Obit: Kayhart, Charles (1848 - 1909)
Surnames: KAYHART SMITH DRAPER HARPER
----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 07/29/1909
Kayhart, Charles (23 Mar 1848 - 26 Jul 1909)
Again this community was shocked on Monday morning to hear of an accident that resulted in the death of Chas. Kayhart of the town of Weston, Clark County, in much the same manner as death came to Ernest Schroeder, reported last week. Mr. Kayhart was starting to unload a load of hay that had stood upon the wagon over Sunday. The hay fork in going up started a large part of the load and Mr. Kayhart who had stepped to the front was precipitated to the barn floor, striking on his head, bruising the temple, but not fracturing the skull. He was rendered unconscious and did not again regain consciousness, although he lived thirty-four house after the accident. It is supposed that a small blood vessel was ruptured, causing a clot of blood upon the brain.
Chas. Kayhart was born at Booton, N.J., Mar. 23, 1848, grew to manhood there and served in the Civil War in a New Jersey regiment. He came to Clark County in April 1871. On Oct. 9, 1871 he was married at Christie to Miss Harriet E. Smith, who survives him. He leaves three children: Mrs. F.W. Draper, a son Roy and a daughter Neva at home; he leaves one grandchild, Bernice Draper, also two brothers, Edward of the town of Sherman and Hiram of Dorchester, and one sister, Mrs. Margaret Harper of Woodburn, Oregon.
Mr. Kayhart was a high type of citizen. With willing hands he developed his farm on which he lived from the time of his marriage, studying to make it an ideal home; providing for the needs of his family, taking a reasonable interest in public affairs, dealing fairly and squarely with all men, he was trusted and honored by everyone who knew him. Such men are the foundation of a nation’s greatness.
The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Christie Church, Rev. W.P. Burrows preaching the funeral sermon.
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