|Birth: ||Dec. 19, 1843|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 1920|
w/of Robert Mcfarland
The Florence Times, September 17, 1920
At 5 o'clock on Friday morning, September 10, 1920, Mrs. Kate W. McFarland, peacefully passed from the shadows of a tedious and painful illness into the presence of the Prince of Peace.
Mrs. McFarland was the daughter of Mr. Fontaine Armistead, a prominent planter of Colbert County, Alabama, and a granddaughter of Isaac Winston, also a wealthy planter of the Tennessee Valley and a resident of Colbert County, so that she was truly descended from an ancestry that was typical of the Old South and was in her person a representative of that bower of civilization of which we of the South are so justly proud.
She was born on her father's plantation on the 19th day of February, 1853, and was on the 19th day, February, 1868 married to Captain Robert McFarland, whose life and character are so well known to the older citizens of this county.
She is survived by four children, two sons, W. F. and Albert McFarland, and two daughters, Miss Mary McFarland and Mrs. Lucien Brown of Birmingham, and two brothers, Messrs. George and Cole Armistead of Colbert County.
Mrs. McFarland was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. D. W. Hollingsworth, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and Rev. C. L. Price, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, were held at the beautiful old homestead overlooking the Tennessee River. A large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect and followed the cortege covered with most beautiful floral offerings.
For 52 years, Mrs. McFarland was a resident of Florence and by her refinement, her gentle courtesty, her unselfish and constant kindness, as well as by the strength of her character, she was, and held the friendships of all with whom she had any close contact.
A good woman, one who held the respect and esteem of all who knew her, has passed beyond our vision, but the influence of her life and character, will long be felt in the circles of which she was a member.
Peter Fontaine Armistead (1810 - 1908)
Mary Susan Winston Armistead (1822 - 1879)
Robert C McFarland (1836 - 1892)
Robert James McFarland (1868 - 1870)*
William Fontaine McFarland (1871 - 1938)*
Mary McFarland (1874 - 1938)*
Albert McFarland (1879 - 1921)*
Created by: Scrappy
Record added: Jun 21, 2009
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