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Mary Beaufort Harris

Female 1844 - 1907  (63 years)


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  • Name Mary Beaufort Harris 
    Born 18 Jul 1844  Montezuma, Macon, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 07 Nov 1907  Newnan, Coweta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • OBITUARY

      The Herald and Advertiser
      Newnan, Georgia
      7-14 Feb 1908

      IN MEMORY of MRS. MARY HARRIS BREWSTER

      "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see god." Passed sweetly from earth to her savior's bosom in heaven after a painful and lingering illness at her residence in Newnan, GA, Nov 7, 1907, Mrs. Mary Harris Brewster, surrounded by her devoted family and other fond relatives, who longed with unavailing desire to keep her yet longer with them. On July 18, 1844, there came into the home of Rev. James and Mrs. Martha Harris at the parsonage at Montezuma, GA, a baby girl dedicated to god as Mary, a name immortalized by the lord in highest commendation...With such an example, we deem it a privelege and duty to bear testimony to the worth of this good woman who acted so nobly her part in life. She married Mr. William Pettice Arnold on March 13, 1866, an indulgent husband, who made a solid foundation for the welfare and comfort of his wife and children. He died June 14, 1883. After remaining a widow for several years, she married the second time to Mr. A. E. Brewster, who sincerely mourns his loss. Early inclined to love and reverance, she united with the church of her ancestors in the days of her youth. A graduate of that Nestor of female colleges, Wesleyan, class of 1863, she set a high valuation on christian education, giving her own children the advantage of fine institutions of learning. The atmosphere of her presence was refined and cultivated; to know her was to admire and respect her. She measured up fully to Napoleon's and Roosevelt's ideal woman, "a devoted mother to a large family of loving, obedient children." Five daughters and three sons "arise and call her blessed", and for all of the self sacrifice represented in their rearing she was richly repaid, if such a thing is possible in coin of real service, wealth of devotion and seeing her children become useful to the world. Hence she occupies the niche in memory's gallery as the rewarded mother. She was modest and unassuming, content to give herself to her family, her church and her god, not famous, but faithful. Her loved ones will long for the touch of a vanished hand, and the sound of a voice that is still........ During Mrs. Brewster's last illness, Mrs. Woodroof, her dear friend of a long lifetime, was also taken sick, though not at first considered seriously so. Not able to visit her friend she wrote the family hoping for the recovery of this friend and when the sad intelligence came she sent a sweet floral offering and a letter of condolence asking her daughter to come and see her and tell of her mother's ascension. When the visit was made she said when she was well again the first thing she would do would be to write a eulogy on her life. They were not long divided, she too, soon crossing over to the other shore. After a consoling funeral discourse by Dr. J.W. Quillian, and touchingly beautiful music by the choir, the casket containing her body, completely concealed by handsome floral design, was carried out to Oak Hill and placed beside the dust of the husband of her youth, there to await the morning of the resurrection... N.L. Cook, Newnan, GA, Jan 23rd, 1908.
    Buried
    Arnold, Mary Harris [Brewster]
    Arnold, Mary Harris [Brewster]
    Person ID I8102  Dickinson
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2011 

    Family William Pettice Arnold,   b. 19 Feb 1832, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1883, Newnan, Coweta, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1866  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Beulah B Arnold,   b. 10 Jan 1867, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1910, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +2. Pauline Arnold,   b. 29 Nov 1868, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1918, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     3. Elizabeth I Arnold,   b. 30 Aug 1870, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Nov 1953, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Mattie C Arnold,   b. Apr 1872, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James H Arnold,   b. Feb 1874, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William P Arnold,   b. 24 Aug 1876, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Lucile Arnold,   b. 21 Aug 1878, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1951, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Luicius Arnold,   b. 29 Jul 1880, Coweta County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1922, Corinth, Heard, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F2180  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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