Mrs. Wm. Champ died at her home [November 16, 1888] near Winlock Saturday morning last after a short illness.
Mrs. Champ was one of the pioneers of Lewis County, coming here before the day of railroads and palace cars, or even steamboats, and has seen the development of the county from its infancy. Many a weary and discouraged immigrant has found shelter and encouragement under her hospitable roof, and many a one will cherish her memory kindly for good deeds nobly done.
She leaves a large family of grandchildren and a husband to mourn her loss, who are given the heartfelt sympathy of relatives and neighbors who loved her as they knew her. May she rest in peace.
Chehalis Bee, November 23, 1888
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman