Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Well Known and Respected Lady Dies After Illness of a Few Days - Aged 72 Years


   Mrs. Josephine C. Cary, widow of the late John Cary, died at the Oxford Hospital, Thursday, February 22, aged 72 years.

   About a week before her death Mrs. Cary was taken ill and it was thought best that she be taken to the hospital where she could receive the care her case needed.  For a while she seemed to be improving but later her condition changed rapidly and her death followed.

   Mrs. Cary was the daughter of Orrin and Susan Gifford Converse.  She was born in the town of Coventry December 18, 1850.  She was twice married, her first husband being George Williams of Oxford.  In 1885 she was united in marriage with John R. Cary.  They made their home on the Cary farm situated partially within the village and on its western border.  Mr. Cary died in 1912.

   Mrs. Cary was a woman whose chief care was to make a home for her son.  Her first thoughts always were for him and the home.  She was a member of the Congregational church of this village and during her earlier years gave considerable of her time advancing its interests.  She is survived by her son, Robert, who resides on the homestead, and her niece, Mrs. S. E. Hume, of Minneapolis, Minn.

   Her funeral service, conducted by the Rev. John M. Chambers, was held at the Congregational chapel Saturday afternoon.  The body was placed in the vault at Riverview cemetery.


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