Mercy Powers Greene obituary

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Friday, February 16, 1900
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Mercy Beebe, born Feb. 10, 1821, at Chittenden, Vt. In company with her parents, she moved to New York in 1833. She was then twelve years old. For thirteen years, on what was then the frontier, she, with willing hands, caressed the brow of mother and wiped the unwanted tears from tired father's cheeks. At the age of 25 she married Calvin G. Powers September 9th, 1846. In company with her husband they moved to Union, Wis., the same fall. Of this union five girls and three boys were born.

In the year 1854 they came to Minnesota, settling close to where her earthly body is now at rest. Minnesota was then the wild west the Red Men were here, but mother with her little flock braved the storms of many winters with those same loving hands, helping those in need in the pioneer days of the '50's. She has always been that loving, self-denying mother. Her first husband died July 11th, 1859, and was laid to rest in the Enterprise cemetery.

She married Horace Green, who still survives her, at Albert Lea, September 13th, 1864. Since that time she has lived in Mower county.

She leaves to mourn her loss, besides a host of friends, an aged husband and seven children, Caleb Powers, Guy Powers and Mrs. Ella Pace of Lyle; Charlie Powers, Oregon, Wisconsin; Aurora Stockwell, Annett Felch and Idell French of Austin, also twenty-seven grand children, six great grand children and three sisters, Mrs. Rolfe and Lott of Austin and Mrs. Rawley of Evansville, Wisconsin.

Yes mother is dead!

While many hearts are aching
These words a comfort bring.
O grave, where is thy victory?
O death, where is thy sting?