|Birth: ||May 15, 1836|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 18, 1918|
Rockford (Mercer County)
Obituary, "Rockford [Ohio] Press," March 28, 1918:
"Mrs. Cathren King, Age Nearly 83, Found Dead in Her Home Saturday.
The first knowledge came of her death, Saturday morning, when her daughter Mrs. Ellen Hartzog Snyder entered the home to see her mother and was shocked to find her body lying on the floor, in a position that indicated that death had been instantaneous. Her son, Frank King, who was waiting outside in the automobile, came in and witnessed the sad happening.
Mrs. King had spent the winter with this son and daughter at Ohio City, and Thursday, came over to her own home here for a short stay. She spent Thursday night with Mrs. John King, and on Friday morning went over to her own home preparatory to returning to Ohio City on the noon train. The neighbors, not seeing her again, supposed she had gone away, and it did not occur to them to visit the home. Saturday morning the son and daughter were going by automobile to Celina, and they stopped at the home, the daughter bringing some extra warm clothing for her mother so she might ride back home with them in the machine when they returned.
Mrs. King had been in her usual health and gave no indication that death was so near at hand.
The funeral service was held Monday afternoon from the Friends Church, Rev. O.H. Trader in charge. Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery.
Cathren King, daughter of Valentine and Rachel Mihm was born in Seneca County, New York, May 15th, 1835, and departed this life on March 22, 1918, aged 82 years, 10 months and 7 days.
She was the sixth of a family of seven children. In the year 1853, she was united in marriage to Amisy [Amasa] King, and to this union were born five children, Emma and Taylor King, Ellen Snyder and Frank King of Ohio City, and Lewis King of Lima. One daughter Emma died in infancy and Taylor King answered the call about four years ago. Her husband, who was a veteran of the Civil War, passed away in the year of 1870, leaving her the care of four children whom she reared to manhood and womanhood.
She was converted in her youth and united in the Church of God. About nine years ago, she united with the Friends Church in Rockford and has lived a contant Christian life ever since. She was faithful in her attendance at all services as long as her health would permit her to do so, always ready to give a reason for the hope that lieth within. She was a loyal supporter of the church.
She had lived in Rockford for 32 years, enjoying the friendship and esteem of many neighbors and friends. She leaves as a legacy to her children and grandchildren an unwavering faith in the "Word of God."
She leaves to mourn their loss two sisters, Sophie Putman, aged 86 years, and Luvina King, aged 80 years, both living near Rockford; three children, fifteen grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren and a host of friends."
Valentine Mihm (1799 - 1861)
Rachel Holben Mihm (1796 - 1892)
Amasa King (1832 - 1870)*
Emeline King (1855 - 1858)*
Zachary Taylor King (1857 - 1914)*
Laura Ellen King Snyder (1861 - 1933)*
Frank King (1865 - 1951)*
Lewis King (1869 - 1943)*
Rockford (Mercer County)
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jul 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15056644
Thank you for Judy.|
Added: Jul. 26, 2011
Rest in peace, dear great grandmother.|
Added: Feb. 2, 2009