Notes for Mary Ramsey
!Death notice in Waco newspaper: BOSTWICK - In Waco, Texas, June 15th, 1882, after an illiness of three weeks, Mrs. Mary Bostwick, wife of Mr. H. G. Bostwick.
She was born in Wythe county, Va., Sept. 26th, 1816. Her father, Mr. Thomas Ramsey, returned to Peoria County, Illinois, 1836. He was as esteemed ruling elder in the Brunswick church. He died in 1854. His widow, "Mother Ramsey," as she was long know, only preceded the daughter a few weeks, having died at Milford, Texas, on 18th of last April. She was a faithful and greatly beloved member of the Milford church for many years.
About the year 1888, the subject of this sketch made profession of faith and became a communicant in the Presbyterian church. She was married in the year 1840 to Harmon G. Bostwick, and for more than forty years they shared the cares and joys of domestic life, and walked together as desciples of their Lord. The husband being a ruling elder before removal to this State, has done faithful service in that honorable office for more than a quarter of a century in the Presbytery of Central Texas, first in the church at Milford, and for the past fifteen years at Waco.
The wife was a fit companion and helper to her husband. She was of a retiring nature, and her full worth could only be realized by those who knew her well. She was a true and earnest Christian, deeply read in God's Word, and possessed of a large fund of information acquired by many years of reading. Her accustomed place in the Sanctuary was never vacant except for good cause, and her Master's Kingdom and His people were dear to her.
She was fully persuaded that her sickness was unto death, but she feared no evil as she went into the valley, for her Lord was with her. Her end was peace. She was borne to her burial form the church in which she so long had waited on the Lord; her pastor, assisted by two other ministers who had long known and loved her conducting the service, the officers of the church acting as pall bearers, and a large procession of her fellow worshipers and other friends following to the grave. Her only daughter, herself the wife of a ruling elder, died sixteen years ago. Her only son survives to share with his stricken father the sorrow caused by this great bereavement.
! MC LENNAN COUNTY, TEXAS, CEMETERY RECORDS, VOL. III, OAKWOOD CEMETERY, WACO, TEXAS, page 56, records: Block 4, Lot 98, Mary Bostwick, Mother, wife of H. G., born in Virginia 23 Sep 1816, died in Waco 15 Jun 1882; age 65-8-23.
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