Name:   Esther Marilla (Garthwait) Frink

From:  The Sabbath Recorder, Milton, Wisconsin
Date:  April 8, 1918

Mrs. Esther Marilla Garthwait Frink was born at Almond, Allegany Co., N. Y., September 12, 1847, and died at the home of her daughter in Milton Junction, Wis., March 24, 1918.

She was one of five children born to Jacob and Clarinda Garthwait. When she was but a little girl of six years her family moved to Wisconsin where they settled in Adams County, residing there eight years. They then moved to Milton Junction where she spent the remainder of her life. For these many years she has been a well known and respected citizen of our town, taking an active interest in its people and welfare generally.

She was married on September 12, 1886, to Alexander Dunham Frink, and to this union were born two children Mrs. Fred Burdick of this place, and Mrs. Ella Walters of Albion.

Mrs. Frink made a profession of Christianity during the work of Elder Hoffman - the exact date is not known to the writer - and united with the Milton Junction Seventh Day Baptist church on May 6, 1896. She remained a faithful member to the time of her death and so far as her strength permitted took part in the activities of her home church. She was a faithful wife and mother, a highly respected citizen in the midst of a large circle of friends and neighbors. During her last illness she was tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Fred. Burdick.

The funeral services were conducted from her daughter's home and the Seventh Day Baptist church by her pastor, Rev. Edgar D. Van Horn, and the body was laid to rest in the Milton Junction cemetery. The Rebekah Lodge, of which she was an honored member, attended the service in a body and took part in the services at the grave. Music was furnished by a male quartet, arranged by E. M. Holston. The esteem and love in which Mrs. Frink was held was attested by the large number who attended the services and the many beautiful floral offerings laid on the casket. E. D. V. H.