Date of Death: 28 Jan 1892
Subject: Susan (Harrington) Best
Source: Savannah Reporter, 5 Feb 1892, p. 1
Died, at the residence of Mrs. Elijah Hurst, in Savannah, Mo., Jan. 18, 1892 at 5:45 P.M. of indigestion of the stomach, Mrs. Best, aged 76 years, 1 month, and 6 days.
Susan Harrington was born in Kentucky Dec. 22, 1816 and in early life came with her parents to Howard County, Missouri residing there eight years; removed from there to Clay County, where she married Mr. Isaac Best. After their marriage, they located on a farm two miles south of Fillmore, in Andrew County, making it her permanent home, they being among the first settlers of this county. Her husband went to California about the time of the discovery of gold and while there died of erysipelas. Of this marriage were born eight children. The children who survive to mourn her loss are: Mrs. Elijah Hurst of this city, John Best of Tacoma, Washington, David Best of Mexico, and Thomas Best of Kansas. The remains followed by a concourse of friends and relatives, were laid out in Foultz cemetery 3 1/2 miles SW of Fillmore. Elder Waugh conducted the funeral services. Grandma Best was a consistent member of the Christian Church 42 years past.