Mrs. Mary Grant Dies At Advanced Age
Mrs. Mary Grant, widow of the late Robert Grant, passed away at the home of her son, Ellis, at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning, April 26, 1938, at the age of 89 years and 16 days. On Sunday, April 10, Mrs. Grant celebrated her eighty-ninth birthday and enjoyed the day immensely, having had many callers, including mostly relatives.
While Mr. Grant's eyesight has been impaired for some time, and her general health was gradually failing, her last illness was quite sudden. It is understood that since the celebration of her birthday, a noticeable change took place in her physical condition.
The decedent was born near Cantrall, the daughter of Oliver Perry and
Elizabeth Council Canterbury, a member of a large family of children, consisting of eight daughters and two sons.
On August 3, 1875, she was united in marriage to Robert Grant in Sangamon
County. To this union six sons and one daughter were born, one son dying in infancy, two sons, Dr. O. P. and Dr. W. R. Grant of Easton, and one daughter, Florence Cantrall, passed away several years ago.
Surviving are three sons, Vernon of Sweetwater, and Ellis and Sydney of
Athens; two brothers, John of Cantrall and William Canterbury of Springfield; and three sisters, Mrs. Nell Dixon, Pasadena, California, Mrs. Myrtle Hamilton, Harristown, Illinois, and Miss Anna Canterbury, Springfield.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28, Rev. Donald Finley officiating. Interment was in Indian Point Cemetery.
Source: Athens Free Press, 29 April 1938