From Andover News, September 29, 1916

Transcribed by Crist Middaugh


Mrs. A.M. Mingus

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mingus were saddened Monday by the news that Mrs. Mingus had passed away. The circumstances were unusually sad as mrs. Mingus was a lady of culture and an accomplished musician and had endured herself to a host of friends both in Andover, where she was prominent in the activities of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in the neighborhood of their fine country home where visitors were always welcomed and most pleasantly entertained.

Mrs. Mingus was first taken ill last winter and in sprite of everything that loving care could do faded steadily until when finally God took her, her friends tho mourning deeply, were comforted to think that from sickness and suffering she had passed to peace and rest.

Mrs. Mingus, who was Margaret Emma Morrison, was born at Sligo, Pa. In childhood her parents moved to Worthington, Pa., where she united with the Lutheran Church and was for many years organist of that church. She was united in marriage to Arthur M. Mingus Nov. 26, 1896 and in 1897 united with the M. E. Church in Andover.

The pastor of the Lutheran Church of which she had so long been a member said of her, “Her lovable disposition won her many friends. Her musical talent both vocal and instrumental was above the average. She lived a consistent christian life, was always active in the work of the church and sought to promote its interests.”

The funeral, which was largely attended, was held in the M. E. Church, Wednesday morning, her pastor, Rev. Chas. Collins, officiating. Mr. Collins spoke feelingly of the sense of loss sustained by the family, the church and the community and commended her christian characterizer to the emulation of others.

Burial was in Valley Brook Cemetery.

Beside her husband there is left to mourn her loss two sisters, Mrs. W. G. Coleman, of Seattle, Mrs. J. Claypool, Worthington, Pa. and two brothers, Jas. Addison, Colorado Springs, and C. M. Morrison, Worthington, Pa.