Elizabeth J. McAnow Padgham, d. 1898, St. Charles, Ill.
By kay November 19, 2009 at 02:01:12
St. Charles (Ill.) Chronicle, April 29, 1898
Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Padgham, wife of St. Charles photographer E(verett) B. Padgham, died at one o'clock Sunday morning from peritonitis, aged thirty five years six months and twenty days.
Elizabeth Jane McAnow was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. Oct. 4, 1862 and was united in marriage to E.B. Padgham in Columbus, Wisconsin, Aug. 30, 1893. She met her husband first at Wheaton where she was engaged at school teaching. Immediately after the marriage the young couple came to St. Charles, where Mr. Padgham was already established as a photographer and began housekeeping. They made a brave fight together to get a start in the world and wer beginning to reap the rewards of honest endeavor when death came to her.
Previous to death the ante-mortem rites of the Catholic church were administered by Rev. Father Stack.
The remains were taken to Columbus, Wisconsin, on Monday evening, where (they were) interred in the McAnaw family lot.
Deceased leaves to mourn her loss a sorely bereaved husband and two little sons, Francis, aged three years and eight months and Edward aged (missing) three months.
The funeral services were held at Columbus, solemn high mass having been said on Tuesday.
The deceased was a conscientious, faithful wife and mother - a woman devoted to her home and the interests of her family and greatly respected in her circle of friends.
Mr. Padgham desired the Chronicle to return thanks to the friends who have shown him kindness during the sad affairs of the past week.
Posted as a courtesy - not related. Note: the two spellings of McAnow/McAnew are as shown in the obit.