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The Paris Beacon
The Paris Beacon
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Description: DIED - At the residence of D. G. Bur, this city, at 1 o'clock, Saturday morning, Oct. 18, of paralysis, Miss Elvira E. Burr, aged 70 years, 1 month and 29 days.

Date: October 31 1884

Newspaper published in: Paris, IL

Source: library

Page/Column: 8 / 4

Miss Elvira Burr was a native of Chelsea, N. H., and came to the state of Illinois with her parents in the year 1820. She was the oldest of six children, four of whom survive, - Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Bartlett, Mr. D. G. Burr, and Mrs. Scott. Miss Burr had been in feeble health for two years previous, but was able to attend to her regular household duties. Before retiring on Friday night she complained to her sister, Mrs. Smith, of a feeling of numbness in her arms, and spoke of having a dread of paralysis. She however, conversed with her sister until about 9 o'clock, when they retired and she was soon sleeping quietly. Just before one o'clock, her sister being alarmed at her appearance, aroused her brother and medical aid was summoned, but without avail, for she was beyond the reach of human assistance, peacefully laying down her life. She was of a kind and sympathetic nature, and was well know in this community as "Aunt Vi." Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday, in the presence of a large number of friends.

Transcriber's note:
Mrs. Smith = Mary Ann Burr [Calvin] Smith;
Mrs. Bartlett = Eluthera Whiting Burr [George] Bartlett;
Mrs. Scott = Sarah Ada Burr [William] Scott

Submitted: 06/27/07

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