Date of Death: 9 Jan 1874
Subject: Jemima (Darrow) Jarvis
Source: Andrew County Republican, 16 Jan 1874, p. 3
Rochester Items. We have another sudden death to report from this vicinity. Mrs. Jarvis, wife of John Jarvis, died on the 8th [sic] inst. It seems that on the morning of that day Mr. Jarvis, who lives two and a half miles north of here, started to Rochester to mill, and, as he supposed, left his family in their usual health, Mrs. Jarvis being busily engaged with her household duties preparatory to washing. While standing at the wash-tub she was seized with a sudden illness and started two of their little children to their nearest neighbor's for help. Mr. Way was the first to read the house. He found her lying insensible on the floor. When Mr. Jarvis returned from the mill, he immediately went back for a physician. Strange to say, neither one of the three could be induced to go. He returned home, and Mr. Sim H. Trump went to Flag Springs for Dr. Lockett. When they got to the house she was in a dying condition, and lived about twenty minutes. She remained insensible to the last. She leaves four small children to mourn her loss. She was buried at Rochester on the 10th. May He who tempers the wind to the shorn lamb be a protector to the little ones left without a mother's care.