March 2, 1891

Piqua Daily Call; p 3

Elizabeth (Rench) Cruse
"Death of Elizabeth Cruse"

Elizabeth Rench Cruse, widow of August Cruse, died this morning at 10 o'clock from a gradual exhaustion, incident to the failing vitality of old age. She was born 84 years ago today, in Huntington Co. Pa., and came to Piqua in 1838.
She was the mother of eight children who survive her and they were to have celebrated her 84th birthday anniversary today, instead of which death claims his own and the long journey of life ends at the milestone.
The deceased was a member of the First Baptist Church, and a consistent Christian lady, held in high estimation by all who knew her.
Rev. P. M. Weddell will conduct the funeral service, which will be at the residence of her daughter, Cinderella Cruse, 520 E. Ash street, at 1 o'clock Thursday.

March 6, 1891

The Miami Leader

Elizabeth (Rench) Cruse
"Celebrates Her Birthday in Eternity"

The 2d day of March, Mrs. Elizabeth Cruse, relict of August Cruse who died in 1881, would have celebrated her 84th birthday. It was decreed otherwise. She had been ailing for some time and during the last five weeks was confined to her bed, and that morning at 10 o'clock quietly passed away. Her illness was more general debility due to her age than anything else. Elizabeth Rench was born in Huntingdon, Co., Pa. On the 19th of March 1828 she married Augustus Cruse.
In 1838 the couple moved to Piqua where they made their home. Her husband died in August, 1881. Eight children mourn her loss. She had been living with her daughter Cinderella since the death of her husband, on 520 West Water street from whence her remains were taken on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock. As she had been a faithful member of the Baptist church. Rev. P. M. Weddell officiated

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