Monday, March 24, 2014

Obituary : Barbara Helen (Haley) Easterday (1835-1908)

Evangelical Messenger
April 15, 1908, page 23
EASTERDAY - Barbara Helen Easterday, nee Haley, daughter of Rev. Geo. Haley, was born at Goshen, Hardin Co., O., Nov. 20, 1835, and died at her home at Portland, Ind., March 28, 1908.  In 1853 she was united in marriage with Christian Easterday.  This union was blessed with 3 sons and 3 daughters.  The youngest preceded her in death.  Mother Easterday was converted when only ten years of age.  She united with our Church and remained faithful.  Her daily life was a living testimony to the saving and keeping power of the grace of God.  She was a true Christian, blessed with a kind, sympathetic and humble disposition, and was esteemed by all who knew her.  She leaves husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 19 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and a host of other relatives and friends.  Franklin S. Erne

Barbara Helen (Haley) Easterday was my paternal 2x-great grandaunt, our common ancestors are George J. and Rachel (Gary) Haley.  Her children were William B., John G., Philemon, Rachel and Mary Abbie.  The family lived in Fulton County, Ohio for a time before moving to Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana.

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