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In Memoriam

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Mrs. Elizabeth A, McDouald, who passed to her eternal rest last week. was a woman whose life and service in Ann Arbor are wortby of more than a mere notioe. She cameto Ann Arbor in November, 1869, and had lived bere continuously since that time. The JUnlvrsity then ' was comparatively srnall and the city unirnportant. She and her husband ■ edncüted tbeir family here, three of the four children having been graduated in the classical course ín the University. She bas always kept in touch with tbe University and its life, and for so long a time that she had an unfailing series of reminisenees of Uuiversity as well I as city life, whioh made her aoquaintence a charm to the younger generation. She believed that thè way to keep young in heart was to keep young people about her, and this she did to the last; on)y the week before her death sbe had at dinner with her some oí the coüege students. She was brongbt up from her early infancy in what was then the back woods of Macomb county in this state, and her knowledge of pioneer life in Michigan, and of the early settlers was snpplemented by unnsual powers of observation and brigh tened by tne keenest sense of humor. The lack of opportnnities for more than a common school eduoation in early pioneer life, instead of making her despise the present institutions, made her feel the more strongiy the greatness and importance of them. Her untiring efforts that all with whom she came in contact, should be urged and driven into availing themselves of . them, was well illnstrated in the career I of her owii children. She early joined the Methodist chnrch and remained an exemplary member of it until her death, not only by her professions bat also through the daily life. Her sweet and even disposition gave charm to her I presence, which can nover be forgotten by anyone who knew her even a litte. Her devotion to her family, neighbors and friends always without ostentation, was of that unselfish kind that asks no retnrn. The broad charity of herjmind made her the common frieud of all classes, and she died, it is believed, without au eneniy in the world.


Ann Arbor Argus
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