Elizabeth M. Fordyce Pethtel
Elizabeth M. Fordyce, daughter of John W. and Sarah Fordyce, was born in Greene County, Pennsylvania, January 22, 1842, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Burnham of Shepherd, Michigan, February 28, 1925, aged 83 years.
She was united in marriage to Morris Pethtel in April, 1866. To this union were born six children of whom four are left to mourn their loss: Nora Burnham of Shepherd, Thomas N. of Coe, Myrtle Woods of Belvedere, Kansas, and Nellie A. Baldwin of Flint. Charles and Earlie died in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death January 4, 1880. She leaves two brothers, Solomon H. Fordyce and W. S. Fordyce of Shepherd, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a host of friends.
She joined the Christian church in early life and has since lived a consistent christian.
Funeral services were conducted at the Burnham home Tuesday, Rev. I. W. Kimberling of the Christian church of St. Louis officiating.
Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Isabella County, Michigan)
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