Mary E. Sweigert McCulloh – (1860 – 1892)
W. E. McCULLOH.
DIED DEC. 20, 1892:
AGED 32 YS. 11 MOS.
Lone are the paths, and sad the bowers,
Whence thy sweet smile is gone;
But oh! a brighter home than ours,
In heaven is now thine own.
Meet me in Heaven.
Mary was born near Chambersburg in HamiltonTownship, Franklin County, Pennsylvania on January 2, 1860, the fifth of nine children born to Henry and Margaret Bender Sweigert. Mary married William Edgar McCulloh on October 4, 1888 in Morrison, Illinois. She died a few weeks before her 33rd birthday on Tuesday, December 20, 1892, a “bitterly cold and stormy day,” when her only child to survive was six days old. Whiteside County does not have a record for Mary’s death so the official cause is not known but she apparently suffered a postpartum hemorrhage. Mary was buried on December 23, 1892 at the Brick Church (Mennonite) Cemetery in Ustick Township. All four of her children and her only granddaughter are also buried there. A short biographical sketch can be found here.