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Joseph & Lydia (Pumphrey) Pickett

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Re: Joseph & Lydia (Pumphrey) Pickett

Posted: 18 Apr 2012 6:50AM GMT
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Tipton Tribune
Tipton, Indiana
Wednesday
19 October 1921
Page 8

BODY AT KOKOMO
Remains of Mrs. Uhl Pickett Arrived
There Last Night

The remains of Mrs. Uhl Pickett,
who died at Dexter, Mo., several
days ago, arrived at Kokomo last
the message announcing the
death of the lady was received Mon-
day by Carl Pumphrey a brother,
living northwest of the city, but
there were no particulars as to the
cause of her death.
The funeral will be held Thursday
morning at 10 o'clock, in the New
Salem church, northwest of Hem-
lock. This is better known as the
Ridgeway church. Rev. George Fos-
ter, of this city, will officiate.

Kokomo Tribune
Kokomo, Indiana
Friday
21 October 1921
Page 6

Obituary
Lida (Pumphrey) Pickett, daughter
John and Louisa Pumphrey was
born in Howard county, Indiana,
June 23, 1883. Her father, four sisters
Fannie Elliott, Rosa Huston, Myrtle
Swope, Beryl Boring and one brother
Carl, survive her.
She grew up to womanhood in the
Lorts neighborhood and received her
education in that school. She married
Vileno a neighbor boy, who
with seven small children are mourning
the loss of a devoted wife and
mother.
A few years ago the family moved
to Missourl where they resided at the
time of her death. Her sickncss was
malaria of ten days duration. Growing
worse her relatives here were
notified. Three sisters hastened to
her bedside and nursed her through
the dying hours. They found her very
low yet cheerful and conscious. When
she saw them she exclaimed, "I am
so happy because you came." The
skill of the physician, the assistance
of kind neighbors, the caresses and
love of three sisters were unavailing.
Death enforced its claims.
Here, miles away from her homeland
on Oct. 16, 1921 she passed
away, ago 38 years, 9 months and 23
days.
Lida lived among us we knew well,
so gentle and kind, such a jolly disposition,
so loving and fair with her associates,
sharing at all times with
their her joys and hopes, holding them
as friends by her sunny disposition
and true womanly worth.
As a wife she was faithful and true,
performing her duties cheerfully, as a
mother she was devoted to her children,
sacrificed her life for them,
never too weary, never complaining.
She met death a heroine. She knew
that she must die and reconciled her-
self to her fate, she gave her babe to
her sister Rosa, and in the throes of
death she said, "It will not be long till
I'll hold your hands no more." In a
few moments she was gone.
A feeling of sadness overcame us
when we look upon this mother and
remember her seven motherless chil-
dren. We wonder why, yet we are
comforted in the thought that as she
lived and met death perfectly con-
scious all is well.
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