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➔ Ellen (Brady) Crampton - obituary


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Mitchell Daily Republic
  Obituary - Grandma Crampton,
Ellen Brady was born in Gwelph,
Canada, Dec 11th, 1822. She was
married to John Crampton, Feb,
1840. They moved to Madison, Wis.,
in 1865 and her husband died in
1877, and is buried in St. Raphael's
Cemetery at Madison, Wis.
 She moved to Davison Co., S.D.
in 1881, where she lived on her home-
stead until four years ago, when
she came to Ethan.

  She was the mother of thirteen
children, eleven of whom survive her.
They are, Mrs. Curran (Kate), T.H. (Thomas), P.H. (Patrick),
P.C. (Philip), Jas. (James?) and Eliza of this place,
John and Rose of Lyman Co., Mrs.
Maggie Phalon (Margret) of Dell Rapids,
Edward C. of Canada and Mary Ann
Sevan of Saginaw, Mich.

  She leaves one brother, Oiven (Owen)
Brady of Winnecona (Winneconne), Wis. and one
sister, Mrs James (Margret) Swan of Gwelph,
Canada, and a host of friends to
morun her departure, which took
place last Friday morning at nine
o'clock, after an illness of about two
weeks. The funeral services were held
in Holy Trinity Church of this city,
Sunday morning at 10:30. Father
Brones preached a beautify sermon
as was fitting for such a life, which
was "full of years of good deeds."
He said. "six thousand years has
proven that life is uncertain and that
death is certain and often comes as
a thief in the night. As a priest I have
been attending death beds for the past
twenty years, and have seen it come
to the infant, the schoolboy, the
strong men and to the aged. I have
seen it come in many ways, as I have
seen persons electrocuted, and hanged
and have seen death come when it
was a signal of distress, but Friday
morning after I had administered
the last Sacraments of Holy Church
I was death welcomed, as a
friend that was expected, who
was after all, but an Angel of God.
Mrs. Crampton was and always had
been a good women, and always
put her trust in Almighty God, and
I have no doubt but that she is at
peace in the home of sainted souls."


  We wish to publicly that all those
who so kindly assisted us during the
illness and death of our beloved

Eliza Crampton.

Date published:
January 11 1907

Found in the Mitchell Daily Republic

Donated By:
Doug Sommer
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