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Death Of Mrs. Barker

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Mrs. Russell M. Barker passed peacefully away yesterday afternoon about 3 o'clock at her home at 1008 Oak st. after a lingering and trying illness, throughout which she bore herself with unoomplaining resignation that was a beautiful lesson in true Christian patience and fortitude. The deceased, whose maiden name was Hattie Ashley Pond, was born on April 14, 1833, at Schroon, in the Adirondaek mountains in the state of New York. At an eaily age she aocompanied her parents to Washtenaw county, this state. Thence her parents removed to Howell, and later she aceompanied them to Ann Arbor, where on November 14, 1868, she was united in marriage to Russell M. Barker, of this city. The deceased wns possessed of qualities of mind and heart that won for her universal respect and the admiration of those who enjoyed a personal acquaintance with her, and the announcement of her death will cause sincere and widespread sorrow. Besides her husband she leaves one son, George R., to mourn the loss of one of the best of mothers. She is also survived by a brother and a sister, George H. and Miss Abbie A. Pond, of Ann Arbor, the latter of whom was with her constantly during the 11 long weeks that she was confined to a bed of sickness. The funeral will be held from the house on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Revs. Wm. H. Brotfhead and W. L. Parnum will officiate and the interment will take place at


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