Catherine <I>Bash</I> Arford

Catherine Bash Arford

Stark County, Ohio, USA
Death 7 Oct 1894 (aged 82)
Odon, Daviess County, Indiana, USA
Burial Odon, Daviess County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 43444607 · View Source
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She was the daughter of Rev. John Bash and Margaret Bloom. Her first marriage was to Moses Fry when living in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and had four children. In 1843 she married Jacob Arford. Jacob and Catherine then had six children. In 1854, Jacob and Catherine moved the family to Daviess County, Indiana where he had purchased and farmed 160 acres of land in Madison Township (north of Odon). They were founding members of the Pleasant Hill United Brethren Church.

Obituary: Odon Journal, October 13, 1894 - "Catherine Arford nee Bash was born in Stark Co., Ohio May 29, 1812 and died Sunday October 7, 1894, aged eighty-two years, four months and eight days. She was the mother of ten children, five of whom have gone before to give her a welcome home, thirty-six grand children and thirteen great grand children. She was converted and joined the church of the United Brethren in Christ when about twelve years of age thus seventy years of her life were spent in service for Christ. Her father, a brother, two sons and a grand son have been called by God to be ministers of the Gospel. She was a faithful servant for Christ and her home was a resting place for the weary Itinerant and the stranger was never turned away hungry from her door. She was one of the charter members of the Pleasant Hill class. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. A. Bell at Pleasant Hill church. A large concourse of friends followed her remains to the grave. Remembering that, Jesus said, "Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God." [Thanks to Elizabeth A. Dowling, Washington, Daviess Co., IN for providing a copy of the obituary.]

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Jacob Arford's monument has the inscriptions for FATHER and MOTHER

Gravesite Details Believed to be buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery according to transcriptions. No marker or monument inscription was seen in May 2004 or October 2009.




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