Cove, Union County, Oregon
Mrs. A.F. Rees, the beloved wife of M.B. Rees, of Cove, Ore., passed away to her long rest, on Friday Morning, January 20th, 1899 at 2:20 a.m.
Mrs. Rees, whose maiden name was Hall, was a native of Missouri having been born in that state February 10, 1841. In the year 1845, she crossed the plains with her parents, who settled in Marion Co., Ore. Here she grew up to womanhood, and meeting M.B. rees was married to him in 1856. They continued to reside in Marion co., until 1864 when they moved to the Grande Ronde Valley. They resided in Cove until her death.
Mrs. Rees leaves a disconsolate husband, four sons, five sisters and two brothers to mourn her loss. A faithful wife, a devoted mother and a sincere friend, she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community.
The funeral took place on Saturday morning from the Church of the Ascension. the services, which were full choral, were conducted by the Rev. Harry Harris, D.D., assisted by the vested choir, and friends. Not withstanding the severity of the weather, a large concourse of people assembled to pay the last token of respect to the departed.
Cove Ledger Thursday January 26, 1899