NAME: Cocks, Anne (m. Robert Tinsley Arnold)
MRS. ANNA ARNOLD PASSES TO REWARD
Dies on Friday, May 5, 1933
Funeral Held on Sunday, May 7, from Waterman Methodist Church and Burial Was At Sandwich
Mrs. Anna Arnold, aged 64, passed on Friday morning, May 5, 1933, at the home of her son, Ray Arnold, three miles north of Waterman.
Mrs. Anna Cox Arnold, was born in Hawthorp township, Lincolnshire, England, August 29, 1847. She came to this country with her parents when but a young girl and settled near Somonauk. She was married to Robert Arnold February 8, 1871. To this union were born six children, four of whom have preceded her in death, leaving but two sons, Edward Arnold of Ft. Scott, Kansas, and Raymond Arnold of Waterman to mourn her passing, besides three grandchildren and one great grandchild, Mr. Arnold preceeded her in death three years ago.
Grandma Arnold, as many called her, was a friend of everyone and had a place in her heart for all children. She was a lover of flowers and nature and devoted to home and her children. She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by both her sons and their families, as well as other relatives including a sister, Mrs. Sarah Hardy and a brother, Joseph Cox and a host of friends. Mrs. Arnold received a fall about four years ago and has been confined to her bed since that time, receiving the best of care in the home of her son Ray and wife. She was a patient sufferer and ever manifested a truly christian spirit during all those years. Her little bible was a most cherished comfort ever by her side on her bed during her affliction.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Waterman Methodist church, Rev. R.E. Bethards officiated. Mrs. Mabel Swift and Mrs. Florence Taylor sang "In the Garden" and "Some Where" with Miss Clara Greeley at the organ.
Burial was in Oak Ridge cemetery at Sandwich. Pall bearers were, Roy Kesner, Dean Babcock, C.C. Taylor, George Stryker, Ray Darling and Albert Charlesworth.
Out of town relatives who were here to attend the funeral were: Mr. Earl Arnold, Mrs. George Canfield, Mr. Harold Carmon, Mrs. Clara Arnold of Oregon (Ill.); Mr. and Mrs. Joe Loerzel and Mr.and Mrs. Floyd Cox of Wheaton; Mrs. Donald Wiggins and daughter, Betty of Glen Ellyn; Mr. Joseph Cox and Miss Emma Ray of Shabbona; Mrs. Charles Lane of Eagle Grove, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bend and daughters, Ruth and Ora, and Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Arnold of Leland; and Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Boslough of Aurora.