Obituary for Mary Jackson New, 1921

From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), April 14, 1921, page 1:

Obituary — Mrs. Yuba New.
Mary Jackson New was born January 30, 1875 on the old Jackson farm in Dale township, Atchison county, and her whole life was spent in that immediate neighborhood. She was the youngest child of John and Mary Jackson, her father dying when she was only a year and a half old; her education was obtained at the Spring Valley school, and after attending Tarkio College, she taught school in her home neighborhood eight years.
On January 29, 1902, she was united in matrimony to Yuba New, and to this union were born four children, the first dying at birth. Those remaining are: Alma Elizabeth, Russell Edward, and Joseph Jackson. After they had been married less than a year, they moved to the farm which has been their home ever since and where she entered into rest April 6, 1921.

When she was a girl of nine years she went to England with her mother, where she was baptised in her mother’s old home church, Holy Trinity church at Langdale; she was confirmed in the first confirmation class held in St. Oswald’s church and of which she has always remained a faithful member.

In her childhood days she did all she could to make life as pleasant as possible for her widowed mother and for her brothers and sisters. In her school work she gave her pupils the best foundation possible for their future welfare, and many of her former pupils were present to pay their last sad rites of respect.

In the home she was a devoted wife and a good mother. Her whole life efforts were for the comfort and happiness of others.

The funeral services were conducted at St. Oswald’s church on April 8 by her former pastor, Rev. W. S. D. Lamont, now of Keokuk, Iowa, and her remains were interred in the Mt. Hope cemetery near Mound City. May her soul rest in peace. — Contributed.

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