Obit: Carter, Lida (1888 - 1905)





----Source: Greenwood Gleaner - 11/2/1905


When it was thought she was on the road to recovery, everyone was grieved to learn that Lida Carter had passed away at 2:22 Saturday morning, Oct. 21, 1905. The fever with which she had suffered first had left her on Wednesday, Oct. 18th, but before she could get to gaining strength she had become so exhausted and worn out that by Friday night it was feared she could not recover. At the time noted above she quietly and calmly fell asleep.

She was born in Bonhome county, S.D., Aug. 16, 1888, to Delbert and Adella Goodenough. At the age of six years her aunt, Mrs. F. M. Carter, took her with the expectation of adopting her and to all intents and purposes Lida became as Mr. and Mrs. Carters' own daughter, and was cared for and loved as their own, the best there was in the home always being provided for her.

Lida, just blossoming into beautiful womanhood, was an exemplary character, In love with her home, loyal to her friends, gentle and kind to all she met, her life shed a luster wherever she was known. While not a member of the church, she was one of the most faithful in her attendance on the services of the Baptist church and was treasurer of the Sunday school at the time of her death. Judging by the scriptural standard of being known by their fruits, Lida belonged to and has now gone to that better home in the heavens.

Deceased leaves, beside the immediate family, an older brother at Hayward, her mother, now Mrs. Hodge, two half sisters and a half brother, of Neillsville. Besides these latter, the near relatives who were present at the funeral were W. E. Cornick and son Harry and Miss Bessie Hubbard of Hayward.

The funeral, which was held from the Baptist church, Greenwood, Clark County at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon was impressive. Pastor Boardman preached the sermon and was assisted by Rev. C. O. Presnall. The school children from the seventh and eighth grades were present in a body, the pallbearers being from her schoolmates, there being six girls as honorary bearers and six boys as active bearers. The beautiful white casket was laden with floral offerings and designs. The band was present in a body and played funeral marches on the way to and from the church and a selection, "The Better Land" at the grave.



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