St. Charles (Kane County, Illinois) Chronicle, March 13, 1903. Mrs. Laura Richmond -- Obituary. "Blessed are the dead, who die in the Lord." The truth of this utterance of our Savior was never better exemplified than in the recent death of Mrs. Laura Richmond of this city, who departed this life on the evening of Sunday, March 1st, at the ripe age of 85 years, 47 of which were spent in our own beautiful city of St. Charles. Mrs. Richmond, when a young girl and while residing in Lee, Massachusetts, experienced religion, became a member of the Congregational church of that city, later on a member of the Edwards Congregational church of Northampton. She was born in Warren county, Connecticut, in the year 1818, was married to Stephen Richmond at Lee in 1839, resided there until 1852, when the family removed to Northampton, at which place they remained until 1854, removing from thence to the city of Appleton, Wis., where they resided the ensuing two years. During the summer of 1856 they became residents of St. Charles. During their stay in Appleton, Mrs. Richmond united with the Presbyterian church of that city, and on taking up her residence here she again affiliated with the church of her adoption, and since that time to the day of her decease was well known as a consistent, earnest Christian.
Four children were born of the marriage, James Franklin, Catherine Gillett -- wife of N.H. Merrill, -- Edward Alonzo and Mary Grace, the latter of whom died in infancy.
The entire community sympathizes with the family in their affliction. (Posted as a courtesy, not related.)