Obit: Raymond, Charlotte M. (1836 - 1923)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 08/16/1923

Raymond, Charlotte M. (10 FEB 1836 - 12 AUG 1923)

Charlotte Melissa Tuttle was born Feb. 10, 1836 at Cleveland, Ohio, and continued to residence in Ohio until she was 18 years old; then with her parents she came to the town of Auburn, Fond du Lac County, Wis., where she met and married Eben Delos Raymond, a year later. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond moved from there to Christie, Clark County in the spring of 1867, where they reared their children and continued residence until they moved to Granton, Clark County in the spring of 1911. Mr. Raymond died there in January of 1916, and Mrs. Raymond, being of considerable of an invalid as the result of a paralytic stroke suffered some years earlier, has made her home with her children since, and of late years has remained with Mrs. Fradette. Here, at the age of 87 years, death claimed her at one o'clock last Sunday afternoon.

Deceased was the mother of ten children, three of whom, Amanda, Cora Ellen and Albert Delos, died in early childhood. A daughter, Carrie Montella, died, the first wife of D. Hosley. The surviving children are Frank Ann, Mrs. James Tompkins of Greenwood, Clarissa Estella, Mrs. F. L. Butterfield of Portland, Oregon, Fred Marion Raymond of Portland, Oregon, Wm. Free Raymond of Owen, Edna Virginia, Mrs. Herbert Fradette of the town of York, and Ethel Maude, Mrs. Ross Paulson of Granton. There are also 27 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Raymond was a member of the M. E. Church and an active worker therein until her invalidism of the last thirteen years. Through all her sickness she revealed the happy and uncomplaining disposition of a Christian character and found strength in the Christ she loved.

The funeral was held from the Herbert Fradette home Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. W. T. Scott of the M. E. Church officiating.

Interment was made in the Windfall Cemetery beside the body of Mr. Raymond.



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