Elizabeth "Betsey" Murphy Driscoll Frazier (1815-1886)
(Mrs. John Driscoll; Mrs. Benjamin Frazier)
This obituary of Betsey Murphy Driscoll Frazier, is from the Crown Point Register, Feb. 25, 1886 (also found in the Clipping Files at Lowell Public Library--LH--"Vital Statistics," Vol.2, p. 64):
Died, Mrs. Elizabeth Frazier, on Friday, Feb. 19th, 1886, of disease of the liver. Funeral conducted by Rev. Broomfield, at the M.E. church. Aged 70 years, 1 mo. 25 days. She was a daughter of Martin and Catherine Murphey, born Dec. 24th, 1815, in Kilkenny Co., Ireland, and came to Joliet, Ill., when 19 years old with a family of Bryants. She was the second of three daughters; the youngest, Mrs. Grant of this place, is the only one surviving her. She was married to John Driscoll in 1838. From this union, six children were born, three boys and three girls, of whom five are living. One in New Mexico, the others in the vicinity of Lowell. Mr. and Mrs. Driscoll suffered all the privations of a new country. At one time when he was gone to mill, she had to eat roast corn, it being all the food she had, but by hard work and good management, they acquired abundance. Mr. Driscoll died from injuries received from a team running away in the fall of 1862. She was married to Benjamin Frazier Aug. 9th, 1867, with whom she lived happily until her death. She had been sick about 16 months, the last three she suffered very much, but passed away without pain. The bereaved friends have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss of a wife and mother.
Last updated on March 20, 2009.
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