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OSBORN, Cornelia Lewis Dorton

Source: Iva Lewis Obituary Scrapbook
Cornelia E. Osborn was born in Chatham Co., North Carolina May 2, 1835, and began the immortal life Feb, 21, 1913, having lived 77 years, 9 months and 19 days. Her parents were James and Martha Lewis. Of this home only two now surive, Ellen, Kirksey of Downey, California, and James J., of Silverwood. The early part of her life was spent in North Carolina and in January 1858 she was united in marriage to Alfred Dorton. To them were born three children, William, who died at the age of two years, Martha and Lincolm. Alfred Dorton departed this life in May 1862. In 1869 the widow and two children came to Fountain County, Indiana, where she has since resided. Martha and Lincolm departed this life a few years ago. In 1871 she was again united in marriage to Samuel Osborn, three children being born to this union, namely: Marieta and Vina, deceased, and John the only child that survives. Samuel Osborn was called to his reward about one year ago. “Aunt Cornelia” as she was familiarly known accepted faith in Christ in early life and has been a member of the Baptist church for sixty-six years. The religion she sought and obtained was a solace to her when earth was receding, and she claimed an inheritance in heaven and heavenly, treasures. She seemed to know that the end was coming and said many times that all was well. She was a woman of frugal and industrious habits and in her home was her greatest love shown. Doing faithfully everything she could for the well-fare of her loved ones. A kind friend and a faithful devoted mother is gone. Life’s faithful journey is ended, its sufferings and sorrows are o’er. She has crossed the bar and lives with God forever more. Those left to mourn are one son, one sister, one brother, 13 grand-children and 12 great-grand-children. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. J. Marshall at 11 o’clock Sunday morning at Bethel and burial in the cemetery near-by. – jlr
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