Mrs. Jennie F. Duncan Dather
Jennie Duncan was born Sept. 26,1851 at Argyle Wisc. and departed this life March 5,1930, after a long illness
resulting from a broken hip.
On June 16,1867 she was united in marriage with Alexander E. Patterson, to which union there was born 3 sons, John L. Patterson and George B. Patterson of Ainsworth, and Charles A. Patterson of Lancaster, Calif.
In the year 1874, when the youngest son was but nine months old, Alexander E. Patterson died leaving his wife a widow at the age of 23.
In 1886, in company with her father & mother, Mr. & Mrs. Levi P. Duncan, she came to Brown County, Neabr., and settled on a ranch southwest of Ainsworth, where she lived with her family until 1889, when she was united in marriage with George Savage, with who she laer moved to Hitchcock County were they spent 5 years, returning in 1899 to Ainsworth where in the year 1900 Mr. Savage died.
In 1903 she was united in marriage with Mr. J.F. Dather who with her 3 sons, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren remain to mourn her loss.
Her grandchildren are: Mrs. Marie Ericson of Chicago, Mrs. Frank Haller of Glendale, Wyo., Harry & Charles Patterson of Ainsworth, Mrs. Stanley Brown of Omaha, Ne., Lewis Patterson of Ainsworth, George Debolt of Blair, Neab., Ellis Debolt of Okla., Elmer Debolt of Calif., Mrs. Taylor Higbaee of Meadow Grove, Ne., and Mrs. Fred Lockwood of Oakdale, Ne.
Mrs. Dather has been well and favorable known in this community through all of her residence here.. She was a woman
of Staunch Christian character, always standing for what she belived to be right and always interested in the moral and spiritual welfare of all men. She loved the church and when at all possible was found in attendance at its servaices. taking
whatever part in its activities she was called upon to take, rendering service without thought of advantage of fear of criticism. Up until the time of the accident which led to her death she was the teacher of the older ladies class in the Congregational Sunday School. God was an ever present and abiding reality in her experience and she comes to the end of an unusually active life with a long record of faithful service in his cause. The Kindom of Jesus Christ loses from the earth a stalwart supporter in the passing of our esteemed friend.
Mrs. Dather was a member of the local chapters of the Relief Corps and the Order of the Easter Star and of the Congregational church of this city. After a long life of arduous endeavor for good and right her rest will be sweet and her reward great.