Elias Mallory Obituary
submitted by Fawn Wood

 

Elias died January 2, 1860 while living with his son George W. Mallory in Bureau County, IL. The following is his obituary:

Died, in Bureau County, IL, January 2, 1860, Elias Mallory, aged 89 years, 8 mos, 6 days.

Father Mallory was born in Rutland County, VT, April 26, 1770. He was converted to God at the age of 28 years, when he gave his name to the M.E. Church. In the year 1800 he united in holy matrimony with Miss Tamar Bull, who also was a member of the M.E. Church. After living together for some years in the State of their nativity, they moved to Canada, but soon returned to the home of their youth, until about the year 1837, when they left for the State of New York. Here they resided about seven years, when, about the year 1844, they migrated to the State of Illinois and located in Marshall County. Here, in the year 1851, sister Mallory* went home to her reward in Heaven, while the companion of her youth was left to tread alone the rugged path of life, amid the twilight shade of his day.

Since that time, he continued his residence in Marshall County, up to the spring of 1858, when he removed with his son G.W. Mallory, to Bureau County. Here he fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. His remains were conveyed to the cemetery near Henry, Marshall County, where he sleeps by the side of his companion and eldest son**.

The occasion was improved by the writer, from Job 14: xiv. Ending his Christian warfare, (of over 61 years) in connection with the Church of his choice, he went, triumphantly, to his reward.

Edward Frasmuth(?)
Senachwine, IL, January 5, 1860

 

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*This would have been his wife Fanny they were referring to, as Tamar died in the 1830s in VT.

**Elias is buried near his son Hiram in Marshall Co., IL, probably in Henry Cemetery.

(There seem to quite a few errors in this, but that is not unusual depends always on who wrote it and what they actually knew or thought they knew...Fawn Wood)

 

 


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