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The Ludington Record

Thursday Afternoon, March 18, 1897

Page 5, Columns 5-6


Of Mary Jane Day---Moore

Mary J. Day was born at Saratoga Springs, New York State, February 22, 1835, and died in Amber, Mason County March 5, 1897.

She was converted at the age of 13, and joined the M. E. Church and was a faithful and helpful member all through her life. She married Michael Moore July 1, 1854. Eight children blessed their union, five boys and three girls. The husband Michael, and George R. and Thomas L. of Odanah, Wisconsin; Marland [Marlon] L. of Helena, Montana; Mrs. Villa Parmalee [Parmelee] of Ludington, and Mary J. More [Moore] survive her, with eight grand children.

To say that sister Moore will be missed does not begin to describe our loss. She was well known throughout this country [county]. She moved to Mason county with her family 31 years ago when it was a dense forest, and as one of its pioneers. She was also a missionary, and was one of the first to organize an M. E. class in this county. Her husband was for many years president of the Agricultural Society. With these associations she had the best of opportunities to speak for the Master, and she always had a kind word, with a bright countenance and cheering smile for everybody. Her hand was always open, ready to assist the needy, more especially in the cause of Christ. Her experience was always of the sweetest and brightest---baptised with the Holy Ghost. For nine years she has been a great sufferer, yet no word of complaint escaped her in her last illness. Her pastor visited her daily and took note of her approach to the gates of heaven. She would often say, "What does it matter about this old tenement of clay? Jesus has prepared for me a better home; a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens." Again she would say: "Oh how glorious: how sweet to trust in Jesus!" Her last prayer was, "O, Lord: give me sustaining grace for this hour!" Then she repeated the hymn:

Am I a soldier of the cross:

A follower of the Lamb;

And shall I fear to own His cause,

Or blush to speak His name?

Sure I must fight if I would reign

Increase my courage Lord.

I'll bear the toil, endure the pain,

Supported by Thy word.

Her last words on earth were, "Yes, Jesus is with me."

This glorious victory over death will leave a lasting impression upon the minds of all who know her.

The funeral was held from her late residence and conducted by the pastor, assisted by the Rev. Sturgis of the Fourth ward, Ludington.

C.W. Smith

Transcribed by D. Biggs


(Transcribed by D. Biggs)


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