Sunday, August 17, 2008

Susan Elizabeth Elliott Boyd obit.

as posted on Harrison County GenWeb

Submitted by: Deb Dailey (
Source: Unknown Newspaper and Date

Susan E. Elliott was born October 7, 1864 in Tippicanoe County, Indiana, and passed away at her home December 26, 1859, at 9:25 p.m. at the age of 95 years, 2 months, and 19 days. The family moved from Indiana to Iowa in 1869 and from then on to Missouri in 1870.
She was married to Santford C. Boyd on January 12, 1884, and to this union ten children were born. Maude Maroney, Cora Axsom, Alva Boyd, Alfred Boyd, Daisy Axsom, Gilbert Boyd, Mamie Flanagan, Edith King, Madge Hamilton, and Clark Boyd.

Mrs. Boyd was a grandmother many times over, having twenty four grandchildren, 73 great grandchildren, and 24 great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters Mrs. Dove Moore and Gerogie Meadows.

Her husband and three children have preceeded her in death. She was baptized into the Christian Church at Fairview, by uncle Billie Moore& had remained steadfast to her faith ever since, attending church even more than her feeble strength would allow. She now leaves to mourn her passing, many endearing friends and a host of relatives.

Life's labor done, as sinks the day
Light from it's load the spirit flies;
While heaven and earth combine to say,
"How blest the righteous, when he dies!"

Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me,
And may there be no moaning at the bar, when I put out to sea,
Twilight and evening bell, and after that the dark,
And may there be no sadness of farewell, when I embark.
And though from out our borne of time and place, the flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face, when I have crossed the bar.

Services were held from the Christian Church in Cainsville, Tuesday afternoon December 29, 1959 at 2:00 o'clock, with the Rev. Glenn Wilson officiating. Mrs. Orel Hrdlicka and Mrs. Helen Bauer sang "Does Jesus Care", "God Will Take Care of You", and "Asleep in Jesus". accompanied at the piano by Mrs. W.S. Colville.
Pallbearers were Harold Flanagan, Warren Boyd, William Boyd, Harley Flanagan, Julian Heitz, and James Boyd.
Flower bearers were Mrs. Julian Heitz, Mrs. Slyvia Flanagan, Helen Dingman, Beatrice Boyd, Nadine Boyd, and Ruth Dale.
Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery, E.J. Stoklasa, Mortician, in charge.

Card of thanks
Our heartfelt thanks to all who extended comforting sympathy and help in our recent sorrow. For the beautiful service, floral offerings and other kindnesses, we are deeply grateful.
Cora Axsom and family
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Boyd and family
Daisy Axsom and family
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Boyd and family
Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Flanagan and family
Mr. and Mrs. Cliff King and family
Mr. and Mrs. Clark Boyd
Melvin Maroney and family.


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