A Love Story-March 8, 1823
Jack wrote a love letter to his wife Florence, known as Billy. He had no idea at this point-in-time that he would never see her again.
|Florence Eloise Sterling|
Dearest, I want you to rest and enjoy yourself while you are there. I won't ask if you had a safe journey as God couldn't be so cruel as to make it otherwise.
Well, dearest one, will close now hoping that you miss me as I do you. A wealth of love and a fortune of kisses from
Your lonely husband, Jack
Obituary April 5, 1988
Cherished Companion Died
On the 21st of March death entered the home of Russel Cardy in the town of Potosi, and claimed his cherished companion as its victim. Mercy Ann Hampton was born of Christian parents in the state of New Jersey in 1813. Her parents moved from New Jersey to Erie county, N.Y. while she was young, where they lived at the time of her marriage. Her early life was spent among the friends-"Quakers"-and from them she learned the true lesson of virtue. In 1842 she was married to Russel Cardy on the 25th of August. They came to Potosi the same year. She taught school in their own home their first winter in Wisconsin, besides attending to her household duties. She lived a quiet life, never yielding to wrong. They will see her no more here, for she has joined a brighter band. Though the weather was cold she was born to her resting place followed by her numerous friends. The procession walked to the grave. They have the sympathy of all who know them.
|Mercy Ann Hampton and Russel Cardy|
my 3rd great grandparents