Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Death Notice : Caroline Bishop (Woolston) Chew, 1879

The Weekly Republican (Plymouth, Indiana), 6 Mar 1879, page 3
Located the death notice of my paternal 3rd-great grandmother, Caroline Bishop (Woolston) Chew (1826-1879) at in The Weekly Republican of Plymouth, Indiana March 6, 1879 edition.

The notice reads:

Mrs. Chew, wife of Dr. A.C. Chew, died of lung fever on the 26th of February.  She was teaching school in the township when stricken down with the fever.  At her request her remains were taken to Ohio for interment.  The Dr. accompanied by three of his sons, started on the sad journy Saturday.
The paper has a typographical error, her husband was Dr. E.C. Chew (Ezekiel Cooper), often listed as E.C. Chew in records.  Lung fever is another name for pneumonia.

This notice cleared up a bit of confusion I had regarding her death - I had thought she might have died in Ohio, as she is buried in Darke County, Ohio where the family had previously lived.  This article was entitled "West Township" and listed all of the tidbits of news, so it would appear that she died in West Township, Marshall County, Indiana.  Her death occurred prior to Indiana requiring death certificates.

I had previously written about the cemetery where she is buried.  Her small marker is along a row next to some of her grandchildren.  Perhaps that is why she wanted to be buried there.

No comments: