Esther Wickham Bross

Esther Wickham Bross, widow of Noah Bross, died at the home of her son, Jansen Bross, No. 6 Lyman street, at 8:45 Friday morning, of paralysis of the throat, from which she had been suffering for two years.  Seven weeks ago she was confined to her bed.

She was a daughter of John and Almeda Wickham, and was born in the town of Wantage, Sussex county, 72 years ago this month.  It was 32 years ago when she and her husband removed to Port Jervis.  Mr. Bross died Sept. 14, 1894. Since then she had resided with her husband.

She is survived by her sons Jansen and Wickham Bross, and one daughter, Sarah A., wife of John E. Van Sickle, all of Port Jervis. By one brother, Daniel Wickham, of Sacramento, Cal., and by two half sisters, Mrs. Lewis Krum, and Mrs. Cornelia Owen, both of Middletown. 

Mrs. Bross united with the Presbyterian Church in Port Jervis under the pastorate of Rev. A.P. Botsford, and was a consistent and faithful member of that body, and her life was largely devoted to the relief of the suffering and the amelioration of those in need of sympathy and help.  During her long days of suffering she was uncomplaining, bearing every ill and ache with a fortitude and patience borne of resignation and Christian faith.

Source:  Port Jervis Tri-States Union, February 13, 1902. 

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