Anna Eliza Blessing Winney Obituary

As part of my multi-post series about the Blessing Sisters, below is the obituary for Anna Eliza Blessing Winney mentioned in Part 6. It’s from the book that Michael Winney wrote in 2007, Ancestry of The Winney Siblings: Arthur Jr., Margaret, Patricia, Kathleen, Leonard & Michael.


Fennimore Times, May 19, 1909
Obituary – Mrs. Anna Eliza Winney

“The death of Mrs. Winney came as a surprise to many as the general condition of her health gave no warning of the near approach of the end. She died of heart failure on the evening of April 30th, 1909.

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Elizabeth Jane Blessing Basford Obituary

As part of my multi-post series about the Blessing Sisters, below is the obituary for Elizabeth Jane Blessing Basford mentioned in Part 5. It’s from the book that Michael Winney wrote in 2007, Ancestry of The Winney Siblings: Arthur Jr., Margaret, Patricia, Kathleen, Leonard & Michael.


“Mrs. Elizabeth J. Basford, wife of Hon. Luther Basford, of this city, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 3, of heart failure, aged 67 years, 11 months and 6 days. Continue reading