Newspaper Unknown - August 24, 1927

Woman, 70, Dies Result of Fall
Mrs. Delia Mott, 70 years old, one of the early residents of Athens, died at 7 o'clock last night at St. John's hospital, as a result of a fall, August 13, when she slipped and fell at her home and sustained a broken left hip.

Mrs. Mott had stepped out the front door of her home when she slipped and fell to the floor. Members of the family rushed to her aid and she was brought to the hospital. She at first showed improvement but later, because of her age, complications set in and death followed.

Born in Menard county, June 13, 1857, the daughter of George and Maria Cresse, Mrs. Mott was brought to Sangamon county by her parents, who settled near Sherman. In 1881 she became the wife of Allen Mott, and the couple located at Athens and have remained there since.

Mrs. Mott was a worker in the Methodist church at Athens and is well known in Sangamon county.

She is survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Van Wormer, Athens, Mrs. Helen Culver, Sweetwater, and Olive and Ila, at home; one son, Harold, also at home and one brother, M. W. Cresse, Elwood.

Remains were removed to the residence and funeral arrangements will be completed later. An inquest into Mrs. Mott's death will be held this week by Deputy Coroner R. L. Stubbs.

Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett


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