Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Sharlot Hall Museum comes through

I have already received a response from the Sharlot Hall Museum from my online request for an obituary for Lucretia R. Carothers. That took all of 3 days!

From the Prescott Courier, December 3, 1969:

Lucretia R. Carothers

Lucretia Carothers passed away Wednesday in Mother Warfield's Nursing Home. She was born October 9, 1881 in Tenn., and had been a resident of Prescott for one year and of Arizona since 1925. She was a retired postal clerk.

She is survived by two sisters, Ellen Tewksberry, of Prescott, and Mrs. Leslie Moser of Florida; and one niece, of Prescott.

Services will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Garden with private internment in Mountain View Cemetery. A Christian Science reader will officiate.

Visitation in the Chapel of the Garden will be Friday 2 to 5 p.m.

They also sent a copy of an obituary for Lucretia's sister, Ellen Tewksberry.

From the Prescott Courier, October 21, 1974:

Tewksbury died Friday

Ella B. Tewksbury, 90, died Friday at Yavapai Community Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 25, 1883 in Rankin, Tenn., and came to Arizona at an early age with her parents. She originally lived in Prescott for two years and moved to Crown King where she met and married Walter Tewksbury, the last of the Pleasant Valley War Tewksburys. He died in 1945. She had lived in Prescott for the past five years.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Jean Burges, of Prescott, Mrs. Vivian Nelson of Crown King, Mrs. Anna Deck of Baldwin Park, Calif; two sons, Everett Yount, of Crown King, Theodore Yount of Phoenix; one sister Mrs. Leslie Moser of Vonroe, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren.

Services were held Saturday at Hampton Funeral Home. Internment was at Mountain View Cemetery.
It is a bit annoying that they had no surviving brothers, nor are the parent's names mentioned, let alone the maiden name for these two sisters! But if they were, there would be no challenge for me, eh? There are some new clues that I will be pursuing.

They also sent a copy of the death certificate and an obituary for William Henry Carothers, Lucretia's husband. I already have copies of them, but it was good of them to be so thorough.

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