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McWilliams - Susan Ingersol

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 2-24-1905

Mrs. Sue McWILLIAMS, 64, died at her apartments in the Alexandria about 8 o'clock Wednesday morning of senile exhaustion. she had been ill for several weeks. Her maiden name was Sue Ingersoll. She was born at Hamilton Ohio but the greater part of her life was spent in Fountain and Montgomery counties. Her husband, George McWilliams, was a talented lawyer of his day. He was a Democrat and once made the race for congress in the district of which Montgomery County was then a part. Mrs. McWilliams was a woman of unusual ability as a writer of music and verse. When a girl she found a poem written by Mrs. Charles Dana called, Pass under the Rod. She set it to beautiful music and it has been sung extensively. In later years she wrote songs entitled Love Light, Two and Afraid. She also composed the music to The River of Time written by Bayard Taylor but the music house to which it was sent was destroyed by fire before the music could be published. Indianapolis Sentinel. The remains will be brought form Indianapolis Friday noon, Feb 24, and burial will be at Oak Hill.

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal 2-22-1905

Mrs. Sue Ingersoll McWILLIAMS, a sister of Mrs. Emma Wilson, well known to many older citizens of Crawfordsville passed away at the home in Indianapolis after a long sickness. She was an unusually brilliant and beautiful woman and had a voice of rare beauty and strength. Besides her sister, a married daughter survives her, now living in Indianapolis. The arrangements for the funeral have not yet been completed as far as now known. She will be buried Oak Hill Cem on Friday, Feb 24. Further notice of the exact time will be given Hon. Harr I Wilson her nephew will be over to make final arrangements. A short service at the Cemetery will be held. - thanks so much to Kim H for these obituaries
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