Mrs. Eliza Ann Noel was born in Wrightsville, Penn.,Oct 12, 1816, and died at her home in Payson, Ill., Jan. 14,1898, aged 81 years, 3 months and 2 days. She came to Illinois in 1834. Married Wm. H. Graham Sept. 14, 1837, and lived in Birmingham, Ill., until 1850 when she moved to Payson, Adams County. Mr. Graham departing this life in 1846 in Birmingham. By her first marriage she had four children; one dying in infancy and three reaching manhood. Two are still living, H. C. Graham, of Hannibal, Mo., and W.H. Graham of Middletown, Mo.

On Jan. 31, 1853, She was married to Wm. Thompson, and was again left a widow Aug. 24, 1880. By this union were born four children, two dying in infancy and two daughters still living, Mrs. Dora Tipple and Miss Esther Thompson. She was converted in early womanhood and united with the M. E. church, remaining a faithful and consistent Christian throughout life. She was a noble, unselfish and lovable woman, at all times forgetting herself for other, and to know her was to dearly love her. To those to whom she was so dear, a loss has come that shall ever be felt and she will be held in fond and sweet remembrance.. Her funeral services were conducted Sunday at the Fall Creek M. E. church by Rev. C. R. Morrison. A very large number of relatives and sympathizing friends attending the services. Her remains were laid to rest in the church cemetery, where other loved ones of the family sleep the peaceful sleep.

She is not dead, she’s only sleeping, that sweet sleep of peace and rest; and while we sorrow and are weeping, she is happy with God’s blest. To the friends the Times extends the heartfelt sympathy of the community, in this their sad hour.

Source: Payson Times, Adams Co. Illinois.