STAR, 22 May 1908
Obituary of SAMANTHA LAVINA TESH
A FORMER COMANCHE CO. RESIDENT DEAD.

From the Camden (Ind.) Expositor of April 30 we learn of the death in that city of Mrs. Henry T. Tesh. Mr. and Mrs. Tesh were residents of Avilla tp., this county, for a number of years and are well remembered by many of the earlier settlers of the county. We quote as follows from the paper above referred to:

Samantha Lavina Tesh, daughter of Newton and Nancy M. Berryman, was born near Advance, Davis co., N. C., December 3, 1835. Her girlhood days were spent among the German Moravian sect at Winston, N. C. On April 4, 1858, she was united in marriage to Henry T. Tesh of the same city, near which place they resided until 1874 when they, with their two sons, came to
Indiana where they resided until April 1887, when they moved to Comanche co., Kans., residing there until August 1895, when they came to Camden, Ind. It was her privilege to be the mother of four children. A son, born April 14, 1860, died in infancy and a daughter, born March 22, 1878, having proceeded her to the Great Beyond. Two sons, Jordan A. and Ulysses E., and three grandchildren survive her. She was the last
survivor of seven. In her death, two sons realize that they have lost their best and truest friend, and mother. She was all that the term mother implies, and more, in so much as it was she who labored long and hard that her sons might have the advantages of a liberal education. The sons have been able to reciprocate and pay her in part, by caring for her as best they could in her declining years. Her relations with the M. E. church began in Carpenterville, Ind., in 1875, at which time she
united with the church. Because of physical infirmities she had not taken an active part in church work in Camden, further than depositing her letter with the local congregation. She departed this life on April 23, 1908, aged 72 years, 8 months and 20 days. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home, Rev. Faris officiating. Interment was made in Camden, cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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