Date of Death: 23 Mar 1920
Subject: Anna Estella (Bailey) Paul
Source: Holt County Sentinel, 2 Apr 1920, p. 2
Our deep sympathy goes out to O. E. Paul, of Mound City, by the death of his dear wife, which occurred at the home in Mound City, on Thursday last, March 25, aged 76 years, after an illness of two weeks from heart trouble. The couple has journeyed together here, sharing with each other all the ups and downs of life that had come to them for fifty-five years, and now she separates from him and her splendid children, only to go before to beckon them on to come up higher.
We copy the following from the Savannah Reporter, of March 25:
"Before her marriage she was Miss Anna E. Bailey, and was born in Newport, Kentucky, April 6, 1844, and was just two weeks short of 76 years old, and had lived in Savannah forty-three years of that time. She was married to O. E. Paul January 31, 1865, and he started the Savannah Reporter in April, 1876. Prior to that in 1872 he ran the Savannah Republican here. To them ten children were born, three daughters dying in infancy and one son, John W., dying at the age of 26. The other children are: Mrs. Claude Petree, of Paris, Ky.; O. E. Paul, Jr., and A. B. Paul, of Kansas City; Dr. Theodore Paul, of Tarkio, and Dr. W. E. Paul, of Mound City.
"She had been a member of the Episcopal church since girlhood, and was both a Mary and Martha, looking ever toward the higher things of life as well as taking care of her household. A good mother has gone and her reward will indeed be great. There can be no tears for one who lived as she did and finished so nobly this lesson. Tears are only for those who are left here in loneliness and the journey yet to complete.
"The body was brought to Savannah Wednesday, and memorial services were held at the Episcopal church, at one o'clock, with the Rev. C. Heley Moloney [sic] in charge, and the body was place in the Savannah cemetery."