Mrs. Catherine Louther (Catarina)

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Mrs. Catherine Louther
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> ~ N ~^ VV '^*~*^~~^«~V»X^^^V<^A^^^^V V »^^ AA ^ VW ^, > ^ /V ^, 'AUNTIE" mm is tt'tt YEARS Famous Woman Who Lived alone for over 50 Years Was Summoned by Death. HAD NOTABLE CAREER "Auntie" Catherine Louther is dead. After attaining the age of 97 years, she passed away at the home of her nephew, Samuel Miller, in Johnstown, last evening at 5:10 o'clock. Following Following the death of her husband, "Auntie" "Auntie" bought a small piece of land at what is known as Germany, near Little Little Washington, this county and lived alone there for upwards of 55 years, weaving carpets and blankets upon aid-fashioned loom and raising chick- 3ns to support herself. It was not until she was 93 years old that Mrs. Louther rode in a rail- •oad car or any other vehicle than one drawn by horses. Then she went to Johnstown in the fullness of years, to spend hei . rema ining years with her nep hew and his family. There she | hacl the best of care and up until a year affo was as i ive]y as any mem ber of the family. Mrs. Louther, until she was 93 years old, had never taken medicine of any kind; she had never been ill. She never never wore glasses and up until a few weeks ago her hearing was keen. While she walked with a cane she was still sprightly enough and her bent form was a familiar figure. Four years ago she joined the United Brethren Brethren church, Johnstown, being baptized at the church of that denomination by the Rev. E. A. Sharp, then pastor. For several years she had been a faithful attendant at the morning service. Mrs. Louther was born Nov. 9, 1816, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Fulcomer. Family records now well worn with age, are written in German and show that she was christened "Catarina," which name was later anglicized. ( /. The funeral of Mrs. Louther will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Miller home. Interment will be made in Sandyvale cemetery. a

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 30 Jun 1914, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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