A News Clipping
From Phebe CAMPBELL
Undated, but after June
3 of 1902
Death of a Nelson Lady.
The death of Mrs. Jane
Knapp, widow of the late William
Knapp, occurred at the home of her grandson, Charles
Hewitt, at Wells,
Pa., Jan. 21st of typhoid pneumonia, aged 76 years.
The deceased was born in Nelson, Tioga
county, Pa., and was the daughter of John and Jane
(Campbell) Hazlett. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
David Arudale of Lisbon, Illinois, and two step-daughters
and three sons. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs.
Maria Richardson, of Genoa, Illinois.
Mrs. Knapp has always lived in Nelson,
until about a year ago she left her old home to live with
her grandson. She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian
Church, the church her father was one of the builders. For
nearly sixty-five years she had been a professed follower of
Christ, always true to her church and her God; always to
sacrifice for the up-building of God's kingdom. It is with
saddened hearts we see these old pilgrims laid away, and
feel that the work they have done and the prayers they have
offered will never again be heard on earth, but we know by
such consecrated lives there comes a reward, for Christ has
said, "Be thou faithful over a few things and I will make
thee ruler over many.
The funeral was held at the Presbyterian
Church in Nelson, conducted by Rev. Charles Weeks, assisted
by Reverands [sic] Goodrich
and Davis. The text was found in Mark 14, 8. A large company
of friends followed to her last resting place and again we
were called to say, "Another vacant place, another one in
Transcribed by Phebe's great-grandson, Wm. Thompson,
Apr. 26, 2012