From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
MRS. JAMES PIERCY JUNE 25, 1897
Mrs. James Piercy passed away at the home of her husband, on the south side of town, on Sunday evening, June 2, of heart disease. For a long time she had been in poor health, and during the past winter had at times been in a very precarious condition. Her death was very sudden, as she had been enjoying as good health as usual up to a few minutes before her death. Jane Gordon was born at Works, England, on June 9, 1829, and was married to James Piercy on March 4, 1848, coming to America in May of the same year. The family has resided in this vicinity for many years, having lived near Piper City prior to coming to this village a number of years ago. Mrs. Piercy leaves to mourn her death her husband, six children, one brother and many friends. The funeral was held from the residence on Wednesday morning, Rev. Allison of the Presbyterian church at Piper City, assisted by Rev. I.W. Kimberling, of the Baptist church of this city, officiating, and the interment took place at the Piper City cemetery.