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Jane Turner Russell obituary

Mrs. Jane T. Russell Laid at Rest Beside Her Husband
May 1925

     Last week, the News announced that Mrs. Jane Russell of Franklinton, had fallen down stairs and as a result her condition was considered critical, not so much from the injury received as from the shock. We now have to report that on May 1st the end came and her spirit passed on to the land of rest.
     Mrs. Russell was a daughter of Caleb Turner and Olive Taylor, and was born in the town of Broome 80 years ago. After the Civil War, she became the wife of Ira Russell, also of the town of Broome, and for more than fifty years they journeyed along the pathway of life a happy couple.
     A year ago last Feb., Mr. Russell died and her remaining days were spent in lonely widowhood. The past winter was spent here in Middleburgh with her brother, Harry Turner. It was only a short time ago she returned to Franklinton.
     Mrs. Russell was of a most cheerful and happy disposition. She carried joy and sunshine wherever she went and was highly respected and well liked by all, who enjoyed her acquaintance; generous and sympathetic, she was ever ready to lend a helping hand wherever it was needed. So consistant was her Christian life in its loving kindness and charity that her departure brings a sense of deep sorrow to many homes. She was a member of the M. P. Church of Franklinton. Her funeral took place Monday. Rev. A. J. Sunderland of this place officiating. She is survived by two brothers, Harry Turner of this place, and Augustus Turner of the town of Broome, and one sister Mrs. Albert Dutton of this place.
     During her last illness she was kindly cared for by Mrs. Jane Porter, and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Harry Turner.
     Her remains were buried in the Middleburgh Cemetery by the side of her husband.

Mrs. Jane Russell Seriously Injured
April 1925

     A short time ago Mrs. Jane Russell, who had passed the winter here in Middleburgh with her brother, Harry Turner, returned to her home at Franklinton, having passed the months very pleasantly. She was in good health for a woman of her age being 80.
     Friday, on going down the cellar stairs, she fell and when found was unconscious. Mrs. Jane Porter living with Mrs. Russell, after missing her for a time began to look about with the result that she found her at the foot of the stairs in an unconscious condition. Fortunately just at this time a neighbor happened to be passing by and he was called in and he picked her up and carried her to a bed. Dr. Simpkins was called, he found that she was injured at the base of the brain, and that her ankle bone in one leg was sprained. The doctor does not think that any bones are broken.
     The injury about the back of the head is serious and her case is one of much anxiety. It is hoped that she may recover from the same.

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