Obituary: Abigail Fulton Bartley (1847-1915)

obituary abigail fulton bartley

Died at Beaconsfield, August 4th, 1915, Mrs. Abigail Fulton Bartley aged 68 years 5 months; deceased was born in Greenfield N.B. She was united in marriage to John E Bartley in 1868, residing in Knoxford N.B. for a number of years, then removing to Beaconsfield where they have resided. Seven children have bless their union, four who have preceded her in “the beyond”. The othert (sic) are Havelock and Thomas of Westfield and Wellington, who resides on the homestead farm. Husband, sons and eleven grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends mourn their loss.

Mrs Bartley became a christian in her early youth uniting with the F B denomination. She was a faithful wife, a loving mother and affectionate sister. A kind neighbor and friend has gone to her reward. She was always of a serious, kind disposition yet hospitable and kind with a home ever open and welcome to strangers and friends and a life until about thirteen years ago full of work and self sacrifice caring little for self but ever watchful the happiness and comfort of others.

During the years that she has been in failing health she has seldom murmured, bearing patiently her afflictions. Her last sickness confining her to her bed the most of the time lasted about five months, loving husband, children, sister and friends with kindly attentions strove to make her last hours as comfortable as possible.

Her sisters are Mrs R L Bell, Mrs W W Larabee, and Mrs. Fred Blackden of Mars Hill, her brothers are E J Fulton of Cass Lake, Minn., J W and Dr A J of Blaine, and L H and G W of Mars Hill.

Relatives of Knoxford, N B attending the funeral were Samuel Fulton, wife and two sons and Harvey, Ed Bartley and wife and Leonard Bartley and son Austin Barley and wife, also Mrs Sarah Fulton of Houlton. Relatives from Mars Hull and Blaine were two brothers and three sisters and one niece. Services from the F B church near the home of the departed, Rev. Byron Orff officiating, choosing for his subject :The Vanity and Brevity of Life”, using the text in 1st Samuel , 20th chapter and 3rd verse. “But truly as the Lord liveth, and thy soul liveth, there is only a step between e and death.”

Conductor was Mr Geo Buckingham. A choir consisting of Mr B W Ladner, Mr Bert Flewelling, Mrs Boyd Flewelling and Mrs Jacobs with Hazel Flewelling as organist sung beautifully the following selections, “He;s the One”, :”In that Bright City”, and “He Will Wipe All Tears Away”. The pall bearers were Scott, Douglas and Cal Nicholson and David Crabtree. Internment in the F B cemetery at Beaconsfield.

Sister, rest in thy narrow house, thou shalt never wake to weep.
For care and sorrow has flown away for he giveth his beloved sleep.
Years of sickness, loss of loved ones that has made thee mourn and weep,
Now thy grief has turned to gladness for he giveth his beloved sleep,
Farewell sister though we miss thee. as we view thy vacant seat,
But we bow in meek submission, since he giveth his beloved sleep.

S. B. B (Stella Blanche Fulton Blackden)

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