Pricilla Jane Dillman Ware (1840 – 1881)

“Priscilla was born abt 1840 in Ohio (1880 US Census). She married Josiah Ware on 12 Jun 1859 in Preble County, Ohio. In the 1880 US Census they were living in Gasper Township, Preble, Ohio. Priscilla and Josiah had the following children, all born in Preble Co., Ohio:

Clarra O., b. 1863
Edwin W., b. 1868
Martin, b. 1868
Cora P., b. 1874
Charles, b. 1876
Gertrude, b. 1879

Priscilla’s husband Josiah committed suicide on 14 Mar 1881 at his farm 6 miles SW of Eaton. His wife, Priscilla, had become sick and apparently he was not able to deal with all the problems.

Priscilla appears to have not recovered from her illness and passed away just two weeks later on 25 Mar 1881. She was buried 27 Mar 1881.

Abstracts from the Eaton Democrat, 1872-1881, volume 1, page 52 by Joan Bake Brubaker. ‘On Mar 31, 1881– Mrs. Percilla J Ware, wife of Josiah Ware who comitted suicide two weeks ago [14 Mar 1881], was buried on Sabbath afternoon last [27 Mar 1881]. Pity the sorrows of the poor orphan children.’ ”

Source:  FindAGrave

Rich Ware  Record added: May 14, 2012

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