Winchell: - At her home in Yorktown, Ill., on Monday, Jan. 16th, 1893, Mrs. L. Winchell, aged 78 years and 9 months.

Lama Elmendorf was born April 4, 1814, in Olive, Ulster Co. N.Y. She united with the Baptist church at the age of 16 and has been faithful to that church ever since. She was married to Joseph Winchell, Dec. 28th, 1830. Her husband died in 1875, leaving her a widow with nine children two having died before their father. She was a devoted wife, a faithful and loving mother. Seven children remain to mourn her loss.

The funeral services were held in the hall at Yorktown, Rev. Geo. A. Wells of the M.E. Church, of Tampico, officiated. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends who followed the remains to the cemetery.

(Buried: Yorktown-Fairfield Cemetery)

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Melva L. Taylor) 



Sister Laney Winchell was born in the state of New York, April 12th 1814, and died of dropsy at the home of her youngest son, E. Winchell, with whom she lived, near Yorktown Corners, in Henry Co., Ill., Jan. 16th 1893, aged 78 years, 9 months and 4 days.

She was a beloved member of the Barren Grove Church of Old School Baptists, and an old subscriber and constant reader of the Signs of the Times. While it has always been, and will continue to be, esteemed a great pleasure to have enjoyed her confidence and church fellowship, yet this is a trivial matter when compared with the gratification of having the assurance of her acceptance in the family of our heavenly Father. None were more delighted in hearing gospel preaching, conversing upon the all-important subject of salvation by grace, and singing the songs of Zion, one of her favorites being,

"I am a stranger here below,

And what I am 'tis hard to know,

I am so vile, so prone to sin,

I fear that I'm not born again."

Her home being about twenty-five miles from the place of her church meetings, she did not enjoy the privilege of meeting with her brethren as often as she desired. We are assured that she died as she had lived, trusting in the sure mercies of God.

Sister Winchell's maiden name was Elmendorf. She married Joseph, the brother of the late Elder Jacob Winchell, and by him became the mother of eleven children, eight of whom survive her, and with many other relatives, a multitude of friends, and the little church, deeply mourn her death. She united with the Old School Baptist Church of Olive, Ulster Co., N.Y., at the early age of sixteen, and was baptized by Elder Warren.

Her funeral occurred Jan. 18th, 1893, when she was placed beside her husband in the family cemetery, to sleep the sleep that knows no waking until God shall bid her arise.

"Say, Live forever, wondrous King,

Born to redeem, and strong to save;

Then ask the monster, Where's they sting?

And, Where's they vict'ry, boasting grave?

Elmwood, Ill., March 1, 1893 S. Ketchum

(Signs of the Times, Middletown, New York, March 15, 1893 - Wednesday, No. 11, submitted by Melva L. Taylor) 




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