|Birth: ||May 14, 1855|
|Death: ||Mar. 29, 1913|
Mille Lacs County
Princeton Union Apr 4, 1913
Mrs.William Cordiner Stricken.
Without a moment's warning Mrs. William Cordiner was called to the other shore on Friday. While joking with her husband at dinnertime, and apparently in the best of health, she was suddenly stricken and passed away before Mr. Cordiner could go to her assistance. "Oh, Will!" she exclaimed, and her spirit took its flight—in the midst of life she was in death. She contemplated taking a trip to Juneau, Alaska, next June to visit her son. Guy, and had made all preparations for the journey, even unto packing her trunk, and her husband intended accompanying her so far as the coast. Dr. Cooney, who had treated her for what she supposed to be a trivial affection of the heart, had suggested to her husband that he accompany her, for the doctor knew the true condition of her health and had informed Mr. Cordiner. While she was apparently in the best of health she suffered from an ailment that was liable to grow worse or terminate fatally.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. O. Fisher in the Congregational church on Sunday afternoon, and the pastor delivered a sermon eulogistic of the good woman who had been so suddenly called from earth. The Congregational quartet sang a number of selections and there was a profusion of floral offerings.
From the family residence, where a short service was held, members of the Eastern Star lodge and of the "Girls of the Sixties" club escorted the remains of their departed sister to the church, where a large number of people attended the solemn services. The funeral procession to the grave in Oak Knoll cemetery was one of the longest ever seen in Princeton, showing the high regard in which Mrs. Cordiner was held. The pallbearers were G. I. Staples, Guy Ewing, Andrew J. Bullis, R. D. Byers, Joseph Borden and William Neely.
Among those in attendance at the obsequies from out of town were Max Cordiner, La Crosse Wis.; Mrs. S. O. Young (William Cordiner's sister) Portage, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Noordain, Milaca; and Mr. and Mrs. L. Pauley, Minneapolis.
Mrs. William Cordiner, whose maiden name was Emma Hatch, was born in Jefferson. Maine, on May 14, 1855, and, with her parents, Mr. and Mrs John Hatch, now both dead, came to Princeton in 1856. She was married to William Cordiner on November 18, 1881, and two sons and a daughter—the latter having died in infancy—were born of the union. The sons are Max, who is in the Minnesota state grain inspection department and located at La Crosse, Wis.; and Guy, who is in Juneau, Alaska. William Cordiner also survives his wife and, besides, she leaves a brother, W. L. Hatch of Princeton, and Mrs. Mary Lynch of Sawtelle, California.
Mrs. Cordiner was the embodiment of all that is good in woman—those noble traits of character which make lifelong friends were hers. She was of a most kindly disposition, charitable,
and generous to a fault. Her neighbors loved her,—the whole community loved her.—and her sudden
taking away has cast a shadow over our little city. To her husband, sons and other members of the family the Union extends its heartfelt sympathy in this, the hour of their great sorrow.
John Clark Hatch (1828 - 1910)
Martha Hilton Hatch (1836 - 1912)
Oak Knoll Cemetery
Mille Lacs County
Created by: Judy Howard
Record added: Sep 22, 2012
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