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Moses Eastman = Susan
MARY ELLEN EASTMAN ("Mell")
D: Melrose MA 1872
siblings: William H., Caroline Augusta, Alice
Whitney, Moses Franklin
Miss Mary E. Eastman, our most
accomodating and efficient postmistress, has been very ill with lung
fever, for many weeks. She was first attacked with congestion of the
lungs, through some exposure, but the disease finally assumed the type
She long lingered on the verge of death, so that only the most sanguine
hope dared look for her recovery. But for her friends sake, for her and
for ours, we rejoice to say that her symptoms are altogether more
favorable. There is less throbbing of anxious hearts, on her account,
though she is yet unable to sit up. She has been "jealous of good works,"
active in moral interprises, and is highly esteemed in the community. We
shall gratefully welcome the sight of her genial face "behind the
grating," at the delivery window, though so cordially appreciating the
faithful services that kept things right in her absence.
Deaths In Melrose, May 29, Mary Ellen Eastman, aged 28
years. After an illness of three months, severe, but patiently borne,
Sister Eastman passed serenely on to her heavenly home, leaving a large
circle of friends who deeply mourn the loss of so loving, devoted and
useful a life...
She was first attacked with congestion of the lungs,
followed by pleurisy, which terminated in lung fever. From the
prostration which this sickness occasioned she was slowly recovering, when
a relapse again caused anxious hearts to beat with fear. Rheum atic fever
set in, terminating in typhoid from which she had not strength to rally...