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Maletha Rosel Parker Heater
Birth: Jun. 11, 1876
Tompkinsville
Monroe County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1914
Lucerne
Sheridan County
Kansas, USA

Hoxie, Kansas Sentinel
December 24, 1914
Found Dead in bed

Mrs. Louis Heater, for some time a resident of Bow Creek township was found dead in her bed on morning last week by her eight year old son, her husband absent from home. A coroner's inquest was held over the body and after careful investigation returned a verdict showing that death was the result of heart disease. A very pitiable story comes to us of her death. Mr. Heater was away at work and Mrs. Heater and her six children, the oldest being eight years of age and the youngest ten months, were at home alone On the evening before her death she was not feeling well and according to the little son's evidence he had prepared and given her some medicine just before he retired. Along in the night he heard the baby crying and knowing of his mother's illness went to her bed and took the baby to bed with him. When morning came he got up and called to his mother, getting no response he went to the bedside and tried to rouse her. Getting no response he dressed the other children and loading the three smaller ones in a hand cart the six started out for their grandparents several miles away. Thus they went until the George Hayne's home was reached where Mrs. Haynes seeing them thought something must be wrong to force six as little fellows as they were out in the cold so early in the morning, so she stopped them to inquire the cause. The oldest told her his mama was asleep and he could not wake her. A telephone message sent Charley Haynes, the nearest neighbor, to the home where he found the mother of the little tots cold in that sleep from which there is no waking, death having come during the night, presumably earlier than when the baby cried. In making the trip the little fellows did they must have suffered terribly from the cold and we were told that one little girl's feet were frosted while another's fingers frozen.
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Maletha was my great grandmother.
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 Parents:
  Hugh Parker (1851 - 1876)
  Mary Ann Moore Metheny (1854 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Lewis Sylvester Heater (1883 - 1951)*
 
 Children:
  John Leroy Heater (1906 - 1967)*
  Mary Kathryn Heater Shadduck (1908 - 1997)*
  Archie Eldreth Heater (1909 - 1971)*
  Anna May Heater Briggs (1911 - 1998)*
  Laura Isabel Heater Davenport Gore (1912 - 1990)*
  Charley Fay Heater (1914 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maletha Rosel Parker Heater (1876 - 1914)
  Fred Metheny (1882 - 1975)**
  Harry Metheny (1884 - 1970)**
  Bertha Metheny Cook (1888 - 1961)**
  Daniel Metheny (1891 - 1982)**
  John J. Metheny (1896 - 1977)**
  Etta May Metheny Cressler (1898 - 1925)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lucerne Cemetery
Lucerne
Sheridan County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: TLC
Record added: Jul 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39257467
Maletha Rosel <i>Parker</i> Heater
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Maletha Rosel <i>Parker</i> Heater
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Maletha Rosel <i>Parker</i> Heater
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Jun. 12, 2014

- Hopewell
 Added: Aug. 16, 2013
To a Grandmother never met but loved so much for the Father you gave me.
- 80401victor heater
 Added: Jul. 27, 2013
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