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Death of Mrs. Rader


Citizens of Altamont were sadly shocked Sunday afternoon, April 15, 1916, when the said intelligence passed one to another that Mrs. W. H. Rader had suddenly passed away.  Mrs. Rader had been taken down with the measles about a week before her death and Sunday morning was thought to be much better.  The measles began to leave her Sunday morning but at 2:15 in the afternoon her heart was seriously affected and she departed almost instantly.


Caroline Elnora Swihart was born in Warsaw, Marshall County Indiana July 19, 1862 and died at her home in Altamont Kansas, April 16, 1916 aged 53 years, 8 months and 27 days.


She was married to David A. Lee in the year 1879. To this union were born four children, one son and three daughters. The son having preceded her to the better land 8 years ago the 21 day of September.  The daughters are Mrs. B. F. Hackney, of Lahoma, Okla., Mrs. L. E. Berry of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Arthur (note: Root) of Salt Lake City, Utah.


She was then married to W. H. Rader of Wichita Kansas. To this union four sons were born which are left with their father to mourn the untimely death. The boys names are Harold, Glen, Lloyd and Emery.


Mrs. Rader was united with the Brethern  church at Ames, Okla., in 1914 and remained a consistent worker in the faith until her death.  She leaves a husband, three brothers, seven children, ten grandchildren and  and a host of assistant relatives and friends to mourn her loss.


Mrs. B. F. Hackney of Lahoma, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Berry of Tulsa, Okla., arrived here Monday. Mrs. Arthur Root of Salt Lake City, arrived here yesterday.  On account of waiting for all the children to arrive the funeral will be held this afternoon at the Elston church conducted by the regular pastor, Byron Talheim.  The remains will be consigned to the graves in the Elston Cemetery.


The deceased had lived in Altamont about three years during which time she made numerous friends, and as a friend and neighbor she was held in the highest esteem. A large crowd attended the funeral this afternoon in reverence to the noble wife and mother who had departed to the better shore.


One from us has gone,

A voice we loved in still,

A place is vacant in our home,

Which never can be filled.


A Friend


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