Obit: Crothers, Hattie (1856 - 1936)

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Surnames: Crothers, Berry, Peterson

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 25 June 1936

Crothers, Hattie (1 Aug. 1856 - 9 June 1936)

Mrs. Hattie Crothers nee Bolton, was born in Monroe, near Whitefield, New Hampshire, on August 1st, 1856.

Her mother died when she was 10 years old and two years later she *[four words here are blurred] and two small brothers to Kilbourn to settled on a farm on Dell Prairie.

On June 6th, 1876 she was married to Robert Crothers and lived on their farmed in Big Spring for 39 years.

Six children were born to them, one dying in infancy. In the year 1913, Mr. and Mrs. Crothers moved to Kilburn, which has since been their home.

Mrs. Crothers had been in poor health for a number of years, gradually growing weaker in body, but retaining her clearness of mind and her serenity of spirit to the end.

On May 23rd, she suffered stroke, which was more than her enfeebled physical organization could bear, and she passed away quietly on Tuesday, June 9, 1936.

She leaves to mourn her loss her esteemed husband, Robert B. Crothers, two sons, Robert E. of Madison, and Stuart, of Watertown, S. D.; three daughters, Alma, Mrs. Stuart Berry, Mildred; Mrs. M. D. Peterson of Briggsville; and Edna who came home from Washington, D. C., thirteen years ago to care for her mother at home.

There are also two brothers to whom Mrs. Crothers had been as a mother, Curtis of Chicago, and Walter of Yuma, Arizona. Besides these there are 8 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Crothers became a member of the Congregational church at Big Spring, transferring to the Prebsyterian when she moved to Kilbourn. She belonged to the order of the Eastern Star and the Royal Neighbors.

In her active days she was always ready to be of service in all good movements and to help those in need of aid or sympathy.

Her old friends who have known her since her youth will remember not only her personal beauty, but will recall with pleasure the fine qualities of her character; her rare good sense; her ability to bring out the best in those with whom she associated; her beautiful family life and all else that made for fine and true womanhood. - Wisconsin Dells Events.

Mrs. Crothers was a visitor at Neillsville some years ago at the home of her brother-in-law Geo. E. Crothers and family.

A daughter Alma taught for a time in the Town of Fremont; another daughter Mildred was a typesetter for several months in the old Republican and Press office.



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