Alton, Mary Tomlinson
1905-01-19 (aged 83 years)
Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Mrs. Mary Alton died at 12:00 o'clock, midnight, on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Alex McNeill, in Mineral Point; aged 82 years. She was born in county of Cumberland, England, Oct. 16, 1822. Her maiden name was Mary Tomlinson. She was united in marriage to John Little they came to America in 1849, and settled on a farm in the town of Waldwick. Mr. Little died twenty-one years ago. The widow fourteen years ago was united in marriage to Thomas Alton, who died Nov. 22, 1903. During the past year her home, most of the time, was with her daughter. She was a true Christian, whose delight was in doing good to others. The large attendance of old neighbors and friends at the funeral attest to the high esteem in which she was held by all. The services were in Trinity Episcopal church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. M. Chase officiating. She leaves to mourn her death and cherish her memory, one son, Robert James Day, and one daughter, Mrs. Alex McNeill, and thirteen grandchildren. Burial was in the family lot beside her first husband.
Mineral Point Tribune, Jan. 19, 1905