Cordelia Wilson Faulkner
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Cordelia Wilson, daughter of Jacob and Mary E. Wilson, was born in Monroe County, Tennessee, November 2, 1847 and died March 1, 1924, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivillar Greer, aged 76 years and 4 months.
She was the eldest of a family of eleven children and emigrated with her parents to Hamilton County, Illinois, at the age of 13 years, where she has lived continuously ever since.
On October 13, 1870 she was united in marriage to Leonard Faulkner who departed this life August 16, 1918. To this union were born six children, five of whom, three sons and two daughters, are living. They are Nannie J., wife of Quiller Greer, Janies L., William J., May wife of Rolla Floyd of Mt. Carmel, and Chas. C. of McLeansboro, one daughter, Josie, died in 1898. She also leaves 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
She was converted early in life and was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Webb's Chapel. Throughout her long and useful life she always held a keen interest in the work of the church.
She was afflicted for several months but bore her afflictions with patience.
The funeral services were held at Webb's Chapel Monday, March 3rd, conducted by Rev. C. M. Price of Norris City assisted by the pastor Rev. W. R. Richardson. Interment at Hutson cemetery in the presence of a host of sorrowing friends and relatives.
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