|Obituary: SHE FELL ASLEEP - Sudden Death Last Wednesday Evening
of Mrs. Ananias Richmond - Very unexpected and carrying a message of sadness
to many hearts was the death at her home in this boro at 7 o’clock last
Wednesday evening, August 24th of Hannah Strange, beloved wife of Mr. Ananias
Richmond. A few days of indisposition were followed on Wednesday morning
by extreme pain and nausea, a recurrence of an old stomach trouble, which
in turn gave way about noon to a comatose state from which she never rallied.
Calmly, peacefully she slept on until just after the evening shadows had
fallen her spirit took its flight. Mrs. Richmond was one of seven children
of Marcus and Hannah Strange, sturdy New Englanders who came to Grays Valley;
SullivanTownship, at an early day. She was born April 28, 1830. In her
13th year she united with the Baptist Church, but at her marriage with
Mr. Richmond in 1869 with wifely devotion she transferred her membership
to the Methodist society of which she and her husband have ever since been
revered and staunch supporters. True to every Christian obligation, a devoted
wife and mother, a kind neighbor, her death is sincerely mourned. Besides
a husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. M. H. Shepard, and Nellie at home.
Two brothers and two sisters also survive her: Marcus Strange of Springfield,
Pa.; Joseph Strange of Grays Valley; Mrs. J. L. Rockwell of West Burlington,
Pa. and Mrs. R. H. Burley of Altus, Pa.The funeral was very largely attended
from the M. E.Church on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. E. J. Rosengrant officiating,
assisted by the Rev. Mr. Baldwin, of Germantown, Pa., and the Rev. L. M.
Gates of the First Baptist Church. The burial was in Hope Cemetery (Prospect
Cemetery). The bearers, all near neighbors, were Messrs W. W. Allen, G.
H. Shipman, Ira Wright, Freeman Gaylord, H. P. Gaige and Eli Jelliff.