This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.
The scrapbook is compiled from undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.
At her late home in New Washington, Friday morning, July 16, 1897, of paralysis, Mrs. Rachel Carrothers, aged 68 years, 9 months and 28 days. The subject of this sketch was born in Richland county, Ohio, September 18, 1828.
The deceased whose maiden name was Tooker, entered the holy state of matrimony with Robert Carrothers and to this union was born two children, one son and one daughter, the son having died nearly thirty-seven years ago.
After Mr. and Mrs. Carrothers were married they located on a farm in the southeastern part of Seneca county, where they lived happy together until the husband was called to his reward November 8, 1894. Mrs. Carrothers remained on the old homestead until last fall when she moved to New Washington. She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter, Mrs. John Weaver, who now resides on the old homestead, and many other friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday forenoon, July 18, in the Swamp church, conducted by Rev. Summer, of Attica. A large concourse of people were present at the obsequies and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.