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Mary Frances Chase
Wickford Standard Times, Wickford, RI, 17 April 1931, page 5.

                   Mrs. Champlin passes away.

     Mrs. Mary Frances Champlin, one of the oldest residents of Davisville, and dearly beloved by all who knew her, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Tallman, Friday after noon, April tenth at six o'clock. Her passing was peaceful and sweet as a sleeping child. Mrs. Champlin had been ailing for a number of years, but outwardly appeared to be fairly well. She was confined to her bed for two weeks prior to her death. Hardening of the arteries was the immediate cause.
    Mrs. Champlin who was the widow of Henry Champlin, and daughter of Sarah and Carlton Chace was born in Centerville, R.I. April 4th, 1849 and at the age of eight came to Davisville where she has spent nearly all her life. A life that has been a shining example of goodness and uprightness, fill of courage, patience, and loving kindness. Her friends are legion. She leaves four daughters, Mrs. John Tourgee of East Greenwich, Mrs. Charles Tallman of Davisville, Mrs. Harry Day and Miss Clara Champlin of Davisville, to whom the loss of her will be irreparable.


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