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DEATH OF AN AGED AND SAINTLY SAINTLY WOMAN. Wre. Emily McDougald McAllister Pastes Away at the Great Age of Nearly 100 Years. There died in Bryan, Texas, on February February 18, Mrs. Emily McDougald McAllister, McAllister, widow of Alex. McAllister of the Wade and Presbyterian Bluff Church section In Cumberland county. county. Mrs. McAllister was born In Bladen county March 27, 1815, and if she had lived until the 27th of next month would have therefore reached the advanced advanced age of 100 years. She was the second wife of Mr. Alex. McAllister, McAllister, the third honored Elder of that name in the old Bluff Church. Mr. McAllister was killed by lightning in 1857. There were four Alexander McAllisters who were Elders in that historic church. The fourth one, known as "Sandy" McAllister, died in Florida several years ago. Mrs. McAllister was a sister of the late Major Neill McDougald, a prominent prominent citizen of the Wade section, and the stepmother of Mr. Jno A. McAllister McAllister of Lumberton. Two children were born to her, who died early and are sleeping in the old Bluff Church graveyard with their father. About ten years ago, Mrs. McAllister, McAllister, who was then living at Wade, had a fall which resulted in a broken hip. She was brought here to Highsmith hospital, hospital, but her heart turned to her nephews and nieces, the McDougalds, in Texas, and she longed to spend her last days with them. Accordingly, Dr. Neill McDougald came to Fayetteville and took her back with him to Texas, where she died on February 18, last, in the home of another nephew, Mr. Dougald McDougald, at Bryan. Tenderly Tenderly and lovingly they nursed and ministered unto her, and her last days were peaceful and happy. Her relatives write that she suffered much, but was always patient, gentle and perfectly resigned to her lot From childhood's days she endeavored endeavored to walk in the footsteps of her Master, wishing to minister unto others others rather than to be ministered unto, and ripe for the better land through trials, tribulations, service and self-denial, self-denial, self-denial, afaer nearly a centry she fell asleep as one who lies down to pleasant dreams. There are still some of those old Scotch ladies left in this section, but their numbers are lessening with each passing year. Their Hves are benedictions to those about them, and in their peaceful deaths we are given revelations of the sustaining power of faith as it is in Jesus. w c c

Clipped from Fayetteville Weekly Observer03 Mar 1915, WedPage 8

Fayetteville Weekly Observer (Fayetteville, North Carolina)03 Mar 1915, WedPage 8
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