Clark County Clipper, June 7, 1928

(Caroline Osborn-Coverdale)

Caroline Osborn, fourth child of David and Mary Ann Osborn, was born in Jersey county, Illinois, September 7, 1847.

She with her two sisters, Priscilla and Ina, possessed with the spirit of pioneers, came west to Kansas in 1886, and each took a homestead near the east line of Clark county, about 14 miles northwest of Protection.

She was united in marriage July 1, 1895, to John A. Coverdale at Ashland, Kansas.  In a short time they moved to the farm known at the Coverdale home about four miles north of Sitka.  They remained on this farm until September 1926, when they moved to Protection.  Shortly after the move, Sister Coverdale was stricken with paralysis and for a year and a half she has been mostly confined to her bed, all the time for the last year.  November 29th. last, Mr. Coverdale passed on to wait her coming, which was only six months and two days when she joined him in the morning of eternity, on June 1, 1928, at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 24 days.

She gave her heart to Christ when just a young girl and has lived a consistent, beautiful, Christian life all her days.  When the Methodist church was organized at Sitka, she and her husband moved their membership and became one of the charter members.  Here her name and life will be held sacred in the memory of all those who have known her.

She leaves to mourn her loss, two step sons, Roy Coverdale and family of Ashland, and James Coverdale and family of Partridge, Kansas, one brother Cyrus Osborn of Protection, three sisters, Miss Priscilla Osborn of Protection, Mrs. Ina Kapp of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Julia Ludwig of Canada.

Servant of God, well done,
The glorious warfare passed;
The battle fought, the victory won,
And thou are crowned at last.

The funeral services were conducted Sunday, June 3, at 2:00 p.m. from the Methodist church at Protection, by the pastor, Rev. Walter H. Dellinger, and the body was brought to Ashland for burial.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ November 1, 1928.


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