Girard Gazette (Thursday, 13 January 1916, page 4 column 5):

Mrs. Joe Bristow

Mrs. Joe Bristow whose death has been expected for some days quietly passed away Monday night at 10:15, aged 59 years. Funeral services at Union Chapel, Wednesday at eleven a. m. and interment in adjoining cemetery [sic]. She is survived by her husband, sevenchildren [sic] and two brothers. We will furnish an obituary next week.

Girard Gazette (Thursday, 27 January 1916, page 4 column 3):


Lucy M. Jenkins, daughter of Moses and Mahala E. Jenkins was born in South Otter Township, April 14, 1856, departed this life after an illness of several years at her home, on Jan. 10th at 10:15 p. m., aged 59 years, 8 months and 26 days. She was united in marriage to Josiah W. Bristow, April 23rd, 1874. To the union seven children were born, all of whom are living, namely, Wm. H. Bristow and Mrs. John Cook of North Otter; Samuel F. and E. E. Bristow of South Otter; Mrs. Will Crawford and Mrs. Earl Boston of Nilwood township and Miss Stella Bristow at home.

She professed a hope in Christ in 1878 at a meeting at Oak Hill school house in South Otter and united with the church at that place being Baptised by Elder John Clevenger. While her suffering, especially the last few months of her life were very severe she bore them with much patience. She was a kind mother and was very much attached to her family. She also leaves to mourn their loss her husband, 13 grand children and two brothers. [sic] J. W. Jenkins of Mulvane, Kan. and S. A. Jenkins of Litchfield.

Funeral services were held at Union Chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 12th at eleven a. m., conducted by Rev. A. H. Rhodes of Carlinville, interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. The pallbearers were Sam Hays, E. E. and W. F. Walden, F. A. Jenkins, Will Molen and W. A. Stamper.