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obituary of Ann Maria Elwell (1813-1832)

Ann Maria Elwell, daughter of John Mayhew Elwell Sr. and Rachel Brooks
10 Nov 1813 - 15 Oct 1832

 

The Observer, Bridgeton, NJ
Oct 20, 1832

Departed this life, on the 15th inst. Miss ANN MARIA ELWELL, daughter of John Elwell, late of Hopewell, in the 19th year of her age. In this afflicting bereavement, we behold the inscrutable dealings of Divine Providence. Maria was young, the only daughter of a fond mother, who already consigned three of her children within a short period to an early grave. In Maria she had cherished the tender hope of comfort and society in her declining years. But alas, it is a flattering delusion. The work of ruin commences; already disease riots in the blood, her nervous system stinks beneath the shock, and dissolution spreads its fatal ravages over her frame. Possessed of a constitution naturally very delicate, she falls an easy victim to the fell destroyer. During her illness she was patient, calm, resigned, and affectionate. And as the closing scene advanced, she gradually declined, yielding up her Spirit to God, without a sigh, a struggle or a groan.

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