Elizabeth Harriet "Libbie" Averill

Female 1847 - 1915  (67 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Harriet "Libbie" Averill 
    Born 4 Sep 1847  Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 6 May 1915  Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4511  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Ephraim Meacham Averill,   b. 28 May 1825,   d. 13 Jan 1914  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Amanda O. Babcock,   b. 25 Sep 1826,   d. 25 Jan 1873  (Age 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 18 Apr 1845  Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Albert Sheley,   b. 19 Mar 1843, Dexter, Jefferson, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1930, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Children 
    Married: 2x1. George Arthur Sheley,   b. 31 Aug 1869, Dugway, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1945, Centerville, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F4593  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Elizabeth H. Averill Sheley - September 4, 1847 - May 6, 1915. Daughter of Ephriam M. and Amanda O. Babcock Averill. Wife of Albert Sheley.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, May 13, 1915 Sandy Creek News - Sandy Creek, New York - Mrs. Albert Shelley - Richland community was saddened but not very much surprised to learn of the death of Mrs. Albert Shelley, which took place at 8:30 o'clock Thursday evening, May 6. Mrs. Shelley had been sick a long time with the dreaded disease known as cancer. A few years ago she underwent an operation for it, and at that time seemed to be cured, but about a year ago it broke out again and she had been laid up with it since. Mrs. Shelley had lived in Richland the larger portion of her life time, and was well known and had made many friends. At one time she was a school teacher in Altmar and other places. Her maiden name was Miss Libbie Averill and she was married to Albert Shelley of Albion, New York, June 10, 1867. Their married life had been one of matrimonial bliss. Mrs. Shelley was a devoted member of the Methodist church, but far more than that was a loyal Christian who counted all things lost that she might win Christ. Before her illness which compelled her to do otherwise, she was always at her post of duty in the church and to the writer was an inspiration. Her faithful testimony and prayers to the saving power of Jesus Christ grew stronger as the years by. She knew Him, who to know is "life everlasting." During her sickness, though in bodily pain much she endured and longed to be with her Savior and in His eternal home. Mrs. Shelley was a member of the Down Bible class, the Women's Foreign Missionary society and the W. C. T. U. Saint and sinner suffer bodily the same much in this world but we must remember the end of the way is far different, Heaven, "that yonder city of light", is only for those who loved and followed Christ here, and who have come up out of much tribulation, and have washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb. To the Christian there is no death, the sun goes down, but when safe at home in the haven of rest, all is eternal bliss. No more pains or sickness or disappointments or losses and shadows, but everything bright and fair, when the weary body takes on the immortality and is clothed life the glorious body of the risen Christ. The funeral was held Friday. A short service at the home at 2:30 and regular funeral service at the M. E. church at 3. The pastor, Rev. S. H. Stokes, brought a very encouraging message from the 23d Psalm, 4th verse: "Though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death I will fear no evil," this being the verse she wished the pastor to speak from. He spoke of her earnest Christian life, and particularly how very necessary it was for us to live the Christian life as she lived it. That if we gained everything else and failed in having Christ in our lives to go through the valley of the shadow of death, our lives were a failure. The message was one of comfort and hope. Mrs. Shelley leaves a devoted husband, one son, George Shelley of Oswego; two brothers, James Averill of DuBois, Pennsylvania and William Averill, Richland, New York; two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Kenyon and Miss Addie Averill, both of Richland, and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Mrs. Shelley was 67 years, 8 months, 5 days old. Interment at village cemetery, Richland. There they need no sunshine bright, in the city four square. For the Lamb is all the light, and there is no night there. God shall wipe away all tears, there's no death, no pain nor fears. For they count not time by years, in the city four square.

      May 6, 1915 - Elizabeth H. Sheley, age 67 years, 8 months, 2 days. Date of birth, September 4, 1847, born in Richland, New York. Sex, female; race, white; married; occupation, housework. Name of father Ephriam M. Averill, born in Pulaski, New York. Name of mother, Amanda O. Babcock, born in New York. Informant, Smiley Hewitt, Pulaski, New York. Cause of death, carcinoma of both breast. Signed by A. Garfield Dunbar, M.D., May 8, 1915, Richland, New York. Place of burial, Richland, New York, May 8, 1915. Undertaker, Enos & Morton, Pulaski, New York.