Mercy Chandler obituary

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Wednesday, April 11, 1906
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At her residence on Oakland avenue, Tuesday afternoon, April 10, 1906, of paralysis, Mrs. David L. Chandler, aged 64 years. She was stricken with paralysis April 2 and did not rally but steadily failed.

Mercy Etta Burgess was the daughter of Jonathan and Oril Burgess. She was born in Mechanic's Grove, Ill., Feb. 5, 1842. The family came to Lime Springs, Iowa, in the spring of 1858 and to Lyle township in the spring of 1861. She was married at the family home in Lyle Sept. 23, 1863, to Mr. Chandler, Rev. Tice officiating. They went at once to live on his farm south of Cedar City and there they resided until they moved to Austin in 1895.

Seven children were born to them, one of them Mrs. Amy Corneveaux being dead. The husband and six children survive. The children are Mrs. Eva Burgess, Rogers, N. D.; Mrs. Anna Beltz, Pingree, N. D.; Herman on the old homestead, Austin township; Mrs. Lillie Clark, Brownsdale; Mrs. Nora Carll, Waltham; Mrs. Nellie Hemer, Austin. Deceased has two brothers and three sisters surviving. Of these are Mrs. L. D. Carter of this city, Mrs. Emma Neild now in California and Rev. C. W. Burgess of Lime Springs, Iowa.

Mrs. Chandler was a member of the M. E. church. She was a faithful wife and mother, a good neighbor and a true and highly esteemed friend. She will be sincerely mourned in a large circle outside of the home circle where she was loved so dearly.

Prayer by Rev. G. W. Lutz will be read at the house at 10:30 Thursday morning and the body will be taken to the old home south of Cedar City for formal services conducted by Rev. A. Cressey.