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Kitty Cora Farnsworth
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1872
Death: Mar. 17, 1894

She was returning home from Chicago via train, when becoming violently ill she raised the car window to vomit. A train, running 55 miles an hour, in rounding a sharp curve gave a sudden lurch, and she was thrown from the window and instantly killed. She was too good and too well known in the community for any one to suppose she suicided. The following obituary from the Buckhannon Delta, 28 Mar 1894, was written by the Rev. Mr. Cook, her pastor: Obituary: "Kittie C. Farnsworth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.S.S. Farnsworth, was born in Buckhannon, WV, 29 Mar 1873, and died in Belleville, OH, 17 Mar 1894. she united with the M.E. Church during the year 1887, under the labors of Rev. L.H. Jordan, and continued in its fellowship until death. In the month of Nov 1893, she removed by certificate her membership from the church in Buckhannon to a church of the same denomination in the city of Chicago, from which place she was returning shen overtaken by death. She was one of the original members of the Epworth League chapter in the church at Buckhannon, took a deep interest in its work, delighted in its prosperity and often contributed to its success. She frequently occupied a prominent place on the literary program, and could be relied upon at any time to participate in the devotional services, being qualified for such work by a piety and devotion remarkable for one of her age. As a student she was ambitious and diligent, regarded by her instructors as a young lady of superior intellect. In society cheerful, attractive and rich in the love of friends, the accident by which she lost her life was as strange as it was sad, and threw a shadow of gloom over the entire community, and the day on which the intelligence of her death was received will be remembered as one of sorrow. Her funeral from the M.E. Church was one of the largest conducted by the writer since coming to the town, and although she died among strangers, her mortal remains in the presence of a multitude, all of whom were anxious to show their sympathy for the grief-stricken family and perform some kindly office to the dead." [Farnsworth Memorial I]
Family links: 
  Leonard Simons Stout Farnsworth (1830 - 1912)
  Catherine Padget Farnsworth (1837 - 1900)
  Zona Elizabeth Farnsworth Trowbridge (1858 - 1901)*
  Ida Mae Farnsworth Curry (1864 - 1963)*
  Ella Pamelia Farnsworth Mount (1866 - 1896)*
  Burton Ulysses Farnsworth (1871 - 1957)*
  Kitty Cora Farnsworth (1872 - 1894)
  Harmon Garfield Farnsworth (1880 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: shown as d/o of L.S. & Kate Farnsworth
Heavner Cemetery
Upshur County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: pam bennett
Record added: May 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37183890
Kitty Cora Farnsworth
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Kitty Cora Farnsworth
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Kitty Cora Farnsworth
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