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Catherine Shelley Rader
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1803
Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1879
Iowa, USA

Catherine Shelley was born in Virginia on August 30, 1803. She was the daughter of John Shelley and Martha Magdalene Miller.
She married Michael Rader on September 2, 1819 in Wayne County Indiana.
Michael and Catherine Rader moved to Owen County Indiana and were listed there in the 1840 and 1850 Census records. They next moved to Decatur County, Iowa and were listed there in the 1856 Iowa State Census and later in the 1860 US Census. By 1867 they had relocated to Cosumnes Township in Sacramento County California where her husband Michael and her sons John, Andrew, William and David were listed in the 1867 California Great Register of Voters. Her husband Michael and sons William and David were also listed as farmers living in Michigan Bar in the Sacramento City and County Directory For 1868. This same directory listed her sons John as water agent and Andrew as a farmer as living a few miles away in Cooks Bar.
By 1871, Catherine had moved to near Hollister, California where her husband Michael and sons William and Andrew were listed in the California Great Register of Voters. Their son David was living nearby in Gilroy.
On May 7, 1873, her son William was killed by their neighbor in a confrontation over the boundary between their landholdings that became violent.
Her husband Michael died three weeks later on May 28 1873 after he became ill attending to Catherine who became sick after her son was killed. The deaths of her son William and husband Michael were mentioned in the newspaper The Hollister Advance.
Catherine next went to live in Guthrie County, Iowa were her daughter Martha Jane Reynolds was living. Martha Jane's husband John was a physician practicing medicine there.
Catherine Rader died on Jan 23, 1879 and was buried in the East Greenwood Cemetery.

1.The Sacramento City and County Directory For 1868 by Robert E. Draper.
2. The Hollister Advance May 10 & 17 & 31, 1873
3. Cutlers History of the State of Kansas-Bourbon Co, KS (Article About JW Reynolds)
4. Guthrie County Iowa WPA Cemetery Records:
RADER Catherine Shelby / 23 Jan 1879 / Age: 75 / East Cemetery / Block 124 / w/o Michael
Family links: 
  John Shelley (1776 - 1846)
  Martha Magdalene Miller Shelley (1783 - 1871)
  John Rader (1820 - 1871)*
  Elizabeth Rader Stuck (1824 - ____)*
  Isaac Shelley (1800 - 1866)*
  Catherine Shelley Rader (1803 - 1879)
  Abraham Shelley (1805 - 1876)*
  Margaret Shelley McLean (1811 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
East Greenwood Cemetery
Guthrie County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Richard C. Bauman
Record added: Apr 28, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 109648109
Catherine <i>Shelley</i> Rader
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