A Pioneer Lady's Obituary. Emily Marion Baldwin was born at Port Clinton,Ohio, Jan. 4th, 1827,and died at;the home of her sister, Mrs. R. Meachem, near Lacarne, Ohio, June 23d, 1S95, aged 6S years, 5 mouths and IS days.
On March 16, 1854, she was united in marriage to Mr. Kirk Knight, of Port ' Clinton, but in less than eight months— t Nov. 14th, 1854, she was left a widow. I;
She was married again May 6:b, 1856, to ' j Mr. James Baldwin, of Port Oiinton, with ! i whom she lived until D^e. 18, 1874, when he I j was called before; her widowed life cover- ■ ing a period of more than 20 years.
During the last 16 years of Mr. Baldwin's life he was a helpiess invalid, but his faith¬ ful wife was constantly by his side to minister to his necessities.
Of her last marriage was born one child, a daughter, Luuella, upon whom was lav- , ished ah the care aud sacrifice that par-! entai hands could bestow, m education i aud other directions, expecting her to be the comfort of last days. But Louella was called before her mother, and her last nrop of comfort was suddenly taken away, on Oct. 13, 1892. £,~3l.§~I$tf5'
In her declining health, and to her sor¬ rowing heart, was added new cares, for Louella left four tender buds, the children of her marriage to Mr. John G-ordou ; these little ones wtr-.' the objects or her anxious and thoughtful eare up to her last mo^ mente. May God carefully guard these little ones, and raise up loving hands to guide them successfully through the slippery paths of youth.
Besides the four grand children, there remains to mourn her loss four si.sters,Mrs. Elian Knight and Mrs. Mary Hiueline, of Elmon-: Mrs. Rachel Meachem, of Lacarne; and Mrs. Lydia Harrison, of Oak Harbor.
Many in teres tinir incidents in connec¬ tion with her life may be mentioned. Sixty-eight years have seen many changes iu Ottawa county.
When Emily was but nine years old two itinerant Methodist preachers, Rays. Kellmo. and Kueer, opened meetings in the vicinity of her father's home. The entire family were brought into the church, and the father became the first class leader of what was known as the Erie class, now part of the Licarne church. Iu that early day the preaching was in the homes of different persons, aud Emily's home was one of the preaching places. Thus was she brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. For nearly 50 years has she b;en a faithful member of the church of her youthful choice.
For the past four years her constantly failing health has not permitted her to I enjoy the privileges of the sanctuary, but i ber heart was always with God's people I whenever they met to worship. The pastor I found spiritual profit in his calls upon her, I as he listened to her testimony of trust j and confidence in God, and her desire to live for those whom she loved; and a'ter reading from the Huly Word, aud offaring a prayer to the kind Father of us all, the tears could he seen, bati.ing her cheeks, | mingled tears ot sorrow and of Christian
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