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Re: My Great Grandmother Eliza Jane Pillow Collier
Posted by: Virginia Mylius (ID *****5196) Date: February 02, 2003 at 11:22:43
In Reply to: Re: My Great Grandmother Eliza Jane Pillow Collier by Nita Frye of 570

Nita, another reponse.... you mentioned Cumberland Presbyterian. Please read the following obituary.

We have the obituary for Mary Orlena Pillow McClure. (b. 1836-d. 1905) and buried in Cornersville, TN. She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

It states that she was " the widow of W. D. McClure, long a prominent merchant of Cornersville (Tn) and who preceded her to the grave twelve years ago, died at the home of her son, Mr. W. F. McClure, in this place, last Saturday afternoon. Her death was not unexpected, as she had long been in declining health. She was 69 years of age last Wesdnesday, was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and leaves a large circle of sorrowing friends. She is survived by four sons and two daughters, all of whom were present at her bedside except one son, Mr. Thos. McClure, who was unable to be present. Her remains were taken to Cornersville for burial in Beechwood cemetery on Sunday, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. J. M. Brown, Rev. S. H. Polk, and Rev. J. A. Malloy".

My mother (Jeanne McClure Sanders) remembered going to the funeral of one of the "great" uncles, William, when she was a child. She knew that one of the brothers was an attorney. She remembered "Amma", as Anna was called. Amma was a teacher, and one of the first women in the area to regularly harness and drive her own buggy. We know that Amma never married and is buried beside John Bell McClure in Cornersville.


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