Margaret (Stover) Hippard
born about 1838 in Stanton, Virginia
died December 9, 1902, in Dayton, Illinois
A very sudden death occurred here Tuesday night, Mrs. Tom Hippard, who has lived here for many a year. She was feeling quite well at supper time and helped do up supper work. She was taken sick and a physician was sent for but before the physician reached her she was dead. She was a kind neighbor and liked by all who knew her. She leaves surviving her besides her husband, two daughters, Sue of this place, and Lue of Chicago, one son John and one brother, George Stover. The funeral took place from the home Thursday at 10 o’clock. Interment in Dayton cemetery.
A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we love is still,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
To her rest they gently laid her
In the arms of him who gave,
She will sleep but not forever
In the cold and silent grave.1
1. Ottawa [Illinois] Fair Dealer, December 19, 1902