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Date of Death: 1 May 1857 
Subject: Ruth (Adkins) Holt 
Source: Weekly Tribune, [Clay Co., MO], 22 May 1857 

In Fillmore, Andrew county, Mo., on the 1st inst., at 5 o’clock P.M., Mrs. Ruth C. Holt, wife of John W. Holt, in the 22d year of her age. 

Source: North West Democrat, Saturday, May 9, 1857, p. 3 

"Died-- In Fillmore, Andrew county, Mo., on the 1st inst., at 5 o'clock P.M., Mrs. Ruth C. Holt, wife of John W. Holt, in the 22nd year of her age, after a protracted illness, which she bore with exemplary Christian resignation.  Exemplifying in the dark world of tribulations, that the way to a future and happy home, lies thro' the dark valley and shadow of death, which may be passed in safety, by those who trust a faithful God.  Her bereaved husband, parents, relatives, and numerous friends and especially her infant, left motherless, have the assurance that their loss is her gain.  For her we may mourn-- but only mourn as those who have hope, while we are called to weep with those who weep, our grief may subside by the comfort, which hope imparts.  To meet her again, let us all be prepared.

A friend."