HOSSACK, SCOTT, PORTER, PRICE
August 31, 1899
MRS. JOHN HOSSACK
Mrs. JOHN HOSSACK died yesterday morning at 11 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Scott, of Evanston, at the age of 85. Mrs. Hossack was a native of Scotland, and came to this country at an early age. She married JOHN HOSSACK in the East sixty-six years ago, and they came west to Illinois, locating first in Will county and later coming here. Her husband was one of the men who was instrumental in allowing a negro to escape from the man who had him under arrest here and was taking him back South in the year 1858 or 1859, and for which work he was imprisoned for a short time in Chicago. He was known to almost everyone in Ottawa. He died about eight years ago.
Mrs. Hossack made her home here until recently, when she went to Evanston to live with her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Scott. She had been in poor health for nearly a year, but had not been seriously ill until within the past six weeks.
Mrs. Hossack leaves surviving her three daughters, Mrs. J. E. Porter and Mrs. D. J. Price, of this city, and Mrs. J. E. Scott, of Evanston, and four sons, H. L. Hossack, of Ottawa, Fred N., of Odell, William, of Great Bend, Kansas, and George of Girard, Kansas.
She had 48 grand children and 18 great grand children, and is survived by 63 direct descendants.
The funeral will occur on Friday. Services will be held at the residence in Evanston, and the remains will be brought to this city on the Burlington train at 11:29, and the funeral will take place directly from the train to Ottawa avenue cemetery.