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Mary Ann (WILCOX) DOWELL, d. May 1875

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Mary Ann (WILCOX) DOWELL, d. May 1875

Posted: 1 Mar 2013 5:25PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: DOWELL, WILCOX, SAWYER
Found this obituary while I was searching for another; I am not related to this family--just passing some information along in case it may be of help to someone (the two sources conflict somewhat):

Byron Items--Sad Death of a Young Bride
Three weeks ago, April 27th, while Mrs. Mary DOWELL, a young married lady, sixteen years old and but two months a bride, was helping her mother make soap, her clothes took fire and were burned entirely off from her. Her father, Mr. WILCOX, in trying to save his daughter burned his hands and wrists fearfully. It was not thought, at the time, that Mrs. DOWELL could live more than a day or two, but she lived till Saturday last, dying happy at 11 o'clock a.m. She was remarkably patient through her sufferings for they were fearful. Yesterday the funeral was held at the Lovejoy school house, Elder SAWYER officiating. Her parents and husband have the sympathies of all. At the time of the accident to the deceased a load of household goods was standing at her father's door ready to be taken to her new home that was to be. Such is life. We know not what a day may bring forth.
[The Owosso Weekly Press [Shiawassee Co., MI] Weds. 26 May 1875, p3.]

From the MI Genealogical Death Indexing System:
Mary Ann DOWELL
Date of death: 17-May-1875
Ledger Page: 89
Record Number: 1467
Place of death: Vernon
County of Death: Shiawassee
Sex: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Age: 14 years 8 days
Cause of Death: Burned to Death
Birthplace: Canada
Occupation: Housekeeper
Father's Name: Stephen WILCOX
Father's Residence: MI
Mother's Name: Elizabeth WILCOX
Mother's Residence: MI
Date of record: 12-Jun-1876

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