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Mary (Handley) (Craig) Rout

[Editor's note: The following is a transcription of the obituary of Mary (Handley) (Craig) Rout which appeared in the Clark County Herald on 31 May 1905. This transcription was contributed to the USGenWeb Archives by Cindy McCachern. While the information in the obituary is helpful, the obituary clearly contains errors.]

Obituary of Mary Handley Craig Rout
31 May 1905
Clark County (IL) Herald

Mary Rout, daughter of Samuel and Mary Handley, was born in Newlinberg county, KY, October 17, 1807, and departed this life at the home of her son, Robert Craig, in Melrose township, Clark County, Illinois, May 26, 1905, aged 97 years, 7 months and 19 days. She was the 5th child of fifteen children--90 boys and 6 girls--all of whom are dead except the youngest, Mrs. Sarila Parish of Paris.

The subject of this sketch came to this state at the age of 12 years with her father's family and settled in Edgar county, seven miles south of Paris. She was three times married, first to Robert Craig. To them were born two children, Robert and Mary Ann, the latter dying shortly after her marriage to John Handy. Her second marriage was to a man named Stevens who lived but a few days. Her third husband was H. L. Rout, he having died in Marshall about 25 years ago. She is survived by one son, 12 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and a large neumber of relatives and friends.

In early life she gave her heart to God and united with the Christian church and held to that faith until death.

The funeral services were held at Ohio church on Sunday by Rev. J. C. Craig, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

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