Almira Palina Gray McCormick was born in Champlain County, Vermont, September 8, 1814 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. D. Hudson this city, July 17th, 1904 aged 89 years, 10 months and 9 days. When she was still quite a child her parents removed from Vermont to Hamilton County, Ohio where she lived until after her marriage with James D. McCormick, January 19th, 1836. A few years after her marriage she, with her husband and children, came to this state, and in 1854 located in Shelby County Indiana, where they were living when her husband died, September 26, 1869.
probably Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana
July 28, 1904
After her husbands death she remained in Shelby County until some ten years ago when she came to this County, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. D. D. Hudson, where she remained until her death. To this union were born seven children, six of whom survived her. Elizabeth Pendleton, Ladoga, Indiana, Ephraim McCormick, Indianapolis, James B. McCormick, Acton. Mrs. D.D. Hudson, Mrs. J.C. Alexander, and Thomas S. McCormick of this city are the names of those living and Mrs. Mattie Carter is the name of the deceased daughter. Besides the children there are eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
She reared her family in the Presbyterian Church in Hamilton County, Ohio but on their removal to Indiana in 1847, there being no church of that denomination near their home, she united with the Methodist church in which church she remained a member until her death.
Her death was due to the infirmities of old age. Until about five months ago she had enjoyed very good health but, since that time she has been confined almost constantly to her bed. But, very little change in her condition was noticeable until about a week before she died, when she was suddenly taken worse and gradually grew weaker until her death which occurred Sunday at 12:25 p.m. During her sickness she was usually patient, never murmuring nor complaining.
Contributed by Linda. The newspaper also carried a picture of the deceased.