|Birth: ||Mar. 14, 1882|
|Death: ||Jun. 13, 1895|
♥ ♥ Cousin Katie ♥ ♥
A special "Thank You" to Susie*♥*Bazil for sponsoring my Cousin Katie's Memorial. Please visit Susie's family if you have time.
Sad Death of Katie NEWTON.
A Bright Young Life Taken From a Devoted Mother, Sister and Brothers.
Katie May NEWTON, youngest child of Earl C. and Mary E. NEWTON, after a long and painful illness, died at her mother's home on Batavia Avenue, Thursday, June 13, 1895, of Brights disease.
Katie was 13 years old March 14th. A beautiful white rose bud – only a few months ago as promising, of a full measure of fragrant life, as the fairest flower that grows. Ina home sheltered from every blast, so far as human love and fore sight could provide.
Last January, however, this budding flower began to droop and wither, and it was soon evident that an insidious disease was supping the vitality of this, hitherto, supposedly, vigorous young life. Day by day the rich life blood, which had coursed through her lithe form giving energy and enthusiasm to her every act, was being vitiated by the lingering presence of an enemy whose grip had probably been tightened for a longer time than at first known.
It was soon apparent that the span of life could not much be lengthened, and all that could be, was done to make the remaining weeks and days as comfortable as possible. All the tender love of mother, brother and sister, kind friends and faithful attendance of skilled physicians could do, was done; but the promising young life was destined to blossom in another and fairer clime.
She knew from the first that her life on earth was short, and with a fortitude and courage so characteristic of her life, she resolutely faced the coming messenger, and undaunted by fear, passed through the gates of death to meet the many friends gone before.
We who knew the bright, resolute personality of this dear young girl will long remember her almost unique characteristics. She was life of that beautiful home on the outskirts of our city. She loved its velvety lawns and waving trees.
The young companions of her day and Sunday school, were always delighted with her presence – faithful to every duty, prompt on all occasions, she never gave mother or friends room for complaint.
We all shall miss her, but most of all, that dear mother, who so faithfully ministered to her in sickness and in health.
Rev. A. N. White, of Chicago, former pastor of the Batavia M. E. Church, a long time friend of the family, assisted by her pastor, Rev. J. D. Leek, conducted the funeral services at the home.
Amid the fragrant flowers of spring, the mortal part of Katie, was laid to rest beside father and sister, in the West Side Cemetery. (Batavia Herald, 20 June 1895)
Earl Cooley Newton (1838 - 1891)
Mary E. Wilson Newton (1846 - 1926)
Edward E. Newton (1866 - 1940)*
Nellie Louise Newton Selfridge (1877 - 1956)*
Katie May Newton (1882 - 1895)
Essie E. Newton (1885 - 1885)*
Note: Death date on tombstone is not correct
West Batavia Cemetery
Plot: Lot 185, Grave 10
Maintained by: Cheryl Hanson
Originally Created by: Gary King
Record added: Nov 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16849482