Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Obituary of Rebecca Pierce, Richmond (Indiana) Item, June 27, 1893

Recently came across the obituary of my maternal 4th-great grandmother, Rebeccca (Page) Pierce, in the Richmond (Indiana) Item.  Rebecca was the widow of Francis Smalley Pierce.


Obituary of Rebecca Pierce
Richmond (Indiana) Item
June 27, 1893, page 1
Mrs. Rebecca Pierce, widow of Francis Pierce and sister of John C. Page of this city, died yesterday at 12 o'clock, at the home of A.O. Pierce, her son, near Greensfork.  Funeral at Sugar Grove on Wednesday, June 28, at 10 a.m. Services at the house by Rev. Colvin.  Her father moved to this city sixty-eight years ago.

The A.O. Pierce listed in the obituary was her son, Albert Orlando Pierce.  This obituary confirms that her maiden name was Page, and helps collaborate a bit of the history previously blogged about of the Pierce family.

I'm still working off and on on the origins of the Page family - who I believe to be Quaker - and that Rebecca's father was also named John.  I'm still trying to tie all of the members of the family together.  The brother, John C. Page, was a noted police detective of Richmond, Indiana and a friend of the governor, Oliver P. Morton.

The burial plot of Francis and Rebecca at the Sugar Grove cemetery was also the subject of a previous post.

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