Sophronia is my maternal 4th great-grandmother:
From the Reporter-Journal newspaper dated 13 July 1893:
Again we have been most forcibly reminded us the truth of the saying, “The old must die and the young may die.” … a dear old lady, Mrs. Sophronia Johnson, but as she was known by nearly everyone, “Grandma Johnson,” quietly slept the sleep that knows no waking, June 25, after a lingering illness of many months, which she bore with true Christian fortitude. She had lived to the advanced age of 89 years and six months. One by one the old people of our little village are leaving us, but their memory will always remain with us, and the world will be the better for their having lived in it.”
See previous post entitled The Life of Sophronia Behnam Johnson for information about her life.
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Enjoy the journey,