Omro Journal Thursday, December 18, 1884 p. 1 Mrs. Slocum’s funeral was held from her last residence, on Saturday forenoon, and the remains taken to Utica for burial. Died. SLOCUM -- On Thursday morning, Dec. 11, 1884, of valvular disease of the heart.Mrs. Eliza Slocum, aged 63 years, 5 mos. and 22 days.
Omro Journal Thursday, January 1, 1885 p. 1 Obituary. Died, at her home in Omro, Dec. 10th, at midnight, Mrs. Eliza Slocum, aged 63 years, 5 months, and 22 days. She was a native of Canaan, New York, and came to this state when the country was new.She was the widow of Richard Slocum, who died only a year and a half before her.For many years they lived on their farm in this town, and their house was a welcome home for clergymen on their travels and during their labors in the early history of this section of country. Mrs. Slocum has been a professed christian and member of the M. E. church since her early womanhood, and her daily life has been a perpetual and impressive example of a consistent and zealous follower of her Lord and Savior.Through a faithful reliance upon the promises of God to his children, she was enabled to endure with most wonderful patience the extreme suffering of incurable disease.Her death was caused by valvular disease of the heart, which was the result of an attack of rheumatism, about one year ago. She finished her work on earth, made the arrangements for her funeral, and waited with resignation for the time of her release. “How blest the righteous when he dies!Which sinks a weary soul to rest.”