Hurst, Mrs. Mary
WOMAN DIES AT AGE OF 96
Mrs. Mary Hurst Passes Away at Her Home in Wellsville
Mrs. Mary Hurst, aged 96 years, died yesterday morning (Feb. 13, 1907) at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Mills, in
She had been ill for only one week with an attack of grip, but this in connection wither age was sufficient to cause her summons to the ? resting place.
Mrs. Mary Hurst was born
The husband of the deceased died about 25 years ago in Wellsville and was buried in Spring Hill cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Hurst came to this country in 1848 and first located at
Mrs. Hurst was a member of the Society of Friends, better known as the Quakers, and was a great reader of religious papers and magazines. She also kept herself well posted on the passing events of the day and her memory made her a very excellent conversationalist. She had a son, William, who served four years in the war of the Rebellion. During this war Mrs. Hurst did the best she could in the way of knitting socks and otherwise encouraging the Union soldiers. At one time she purchased the entire stock of an Irish peddler sot that he would have not reason not enlisting in the army.
Her memory, a short time before her death was so pronounced that she related the story of the enthusiam that was displayed in
The Rev. Robert Kell, of the St. Stephens Episcopal church,