Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Mrs. Almona Gill Severance

According to the IGI portion of FamilySearch, Almona Gill was born in Erie County, Ohio on November 20, 1856 to Edward and Esther Young Gill. She married Rev. Claude M. Severance in Japan on July 12, 1892.

In an article about Rev. Severance from MEN OF VERMONT, we learn that Almona Gill was a graduate of Oberlin College, and she was in the mission field in Japan when she met Rev. Severance, who also was in Japan as a missionary. The following passage was written about Mrs. Severance in The Missionary Herald, following her death on December 7, 1898:

Mrs. Severance's health had been infirm for some time, the result, it is believed, of her faithful and self-sacrificing labors. She faced death with calmness and trust, and from her home in Cleveland, Ohio she entered into rest on the 7th of November last.

Mrs. Almona Gill Severance is buried in the Sand Hill Cemetery in Erie County, Ohio.

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