At the residence of her daughter Mrs. Kennison, at Wingville, Oregon, August 24, 1890 after an illness of fifteen days, Mrs. Fetna Ann Ficklin, aged 70 years.
Deceased was born February 22, 1820 in Boyle Co., Kentucky, moved to Missouri in 1853 (?) and from there to Union Oregon in 1864. With her husband and family she made Union her home until the death of her husband, which occured February 13, 1889, since which time she has been stopping with her children. She leaves eight children to mourn her loss. The remains were brought here Monday and interred in the Union Cemetery.
Our aged mother, ripe in years,
Has passed beyond this vale of tears.
Death’s icy arms, so cold and chill
Have bade her throbbin heart be still
Her spirit freed, now soars away.
Where flowers bloom on every spray;
Where floods of beauty every roll
In loving waves around the soul.
For many years her gentle voice,
Has made our youthful hearts rejoice;
and many times her hands have pressed
Our aching brow, and made them blessed
But now no more will she impart
A solace to our drooping heart;
Her voice is silent, and at rest
her hands lie silent on her breast.
We’ll gently lay her form away,
To moulder back to earth and clay:
Yet ever in remembrance bear,
A loving thought of mother’s care.
Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
August 28, 1890