Elizabeth Ann HENDERSON, oldest child of George and Sarah HENDERSON, was born on 15 November 1843 in Columbiana County, OH. She and passed away at 10 o'clock on 1 November 1933 at her home in Cameron, Clinton County, MO, after an early pilgrimage of nearly 90 years.
When nine years of age, Elizabeth came with her parents from Ohio and they located in Caldwell County, Missouri.
On 18 February 1864, she married Greenup B. WILHOIT. In 1867, after the Civil War had closed, they went to housekeeping in a little one-room log cabin in Clinton County, Missouri, eight miles southeast of Cameron. Two years later, they purchased a farm, just across the road and for 52 years this was her home.
To this union there were born fourteen children, seven boys and seven girls.There remain of this family, two children: George H. WILHOIT and Mrs. Minnie (Wilhoit) DOBBINS both of Cameron, MO, the husband and twelve children having preceded her...
She is also survived by 18 grandchildren: Len, Glen, and Russell WILHOIT, Kansas City, KS; Mrs. Elgie KEENER, Columbus, KS; Oliver and Harold WILHOIT and Mrs. Mary GURLIE, all of Hamilton, MO; Mrs. George HOWSER and Boyle WILHOIT, Cameron, MO; Herman KORNEMAN, Mirabile, MO; Mrs. Sherman HANKINS, Hamilton, MO; Mrs. Elmer ROGERS, Osborn, MO; Roy, Elizabeth, and Charles DOBBINS, Cameron, MO; Mrs. Sylvester HAHN and Gustav LOHMAN, Cameron, MO; together with 17 great- grandchildren.
In 1921 she moved to Cameron, Missouri, where she resided at the time of her passing.
On 5 March 1896 she joined the Christian Church at Plum Creek and later transferred her membership to the Cameron Christian Church where for many years she has been a faithful and active member up until her last illness.
She was among Cameron's oldest residents, loved and respected by all who knew her.She was a noble Christian mother, so typical of the early pioneers, always denying herself for her loved ones. Her friends were a great pleasure to her and always with a smile were they welcomed into her hospitable home.She loved the church and its ministers. It was a pleasure to her to read good books, her Bible, alone with God, and Daily ALter being her constant companion...
She had been in failing health for several years but was able to go about her home and was not confined to her bed until a few weeks ago, however up until a few hours of her passing, she was conscious of her loved ones around her...
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