Harriet M. Nichols Webb (1842-1914)
(Mrs. Reese M. Webb)
Harriet M. Nichols was born at Lancaster, Ohio, July 21, 1842, and died after a lingering illness of several months at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.O. Hill, on Monday, November 22, 1914, at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 1 day. She was united in marriage to Reese M. Webb (deceased), on April 10, 1860. To this union were born six children, Virlinda and Ernie, who died [in] infancy; Albert, of Hammond; Mrs. Ella Kenney, of New Albany; Mrs. Clara Williams, of West Lafayette; and Mrs. C.O. Hill, of Lowell. July 1, 1877, she united with the M.E. church of Lowell, under the pastorate of Rev. F.D. Baker, and ever since has lived a consistent Christian life. She was a woman of very retiring disposition and was loved and respected by everyone who knew her. During her long illness she bore her sufferings without a murmur.
Her funeral was held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and was attended by a large number of sorrowing friends and neighbors. Rev. V.B. Servies, her pastor, preached the funeral sermon. The church choir furnished the music. Interment was made in the Lowell cemetery. Undertaker John Castle had charge of the burial service. The following acted as pall bearers: Henry Baughman, P.M. McNay, H.B. Slocomb, Thomas Grant, Harry Gordon and J.E. Zartman. She leaves to mourn her three [daughters], one son, 3 brothers -- Walter Nichols, of Lowell, and John Nichols, of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Ben Nichols, of Hebron; one sister, Mrs. H.H. Purdy, of Lowell, and a host of relatives and friends to . . . [The article was cut off at this point.]