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Louisa J. Olner

Olner, Louisa J. was born in Madison County Miss, in 1839, came with her parents who settled near Toledo, Ark., and three weeks after arriving both father and mother died the same week. Louisa then lived with Dr. Stanfield until she was sixteen when she married John Y. M. Olner and she and her husband joined the church the next summer of which she lived a consistent member until her death Feb. 13, 1899.  Her husband died April 16, 1878.  She was the mother of thirteen children, ten boys and three girls, three of whom are alive to mourn the loss of an affectionate mother.

She also leaves two sisters, Mr. Nancy Burton, of Lincoln county, and Mrs. Mary Briggs, of Toledo, with a host of friends and relatives to weep for her.  Sister Olner was a devoted christian and those who knew her best loved her most.  Therefore be it resolved by our church that we bow submissively to a kind ruler's providence and that we extend our sympathy to the bereaved children commending them to the  care of their mother's God hoping and praying that we all may finally get home to heaven where she awaits our coming.

By order of the Kingsland Baptish Church.
C.M. Myrick
Luda Dikes
Rene Rucks

Submitted by Belinda (Brown) Winston

Source: Cleveland County Herald, 30 Mar 1899