Clay County


Mary Jane Mitchell was born in Richland county, November 5, 1859, to Elizabeth and Joseph H. Mitchell, and departed this life May 30, 1930.

Her marriage to Wm. Pixley took place October 7, 1877, and to this happy union eight children were born, Harry C., of Ferguson, Missouri; Stella Kirk, of Olney, Illinois; J. Edward, of Ottawa, Illinois; Bertha Wood, of Watseka, Illinois; Carrie Kesterson, of Clay City, Illinois, and Lida Rinnert, at home. Robert and Harvey died in infancy.

Sister Pixley united with the Sailor Springs Christian church about 35 years ago and has lived a consistent Christian life ever since.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea saith that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them." — Rev. 14:15.

Funeral at Sailor Springs Sunday afternoon, conducted by C. L. Doty, pastor of the Flora Christian church, assisted by Bro. Neathery, former pastor of Sailor Springs church.

Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.

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