Death of Elizabeth Riley (noted in rescue of Shadrach Minkins)

Mrs. Elizabeth Riley, (colored),  Died, January 24, aged 63       For Many years, it had been her chosen mission to administer aid and consolation to the sick and dying.   Her kindness of heart, benignity of expression, and admirable adaptation of speech to the wants of old and young, rendered hers a charmed presence in the invalid’s chamber. … In the various relations of wife, mother, and member of a Christian Society, will her memory be blessed, as was abundantly confirmed by the large concourse attending the funeral services, at Rev. Mr. Grime’s church. (Liberator, February 9, 1855, pg 3)