In this city, on yesterday morning at 4 o'clock, at the residence of her son, Jno. D. Russell, Esq., of this office, Mrs. Eliza Russell, in the 60th year of her age.
She had been in ill-health for some time with rheumatism and disease of the heart, but not until last Saturday did her friends apprehend any immediate danger.
All that affection and medical skill could do was done, but availed nothing. The immediate cause of her death was Uremic poison.
Mrs. Russell was born in Yorkshire, England, and went to Canada in 1851. In March 1863, her husband died, and in about two months after she returned to England. While there, her father and mother died at advanced ages. She returned from England in July, 1864, came to the States and settled in Terre Haute, Ind., where she resided until within a year, when she came to this city and made her home with her son.
Mrs. Russell has been a member of the M.E. church for nearly fifty years, and as a wife, mother, friend, christian, well did she recognize her station in life.
She leaves several children and grand children to mourn their loss but they sorry not as those who have no hope. The kind sympathy of this community will be freely tendered in the relatives here and elsewhere.
The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock, to which all are kindly invited.
Source: Sedalia Daily Democrat, 26 May 1875
Submitter: Cathy Warbritton