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Eliza Roon, Lizzie Swope Obituaries

Obituary is glued to a piece of paper and notes are made on the paper. I have included notes where entered and noted this with brackets [ ].


Mrs. Eliza Roon Dies in House Where She Was Born   [my father’s sister R.R.Swope]

Mrs. Eliza Roon died yesterday in the house where she was born and had lived the one hundred years of her life, 31 Catherine St.

Born two months after the declaration of the second war [Je. 18, 1812] with Great Britain in 1812, she was associated through life with old St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3d and Pine sts., was engaged in the early sail loft business of the days before the steamship, and during the Civil War worked in the shot tower, two blocks from her home.

Mrs. Roon would have been one hundred years and seven months old July 12. She is survived by three children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at the house. The ceremony will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Roberts, of St. Peter’s Church. Interment will be made in Evergreen Cemetery, Camden.

February 1895
SWOPE – On the 7th inst., LIZZIE J. SWOPE, daughter of the late Charles S. and Jane E. Swope.
The relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services, on Sunday afternoon, at 2 o’clock precisely, at her late residence, 753 South Third street. Interment private.

Notes: Requiescat in Pace. March 22, 1911
Jane Eliza Swope, my mother, died April 3, 1888, aged 78 years. R.R.S.
Charles String Swope, my father, died November 16, 1888, aged 74 years.
1880 U.S. Census of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania shows Lizzie J age 28, Chas. S age 65, and Jane age 67 in their home at 753 Third Street.
Oct. 25 1916


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