Mary Ward

In Clark county, of bilious fever, attended by paralysis, after an illness   
of three weeks, in the 39th year of her age, Mrs. Mary Ward, consort of      
Isaac Ward, Esq., Clerk of the Circuit Court of that county.                 
Mrs. Ward was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, a truly Christian  
matron, she discharged the duties of wife, mother, friend, and all the       
social offices of life, in a really affectionate, and highly exemplary       
By her death society has sustained no ordinary loss, her husband and         
children one which is indeed irreparable.                                    
But her friends may console themselves with the affliction, that their       
infinite loss is her abundant gain. She has cast off the burden of life; she 
has taken her departure from a world of cares, and has entered into a more   
glorious state of existence to enjoy the reward of a life well spent.        
Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 15, 1834.                      
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