Mrs. Jane Fordyce was born in Greene county, Pa., June 16, 1811, and died at the residence
of her son, J. B. Fordyce, of Pine Bank, March 17, 1900, aged 88 years, 9 months and one day.
In 1829, she was married to Corbly Fordyce, and as a result of this union twelve children
were born, four of whom preceded her to the spirit world. In November, 1862, her husband
died, ever since she has remained a widow. The following children survive her: Mrs. John
Smith, Nettle Hill, Mrs. Thomas H. Smith, Urichsville, O., Dr. Garard Fordyce, Ancona,
Ills., J. B. and J. G. Fordyce, Pine Bank, Mrs. Joshua Rice, New Freeport, Mrs. Wm. Huffman
and Homer C. Fordyce, of Bluff. The deceased was a consistent member of the Bethel M. P.
church and was highly respected and universally esteemed. Her piety was never called in
question and her life was more than leaves of mere profession - it bore christian fruit.
Grandmother's christianity was not a sham, but reality. On the 19th inst. her body was
laid to rest in the family burying ground to await the ressurrection morn. The funeral
services were largely attended and were conducted by Rev. T. W. Colhour, assisted by Rev.
J. C. Carpenter. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith
the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."
Waynesburg Republican, March 29, 1900 (Greene County, PA)
Mrs. Jane Fordyce, widow of Corbly Fordyce, deceased, of Pine Bank, died Friday morning, March 16, 1900, aged 89 years. Her maiden name was Bailey, being a sister of Abner Bailey, dec'd of Kirby, this county. She and her husband were both reared in the region of Kirby, were married in 1829, and moved shortly after to Toms Run, where they reared a large and respectable family of children, among them John, Joab, Homer, Mrs. William Huffman, Mrs. Joshua Rice, and Mrs. John Smith, of this county, and Dr. garard Fordyce, of Illinois, and Mrs. Thos. Smith, of O. Mrs. Jno. Church, dec'd was also one of the daughters. Mrs. Fordyce was a consistent member of the Methodist M.P. church and was highly repected and esteemed by a large circle of friends. The remains were laid beside those of her husband, who has been dead for many years, Monday on the old home farm. The funeral services was largely attended, and were conducted by Rev. T. W. Colhouer, assisted by Rev. J. C. Carpenter. "Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord from henceforth; Yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."
Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, Pennsylvania)
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