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Mrs. Roxy L. Pease, who died Oct. 31st was born Aug. 28th 1832, in Steuben County, New York. At the age of 20 she married B. S. [Benjamin Salisbury] Pease and soon after immigrated to the then territory of Iowa. After a few years residence there the family again immigrated, this time to territory of Minnesota, where they lived until 1877, when they came to Kittitas Valley where she resided until the time of her death.
She was the mother of seven children, five of whom survive her. During the last year and a half she has resided in Ellensburg with her daughter, Mr. G. M. [Clara] Burlingham. Mrs. Pease had a wide circle of friends and was loved and respected for her goodness and kindness and patient faithful Christian spirit by all who knew her. [Interment Thorp Cemetery]
Ellensburg Dawn, November 8, 1902
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman