Miami Union - In Piqua Items
February 2, 1867
COTTINGHAM, MRS. MARGARET - Mrs. Margaret Cottingham, relict of the late Mr. Jacob Cottingham, and daughter of the late Alexander McCullough died in this place yesterday morning after an illness of some months, aged 61 years. The funeral services will take place at the Methodist Episcopal Church tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 o'clock a.m.
February 23, 1867
COTTINGHAM, MARGARET - Obituary
- Died February 1st, 1867, Mrs. Margaret Cottingham in the
sixty-second year of her age. Mrs. C. was the daughter of Alexander and
Jane McCullough, was born in Fayette county, Kentucky, December 11th, 1805, and
was brought by her parents to this State in 1806, who settled near this place.
She was married to James Cottingham May 10th, 18_7, with whom she lived happily
until September 1, 1854, when he died. Since that time until her death she
has made her home with her son, now the only remaining member of the family.
Mrs. C. was brought up by pious parents, and early taught in the Scriptures of
Truth. She lived, however, without making any public profession of faith
in Christ until 1832, when she united with the Methodist Episcopal church in
this place, of which church she was a consistent and faithful member until the
day of her death. Her experience was not that of great joy and bright
hope, but a constant growth and firm principle in the cause of Christ, which
made her example worthy of imitation in her constant work as she engaged in the
duties of life. She was a faithful and active member of the benevolent
societies in the church, a life member of the missionary society of the
Methodist Episcopal church, and also a member of the Bible Society, in which she
took a deep interest; and during our late was manifested a great concern in our
patriotic soldiers, often sacrificing her own comfort that she might contribute
to those who were on the battle field. During her illness, which was
protracted and often severe, she sometimes expressed a desire for a clearer view
of the Savior, and with calm resignation would say--
can make a dying bed,
soft as downy pillows are,
on his breast I lean my head,
breathe my life out sweetly there."
Thus passed away one whom we all loved and will now miss as we pass
on in the journey of life, and whose virtues we should imitate, that we also may
be prepared for the rest that remaineth for the people of God.
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