Died--At the residence of her daughter, Mrs. (Calvin) Sylvanus Strang, January 5, 1886, of old age, Mrs. Orpha Hewitt.

The deceased was born in Cambridge, N.Y., Feb. 17, 1800. Was married Nov. 25, 1817, emigrated to Pennsylvania in an early day. Come to Illinois, Sept. 24, 1849, where she has since resided. She has seven children now living, twenty-five grand children, twenty-six great-grand children. Her husband Asa Hewitt, has been dead seventeen years. Her funeral was held in the M. E. Church yesterday, Rev. Cartwright preaching the sermon. Her remains were interred in Byron Cemetery. She received a pension, her husband being in the War of 1812.

Byron Express, Jan. 8, 1886, p. 1

Contributed by Bob Hutchins

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