Elizabeth McClintock

 

Elizabeth Ann McClintock was born in Ohio, May 1, 1830. She was the daughter of William and Anna McClintock and came with her parents to this state when a small child. At first they settled near Vermont, but in 1849 removed to Eldorado Township where they made their home. She was the oldest of nine children of whom only three survive. They are: Mrs. J. N. Foster of Eldorado Township; Mrs. H. H. Smith in Schuyler, Nebr. and Mrs. Rebecca L. Hills of Wichita, Kansas. The deceased was married to William D. Foster, May 29, 1851. Eight children were born of this union. The living are Mrs. Francis Smith, Tindall, MO., Mrs. Anna M. Wetzel of Colchester and Holmes, L.C. and Harry of Table Grove. Mrs. Florence Bottenberg, Richard R and Martha L. preceded their mother to the life beyond. Besides these children, there were 34 grandchildren, 27 of whom are living and 56 great grandchildren, 53 of whom are living and who must mourn the passing of one whose loving interest has meant so much to their lives.

Mrs. Foster was converted early in life, and with her husband became charter members of the Sugar Creek church in 1857, where she served God faithfully, Mr. Foster being a devoted elder and faithful supporter of the church. When in 1892, they removed to Table Grove, they again became charter members in helping to form a new church, the Presbyterian, for the worship of God in this place. Here her last years have been years of loyal service to God and loving ministry to others. Little wonder then that the Great Reaper found her smiling and looking him in the face she was so happy. For to depart and to be with Christ and with those she loved was very far better.

(Macomb Daily Journal, Sep. 9, 1957, submitted by Lewis Wetzel)


 

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