Aberdeen City, Scotland
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 1942|
Jasper lost one of its oldest citizens in point of residence last Saturday evening when Mrs. Andrew Rae, better known as "Auntie Rae" passed away at the Pipestone hospital following an illness of about six weeks. For 53 years, Mrs. Rae had been a resident of Jasper coming her with her husband in 1889 , just one year after the village had been founded.
Funeral services were held from the local Presbyterian Church , with Rev. P. L. Smith, pastor of the church speaking the final rites. Interment was in the local cemetery with the Friedrich Funeral Service in charge of arrangements. Pall bearers were Warren and Arthur Drew, Arthur Foulds, Otto Einung, Harry Simpson, and Virgil Zenar.
Barbara Wallace Rae was born at Dee Side, Aberdeen, Scotland, October 24, 1864. She was united in marriage to Andrew Rae of Peter Colter, Aberdeen, Scotland February 13 1885. After living there a year they migrated to the U.S. and settled in Sioux Falls, later moving to Dell Rapids. They came to Jasper in 1889, and she with her husband and his brothers , helped build Jasper, and helped too, in the organization and building of the Presbyterian Church. As long as she was able she was a faithful attendant at all of its services and did much to keep it thriving. She was a charter member of the Ladies Aid, serving as it president and in any way that seemed necessary.
Also a charter member of the Eastern Star, in her younger days she found no task to hard for her to do to further its interests.
After the death of Mr. Rae in 1926, life seemed more complex and with the passing of each year, the desire to leave her earthly home grew, until it became an obsession. She entered the Pipestone hospital for treatment March 10 and gradually weakened until a merciful Providence answered her prayers and took her without a struggle to realize the fulfillment of her hope that beyond the grave her loved ones were waiting to welcome her to her eternal home.
At the time of her death, she was 77 years, five months, and 25 days old. She leaves a sister and brother and several nieces and nephews in Scotland and England besides numerous relatives in this country.
Out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral were: Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Crisp, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Crisp, Mr. & Mrs. Morris Crisp and family, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Crisp and family, and Mr. & Mrs. Beto all of Dell Rapids and Mr. & Mrs. W. E. Bagan of Estherville, Iowa. ( The Jasper Journal, Jasper, MN, April 23, 1942)
Andrew Rae (1863 - 1926)
Note: no marker found
Plot: block 68 lot 1 grave 2
Maintained by: Mary Sicard
Originally Created by: Paul Everett
Record added: Jan 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47157586