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Description: Obituary. The Late Mrs. Newton R. CASEY, of Mound City.

Date: August 15 1878

Newspaper published in: Cairo, Illinois

Mrs. Florida CASEY was born at Shawneetown, Illinois, September 26, 1830, and consequently would have been forty-eight years old on the 26th of September next. Her father, Gen. Moses M. RAWLINGS, removed from Shawneetown when she was quite small to Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. CASEY was sent to Nazereth Academy, a Catholic school near Bardstown, Ky., where she remained for six years, and at the end of that time, graduated first in her class. She was married to Dr. N. R. CASEY on the 4th of December, 1847, at Louisville, Ky. She went with her husband to Benton, Illinois, where she remained one year, removing from there to Mount Vernon, Illinois and remained there until 1857, when her husband removed to Mound City, Illinois, where she lived until her death, which occurred on the 9th of August, 1878. On the 16th of September, 1876, she was stricken down with paralysis, almost three years ago, and had been a great sufferer from that time until her death. She partially recovered in some respects; visited the Hot Springs in Arkansas, and other places for her health but what relief she obtained was only temporary. She was a devout, practical member of the Catholic church, but liberal. She studied the doctrines of her own church and the doctrines of all other churches. She was familiar with the faiths held by all. By her efforts some twenty-five acres of ground was purchased for a Catholic cemetery, just north of the Junction, which ground she visited a year ago and selected the spot where she wished to be buried.

Submitted: 12/22/16

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