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Obituary: Elizabeth G. Baxter, Portsmouth, Ohio (1845-1917)

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Obituary: Elizabeth G. Baxter, Portsmouth, Ohio (1845-1917)

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Surnames: Baxter, Breare, Miller, Holcomb
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The Valley Sentinel, Portsmouth, Ohio
Wednesday, February 28, 1917
Mrs. Elizabeth G. Baxter
Mrs. Elizabeth G. Baxter was born in Halifax/Nova Scotia, on May 16th, 1845. She was the daughter of Rev. Robinson Breare, a very prominent Universalism minister, and Elizabeth G. Breare. She removed with her parents to Massachusetts, when a mere infant, and in 1853 to Gallia County; Ohio, where she spent the greater part of her life. She was married to James C. Baxter in 1864. He died in August, 1908. He was a soldier, serving in 60th and 173d Regiments. Several children were born to this union, three of whom survive; Charles C. Baxter, of Columbus, and Floyd R. Baxter, and Mrs. Jessie Miller, of Pittsburg. Shortly after the death of her husband, she went to Pittsburgh and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Jessie Miller, until her death, which occurred on February 23rd, 1917, nearly 72 years of age. She was a kind and devoted wife and mother. Many friends in Gallia County will attest to her uniform kindness and never failing charity. She lived a good pure and Christian life. She will be buried Tuesday, February 27th in Vinton, Gallia County, in the Glenn-Holcomb graveyard, where rests her father, mother and three sisters. She is the last of the family of Rev. Robinson Breare, who will long be remembered in Southeastern Ohio. She was the sister of Mrs. Holcomb, wife of Anselm T. Holcomb, of this city. Mrs. Baxter was well known in Portsmouth, she having spent more than half of her time in this city.

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