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(From The Winchester Evening Star)
MRS. J. L. REES
    DIED TODAY AT
           ADVANCED AGE

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Member of An Old Family
Here Passes Away After
A Brief Illness
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   Mrs. Annie J. Rees, widow of the Rev. Jonah L. Rees, died at 11:30 o'clock today at her home No. 531 North Braddock street, following an illness of nearly three weeks, from paralysis.
     She sustained a stroke of paralysis on the night of September 27th, which affected principally her speech. She had remained conscious during most of this time, although unable to speak. A week ago she was no longer able to take nourishment
on account of the condition of her throat. Since that time she had gradually grown weaker until death came today.
     The funeral will take place from her late residence Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. Edward O. Janney, of Baltimore, will officiate and interment will be made in the family burial lot in Mount Hebron Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Charles M. Ebert, M. M. Lynch, Scott Grant, D. S. Mattison, Walker McC. Bond, and Clarence Robinson. The family requests that no flowers be
sent.
Grand Old Lady.
     The death of Mrs. Rees removes one of the gentlest, and most lovable women of Winchester. She was one of the grand old ladies of the community. Eighty-eight years of age, she was always cheerful and smiling; she had a good word for everybody; gossip or idle talk never passed her lips. She was perhaps not wise in the ways of the modern world, but her gentleness and simplicity were of the past regime, and it lent charm to an already sweet disposition.
     She was one of the belles of the ante-bellum period and the ambrotype photographs of her taken at this period show her as a most beautiful young girl. She was born in Winchester, August 17, 1837 and was married to Mr. Rees, February 15, 1864, at a period when the armies of the North and South were contending for the possession of the city of Winchester.
Was War-Time Nurse.
     During the civil war Mrs. Rees was a volunteer nurse at York Hospital on South Market street, later on to be Fairfax Seminary for young girls. Here she nursed the wounded soldiers of both armies gathered from the battlefields in and around Winchester.
     Following her marriage to Mr. Rees in 1864, they went to Ohio to live. Mr. Rees engaged in business there and later they returned to Frederick county, where Mr. Rees managed the Jackson farm, on the Martinsburg pike, an inheritance from Mrs. Rees' father. A number of years ago, they moved to Winchester where they had since lived. Mr. Rees dying about nine years ago.
     She was a daughter of Joseph S. and Mary D. Jackson and was born on Piccadilly street in this city in the stone house now owned by Mrs. Franck Baker, opposite the present post office building. Her father was a hatter in this city and manufactured principally high silk hats for men, the headgear being then known as "beaver" hats. His factory was located on North Main street where W. P. Anderson's store is now located.
     Mrs. Rees is the last surviving member of her parents immediate family which was a large one.
Member of Society of Friends.
     She had always been a devoted member of the Society of Friends, as her ancestors for generations back had been, and she was a faithful and punctual in her attendance at the services and sessions of that denomination. Mrs. Rees never adopted modern customs in many particulars; she never owned an automobile, but preferred to drive behind a faithful old horse in the family carriage. She was a familiar figure in the carriage as she drove to the Friends Meeting House every Sunday, rain or shine, year in and year out.
     With such an attractive personality as Mrs. Rees possessed, it was natural she should attract such a large circle of friends around here. The young people as well as those of more mature years were her warmest friends and up to the time of her final illness, she made a companion of them and entered with a lively interest into all those little details of life with them which may have been uppermost in their minds.
     Mrs. Rees leaves one daughter, Miss Annie J. Rees, who has been her companion always. She is also survived by a number of other relations who are members of some of the most prominent families of the county and city.

(Oct. 16, 1925)

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