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 Rhoda Ellen <I>Hill</I> Calder

Rhoda Ellen Hill Calder

La Prairie, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Death 28 Dec 1912 (aged 59)
Republic County, Kansas, USA
Burial Republic County, Kansas, USA
Plot Lot 19
Memorial ID 98509178 · View Source
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The many friends and acquaintances of Mrs. R.E. Calder were surprised and pained when the news of her sudden and unexpected death reached our town. She died at her home Saturday evening, Dec. 28th, at about 8 o'clock of paralysis of the heart. Mrs. Calder had been at Guthrie, Oklahoma, visiting her aged parents and brother. While there she was compelled to go to the hospital for treatment but had so far recovered that it was deemed safe for her to come home.

Her son, Elbert, met her at Belleville and while making the drive from that place to her home she was stricken with the illness which so soon ended her life. She was unconscious when her home was reached. Dr. Fitzpatrick was called but found her past human aid and she passed away without regaining consciousness.

The funeral services will be held in the Methodist church in this city Friday at 12 o'clock and interment will take place in the Rose Mound Cemetery.

A full obituary will appear in our next issue when an extended account of her life will be available.

Republic City News (Republic, KS), Thursday, January 2, 1913; pg. 4

Rhoda E. Hill was born May 19, 1853, at La Prairie, Ill, and died at her home north of Republic, Friday, December 28, 1912, aged 58 years, 7 months, 9 days.

At the age of 12 years she accepted Christ as her Savior and joined the Methodist Episcopal church (sic). At the age of 25 she was married to Marshall J. Calder and to this union 4 children were born, three sons and one daughter. The eldest, Floy, died at the age of 1 year and thus earthly sorrow came to her early. Loyd, the second son, was killed on the rail road at the age of 23, and the husband passed away from this life in 1889 after years of suffering.

Mrs. Calder lived a consistent Christian life, always giving evidence to her faith by her good works. Never strong physically, she was always even in temperament. She loved her home and was devoted to her family. It was the unanimous testimony of her large number of friends that she was a good neighbor and a true friend.

She left to mourn her departure, an aged father and mother, living at Guthrie, Okla., one son, Elbert J., living on the farm north of town; one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Galusha, of Seattle, Wash.; four brothers, Sherman, living in California; Frank, living in New Mexico; Horace, living in Nebraska; Charles living in Guthrie, Oklahoma; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Smith, of Manhattan, Kansas, and Miss Renette Hill, of Guthrie, Oklahoma.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church and the body was buried by the side of her loved ones in the family lot in the Rose Mound Cemetery.

The text for the funeral sermon was, "Blessed are the dead who died in the lord," and was used as a fitting tribute to the life of the departed one.

Republic City News (Republic, KS), Thursday, January 9, 1913; pg. 1

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 98509178
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rhoda Ellen Hill Calder (19 May 1853–28 Dec 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 98509178, citing Rose Mound Cemetery, Republic County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Peggy Bargen Duey (contributor 46873059) .