Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Friday, 16 February 1900
Amoretta Elizabeth Wall, the eldest child of George and Amanda Wall, was born near Lebanon, Ind., on September 30, 1860. She united with the Methodist Church at New Ross in early womanhood. She was married at her home in New Ross to George W. Corbin, eldest son of John H. Corbin, of this city, on Jan. 26, 1883, and died of consumption at the home of her mother, Mrs. H. T. Darnell, in Louisville, Ky., on Jan. 21, 1900.
She leaves to mourn her loss a mother, a stepfather, five sisters and one own brother, William Wall, of New Ross, a husband, two daughters and scores of friends. The daughters are Mildred and Alice, aged respectively 10 and 12, little Jessie, her eldest child, having preceded her to the spirit world in 1890. Mr. and Mrs. Corbin resided in Chicago, but the mother’s tender love for her daughter persuaded the husband to bring her home six months ago where she could give her that attention only given by a mother. Every care that loving hands and skilled physicians knew were given, but all in vain. Death claimed her as his own.
Mrs. Corbin was well known in this city, where she lived with her devoted aunt, Mrs. Leah Reader, while acting in the capacity of delivery clerk at the post office. She was recognized by all that knew her as a sweet Christian girl, conscientious in every act of her life. Kind, intelligent, with a sufficient amount of moral courage to defend right and denounce wrong, she was a power for good wherever she lived, and as she grew older her faith and works grew stronger. She leaves the richest inheritance to her children they possibly could have, and that is her good Christian example and most excellent training.
At her request the funeral was conducted privately at the home of her mother in Louisville, and she was interred in the most beautiful cemetery of that place. – thanks so much to “S” for all her great work on the obituary section of this site !