The Elgin Daily Courier, December 7, 1925
Serephena Morton Thomas
Mrs. Serephena Morton Thomas was born on March 11, 1855, on a farm near Algonquin, residing here all of her life. She went to Chicago a few weeks past to reside with her brother, Edward Morton, but was taken seriously ill with pneumonia, passing away December 1, 1925, after a few days illness. The remains were brought to Algonquin, and funeral services held Thursday, December 3 at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 1 o’clock. Rev. S. R. S. Gray was the officiating clergyman. Nephews of Mrs. Thomas were the pall bearers. Misses Zella and Mirtie Jayne, sang two selections. Mrs. Robert Dalzell was organist.
Mrs. Thomas was preceded in death by her husband, Dorr W. Thomas, one year and eight months ago. She leaves one sister Mrs. Henry Keyes of Algonquin, two brothers, Edward Morton of Chicago. Charles W. Morton of Woodstock, and several nieces and nephews, and other relatives. The service was attended by a large number of relatives and friends from Woodstock, Chicago, Dundee, Elgin and Carpentersville.