John Ennis & Sally Loomis Ennis

The Lewiston Teller
Thursday, February 20, 1890

Died, at her home, north-east of Yates City, on Wednesday, Jan. 29th., 1890, after a long and tedious illness, Mrs. Sally Ennis, wife of John Ennis, aged 83 years.

The deceased was born in Oneida County, New York, Jan. 29th, 1807 and was the daughter of Jeremiah and Sally (Rigby) Loomis. Her father was a native of Connecticut, and her mother of New York. Her grand parents, on both sides, were pioneers of the latter state.

She was married to Mr. John Ennis of the same place in New York, on Sept. 27th, 1828. They moved to Knox Co. in 1846.

She was the mother of twelve children six of whom are now living.

She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and was a faithful Christian.

"Her pains and sorrows are all o'er,
She has gone to God on high,
Her watchful eyes shall weep no more,
No mere her spirit sigh,"

At his home, 2 miles north-east of Yates City, on Wednesday morning, Feb. 5th., 1890, at 6 o'clock, Mr. John Ennis, aged 83 years.

The deceased was a native of New York state, and came west in June, 1846. Before he left the old state he taught school 8 or 9 years, first in a log cabin, with 60 scholars, and was paid $13 a month. Before coming west he was married to Miss Sally Loomis, by whom he had 12 children, of whom 4 girls and 2 boys are living, and one boy was killed in the battle of Shiloh. He lived on the same farm he first choose in Illinois up to his death, and cultivated it as long as his health would permit.

Funeral this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the M. E. Church. - The Elmwood Messenger.

Mr. and Mrs. Ennis of whom the above notices are given are the mother and father of Mrs. L. Rowley, of this city.

Contributed by Bailey

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