Dutcher, Mary N. (1844 - 2 MAY 1883)




Surnames: DUTCHER


----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/03/1883

Dutcher, Mary N. (1844 - 2 MAY 1883)

Died in this city (Neillsville, Clark County) last night, Mrs. Mary N. Dutcher, wife of A.A. Dutcher, aged 39 years.

When a little over a week ago congratulations were poured in upon Mr. and Mrs. Dutcher over the birth of a son, how little could be anticipated the solemn scene of last night, when in place of the happy, doting mother, there lay the white statue of her who had lived and loved and filled a little home with sunshine - a maternal Galatea turned to stone. And how much more than dramatic sadness there was in that picture of a husband and two little daughters bending over that peaceful face to take a last farewell, while a baby boy slept unconscious of his great loss, never on earth to be restored, a noble mother's watchful love.

Mrs. Dutcher was indeed a noble woman, in feature, in mind and in heart. Gifted with a beauty rarely first bestowed and still more seldom retained at her age, she added to it a charm of manner that left her no mere acquaintance. All who knew her were her friends. Vivacious, but refined witty, but thoroughly kine and full of generous sympathy, no one could know her but to esteem her. We know of no death that, outside of relatives, has created so much sincere sorrow. To the stricken husband and children there goes from all their wide acquaintances a sympathy as sincere as it is universal.

The remains will be taken to Madison this evening, where they will be laid at rest tomorrow in that beautiful city of the dead near the home of her childhood. May that rest be as sweet as her life has been pure and good.



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