Mrs. Michael Bardell, an old resident of Stephenson county, passed away Friday night at 6:30 at the home of her daughter, who is the Mrs. Brooks of Evanston. The cause of her death was the infirmities of old age, She has been ailing for some time and her passing was not unexpected. Mrs. Bardell was 83 years of age and she spent the greater part of her life in this county, her home being in Ridott until two years ago, when she moved to Evanston to live with her daughter. Her husband died several years ago. She leaves three daughters, her son Phillip having passed away a number of years ago. His home was in Freeport. Mrs. Bardell was a member of the Free Methodist church of Ridott for over 37 years. She always took a prominent part in church activities. The remains were brought to Ridott yesterday afternoon and the funeral services were held from the Free Methodist church there. Burial was made in the State Road Evangelical Cemetery.
Freeport Journal Standard, June 15, 1914. Submitted by: e-mail on 2 Jan 2002