Piqua Daily Call

Tuesday September 3, 1929

Widow of Late Judge Freshour Dies on Monday

Passing Occurs After Illness of Six Days – Funeral on Wednesday  

An illness of just six days ended Monday evening in the death of Mrs. Emma Freshour, widow of the late Judge William Freshour and mother of Dr. James G. Freshour, Piqua Health Commissioner and William McDowell Freshour.   Mrs. Freshour, who lived at the old Freshour home, 333 West High street, became ill a week ago today with her condition gradually becoming worse until death came at 8:15 o’clock Monday evening.   Her death marks the end of the career of a great student, a fond mother and a devoted Christian.  Despite her advanced age Mrs. Freshour was a most conscientious student and in this last year had begun the study of foreign languages following a life time of study and application to the attainment of literary knowledge.  On November 11, 1873 she was united in marriage with William Freshour who preceded her in death a year ago last May.   Mrs. Emma Freshour was born at Covington, Ohio and throughout her life had been a native of Miami county where she was widely known and admired.  She retained an active interest in her childhood surroundings at Covington and especially in the Covington Christian church of which she was an active member.   In addition to her church work she was a leading member of the Pierian literary club the Altrurian club and was for years active in the Daughters of the American Revolution organization, having served as president of that society several years ago.   The two devoted sons survive, Dr. J. G. Freshour and William McDowell Freshour.   Funeral services will be conducted at the late home, 333 West High street at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon.  The body will be laid to rest in the Freshour crypt in the Forest Hill cemetery mausoleum.  Members of the family request that the usual floral offerings be omitted. 

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