Obituary: Lydia Cookson Blackden (1835-1920)

Mrs. Lydia Blackden

Mrs. Lydia Blackden passed quietly away on Sunday, Aug. 1 (1920) at the home of her son F. A. Blackden on Silver Street (Mars Hill, Aroostook, Maine).  Although she had been in failing health for many years, and for about tow months been confined to her bed, yet her death came as a shock to those who watched at her bedside. She is survived by three sons and three daughters, O. E. Blackden of Presque Isle, G. F. and F. A. of Mars Hill, Mrs. A Sylvester of Westfield, Mrs. J. C. Rundlett of Portsmouth, N. H.  and Mrs. N. W. Margison of Mars Hill also grandchildren, greatgrand children and great great grand children, two sisters, Mrs. Henry Littlefield of Belgarde and Mrs J Blackden of Everett, Mass., one brothers, Addison Cookson of Newburg, besides a large circle of other relatives.

Mrs. Blackden was born in Greenfield Maine, May 18 1835  therefore being 85 years, 2 months and 12 days old at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to N B Blackden in 1851, and lived in Etna for twenty eight years then removing to Mars Hill where they lived until a few years before the death of her husband being there in Dexter since she has lived in different places with her children.

The funeral services were from the late home. Words of comfort were spoken by Rev. Wm. Snow of he M. E. church. Singing by the M E choir. The funeral was in charge of H L Dillen. The pall bearers were four grand sons, Fred, Arthur and Don Sylvester and Dale Blackden. The remains were accompanied to Etna by Mrs. J C Rundlett and Mrs and Mrs R V Morgragn. Interment was made in North Etna cemetery. New all the weary days are over, Care and sorrow are known no more, May you find sweet rest on the other shore, In God’s dear care.

S B B

Mars Hill Review, August 12, 1920

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