MINA JACOBS 1858-1937
This article was in the Mt. Morris Index newspaper June 25, 1937:
Mrs. Mina Jacobs Is Summoned Saturday
Heart Attack During Early Morning Hours Proves Fatal to Prominent Local Lady
Friends and neighbors were saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Mina Jacobs, at 2 o'clock Saturday morning, at her home at 105 N. McKendrie Avenue. Death came very unexpectedly to Mrs. Jacobs, and as a distinct shock to the community, but it was just as she had expressed her wish that she might depart this life.
A year ago she had a severe attack of bronchial pneumonia, but recovered and seemed apparently in fair health, although with a somewhat weakened heart. Her last evening she spent reading and conversing with her neighbors until bedtime. During the night she became ill and awakened a roomer who called a physician, but death came before he reached her side. Mrs. Jacobs was held in high regard by everyone who knew her, endearing herself by her kindly, understanding nature. This was amplified by the many floral pieces paid in tribute. Her home was her pride and she was happiest when surrounded by her family or friends.
The services were held from the home at 2 p.m., Monday, in charge of Dr. C. H. Hightower. The pall bearers were her grandsons, with burial in the family lot at Adeline. Mina L. Avery, daughter of Ed and Hannah Avery, was born March 6, 1858, on a farm in the vicinity of Adeline, she spent her childhood around Forreston and Baileyville, attending high school at Forreston. On January 1, 1878, she was united in marriage to Foneticus Jacobs. There remain to mourn the loss of their mother, Mrs. Robert Buser of Mount Morris, John who resides in Mount Morris, sixteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death four years ago.
Among her treasures this little poem written by Edgar A Guest seems most fitting.
Four years ago death came to part
And took from her his hand
And bade him be the first to start
Into the promised land.
"Till death do part," the vows were said
For five and fifty years
The path of life was there to tread
With all its joys and fears.
And then the parting came and she
Alone was left to stay,
Waiting and wondering just when he
Would need her cross the way.
To death which parted came once more
With evening's fading light
And took her to the other shore
This time to reunite!
Submitted by John Jacobs
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