“Freeport Journal Standard” June 7, 1927 p6 c6 (Illinois)
MRS. JOHN S. LAW, 86, PASSES AWAY
RESIDENT OF STEPHENSON COUNTY SINCE INFANCY – FUNERAL WEDNESDAY
Mary Elizabeth Law, widow of John S. Law, passed away at 6 o’clock Monday afternoon at the home of her graddaughter Mrs. M.E. Hutmacher, at Elleroy, where she had made her home for the past few months, death following an illness of ten days.
The deceased was born in Union county, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1841, and was the daughter of Daniel and Margaret Kryder, and came to Stephenson County when buy six weeks of age, making the trip westward in a “prairie schooner” and has resided in this county for 86 years, being the last of a family of nine children.
A sister, Mrs. Susan E. Carl preceded her in death four years ago. Three daughters and one son survive to mourn the mother’s death: Mrs. John P. Smith, Byronm Ill.; Mrs. Luther N. Nixon, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Lillian V. Hitchcock, Oregon, Ill.; and Byron Law, Cedarville. Two other children preceded her in death some years ago.
Twenty grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren also survive the deceased.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of her son, Byron Law at Cedarville, the Rev., N. J. Collins of the Methodist Church, officiating, six grandsons of the deceased will act as pall bearers. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery.