Susan Rutledge


Mrs. Susan Ann (Epperson) Rutledge, an aged and highly respected resident who fell on Feb. 9 and fractured her hip, passed away from the effects of same on Tuesday Feb 19, 1924 at 1:15 o'clock. All that loving hands or skilled help could do , was done for her comfort, but she gradually failed and passed away as above stated.

Susan Ann, daughter of Squire and Malinda (Hurtt) Epperson was born in Green Castle, Ind. February 29, 1836 and passed away at her late home in Adair, Ill. at 1:15 o'clock Feb. 19, 1924 at the advanced age of 87 years 11 months and 29 days.

Deceased with her two sisters were berefted of their parents when small children, and she was taken to Kentucky where she was given a home with an uncle with whom she resided until sixteen years of age, when she, with her relatives, came to Illinois making the trip which was a long tiresome one, in covered wagons. They located in this county (McDonough) and two years later on Oct 20, 1854 she united in marriage to John Rutledge who passed away Feb 25, 1903.

To them were born nine sons and five daughters, of these four sons and one daughter remain to mourn the loss of a loving mother. They are Wallace Ambrose of Adair, Ill, William Harvey of Bloomington Nebr., Agnes Lavona Miner of Table Grove, Ill., Walter Harry of Adair, Ill. and Martin E of Blue Island, Ill. The deceased: Florence E, Eva, Emma Lodema, unnamed twin sister of Wallace Ambrose, Franklin S, Richard A, George Robert, Lowery Elmer and John. Besides the large family this noble mother reared to womanhood two nieces, Mrs. Susan Zinn of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Priscilla Swartzbaugh of Bushnell, Ill., who grew to lover her as their own mother. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, one being deceased, and five great grand children one being deceased.

[hand copied by Virgil R. Foster Sr. Feb 15, 1981 and given to Diane]


(Unknown newspaper, Feb. 1924, submitted by Diane Herd)



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