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McMains - Clarissa Comstock

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Wed May 12, 1915

Mrs. Clarissa McMains, 67, wife of Anderson McMains well known civil war veteran died at her home, 909 W. Main street this morning at 7 after an extended illness. While her health had not been good for several years her death this morning was sudden and came as a shock to her relatives and friends. Mrs. McMains attended church services Sunday and was about the house Tuesday morning. She became seriously ill Tuesday afternoon and rapidly grew weaker until her death. She had been planning Tuesday to attend a meeting of the church society this afternoon and had arranged to visit friends after this meeting and attend prayer meeting this evening. Mrs. McMains was born in Vermilion Co IL on Nov 12, 1847, and was a daughter of Albert and Rhoda Comstock. Aug 21, 1866 she was married to Mr. McMains just after his return from service in the civil war. Mr. and Mrs. McMains have been looking forward to their golden wedding anniversary in August of next year and she had already begun making plans for this event. More than 20 years ago Mr. and Mrs. McMains came to Crawfordsville and they have lived in or near this city since that time. Mrs. McMains was an active worker in the Chrisitan Church for half a century. She was a good, kind woman, an affectionate wife and mother, and bore her prolonged suffering with fortitude. In Feb the complication of diseases with which the deceased was suffering became more serious and an operation was deemed advisable. She was taken to Kirksville, Mo where the operation was performed. Mrs. McMains is survived by her husband and 9 children: Elsie, Josephine and Benjamin at home; Harrison and Henry of Baltimore, MD; Guy and Alvin of Imperial, Califoronia; Mrs. Nora Creighton, Armstrong, Ill; and Mrs. Pauling Way of Texas and two brothers, Albert Comastock of Oklahoma and Louis Comastock of Nebraska also survive. Funeral arrangements will not be made until it is learned when all the children living at a distance can reach the city. - transcribed by kbz
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