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Mariam Griffin Losee Obituary

The obituary of Mrs. Mariam Losee was published in the Ellenville Journal [New York] on 12 September 1884. Obituary transcribed 27 October 2011.

A good woman is gone to her rest. Mrs. Mariam Losee, one of our oldest and best known as well as most respected citizens died at her home at a late hour Tuesday night. She had been in feeble health for a long time, and but rarely left her house during the past ten years. She was much as usual on Sunday, taking her dinner with relish, but at evening a physician was called, to little purpose, however: the vital forces were far spent, and soon the weary sheels stood still.

Mariam Griffin was born in Westchester county, the eldest of eleven children of William Griffin, of whom only the youngest, Mrs. Epenetus Lounsbery of this village, survives her. She was married at the age of 19 to Nathaniel Losee, and removed to Ellenville fifty-one years ago. Her husband died a few months later, leaving to her care seven children, to who nurture and training she faithfully devoted herself. Of these one son died in childhood, Miss Emeline died some years since, and four daughters and one son Mr. Willett G. Lossee of New York — survive. Mrs. Losee lived for fifty-one years in the same house : she witnessed the growth of Ellenville from a little hamlet, and for many years her household held a prominent and favored place in social circles. She lacked but a week of 87 years. Of Quaker extraction, Mrs. Losee was a worthy Christian woman. Her funeral took place from the house Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock; services by Rev. Alex. McLean.

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