Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Stephen and Bertha (Tatman) Cary 1898

My 2nd great-granduncle, brother of my 2nd great-grandmother Rhoda Cary, Stephen Cary just two days after his second wife Bertha died. Perhaps the pain of losing a second wife was more than Stephen could bear.
"Obituaries," Richwood Gazette, 25 August 1898, p. 1, col. 3;
digital images, NewspaperArchives
( : accessed 27 Apr 2012). 

“Bertha Tatman was born in Knox county, Ohio, May 29, 1837 and died at her home in Union county, Aug. 15, 1898, aged 61 years, 2 months and 16 days. She was married to Robert Patent in 1856 and to them were born four children, three of whom are living. Her husband died and after living a widow for 16 years she was again married to Stephen Cary on March 14th, 1883 with whom she lived until her death.

“Stephen Cary was born in Leesburg township, Union county, Ohio, November 24th, 1827 and died on the farm on which he was born, Aug 17, 1898, aged 70 years, 8 months and 23 days. He was married to Miss Mary Ann Walters, March 26, 1854, and to them were born nine children, four of whom are still living. His wife died and after living a widower for about 6 years he was again married to Mrs. Bertha Patent. Mr. Cary's father was a Presbyterian and his mother a Universalist, to which faith Mr. Cary held until the time of his death, always believing it to be just and right. He was a man who was honest and upright in all his dealings, a kind husband and father and a good neighbor and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

“Funeral services for husband and wife were held at their late residence in Friday, Aug. 17, at 10 a. m., conducted by Rev. Louck. Interment was made in the Maskill cemetery.”

© 2012 Denise Spurlock

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