Source: The Gallatin News, Thursday, July 5, 1906, page 3
Mrs. Nancy Baskerville - Stricken with Paralysis - Dies in a Few Hours
All deaths are more or less sad, but the saddest one we have been called on to chronicle in many years was that of Mrs. Nancy Jane Baskerville, wife of Trustee Abner Baskerville, at her home near Portland on Tuesday of last week.
It is hard to have to part with loved ones, even when we are prepared for and are expecting it, but when one in the full vigor of life is, without warning, stricken down and carried off in an unconscious state, it comes as a terrible shock to those near and dear to them. This is quite applicable to this case. Mrs. Baskerville was in her usual health Tuesday morning and had assisted in preparing breakfast. At 7 o'clock she received a total stroke of paralysis, rendering her unconscious, in which condition she remained until shortly after 9 o'clock that night, when she quietly breathed her last and crossed the threshold of that great Elysian, open to all good people like her, and joined her maker.
Mrs. Baskerville was sixty-six years of age, and was born and reared near Portland, where she was known and loved by everyone. She was a member of the Methodist Church, and many were the Christian deeds performed by her. She was a motherly woman, always extending charity where others sometimes condemned. She was ever ready to sacrifice her own interest first to cater to the wants of the needy, while at home she was a faithful and devoted wife and a fond and loving mother, and her death is not only an irreparable loss to her family but to the community at large, for in her was always to be found a true and staunch friend and counsellor. Besides the husband, five children survive - Tom, Alex, Ewing, Richard and Miss Sallie Baskerville.
The interment was at the family burying ground near Portland Wednesday afternoon, Rev. H. M. Jarvis conducting the services in the presence of a large number of sorrowing friends.
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