Obituary for Lee Ellen (Hilton) Dorsey.
Troy Free Press (Troy, Lincoln Co., MO) 26 Jan. 1894
"Mrs. Lee Ellen DORSEY died at the home of her son-in-law, W.T. SHIELDS, near
Brussells, on Sunday, January 21, 1894, at 3am in the 78th year of her age.
"She was born in KY, and in 1850 married Richard DORSEY and moved to this county, where she has resided ever since. She has been a consistent member of the New Salem Baptist church during all the years she lived in Lincoln Co. and during her affliction never lost faith in her Redeemer. She was a sufferer from paralysis and for 5 years and 22 days previous to her death had been bedridden.[sic] Her funeral took place Monday morning, at the church of which she had so long been a member, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends. Eld. J. EAMES conducted the services, after which the remains were interred in the church cemetery.
"The deceased leaves the following children: Mrs. Anna HARDESTY, Mrs. Lucy SHIELDS, Mrs. W. T. SHIELDS, and Charles, Ivan and Everett DORSEY, all of this county, Mrs. John CRAIG of CO, Richard DORSEY of CA and Columbus DORSEY of IL."
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