MRS. RACHEL CYPHERS DIES AT AGE OF 75
Death Due to Heart Failure--Had Been Ill With Influenza
--Lifelong Resident of This Community
Mrs. Rachel York Pittsenbarger-Cyphers passed away at
her home on West Main st., Tuesday morning at 5:30, of heart failure.
She had been ill of influenza,
but was improving, when the heart attack came on.
She was born near Versailles, May 27, 1856, and lacked less than three
months of reaching her 76th birthday. A kindly, helpful friend and
neighbor, with a
happy, optimistic disposition, Mrs. Cyphers' friends were indeed legion.
And her passing brings sorrow to all who knew her.
She was married twice. Her first husband, William
Pittsenbarger, died a number of years ago. Later she was married to George
Cyphers, who died last April.
Eight children are left to mourn the passing of a
loving and beloved mother: Mrs. Lula Jones and Mrs. Della Barnes, of
Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. Mollie Copeland,
Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Cora England, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Ella Marshall of
Perrysburg, O.; Harlan Pittsenbarger of Union City, Ind.; Harry and Carey
Versailles. One son, Edward, died last July.
Funeral services will be held this, Thursday after-
noon, at 2 o'clock, from the Christian Church, Rev. H. A. Smith
officiating. Interment will be made in
Rachael, daughter of Jerry and Deidamia York, was born
May 27, 1856, and departed this life March 1, 1932, aged 75 years,10
months and 4 days.
She was united in marriage to William Henry
Pittsenbarger by Rev. Thomas Richardson, October 3, 1872. They spent
42 happy years together, Mr.
Pittsenbarger passing away June 20, 1914. To this union, ten children were
born: Mrs. Lula Jones of Muncie, Ind.; Edward, who preceded his mother in
July 23, 1930; Mrs. Della Barnes of Muncie, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Jane Coupland
of Detroit, Mich.; Carey and Harry, of Versailles; Mrs. Ella Marshall of
Mrs. Cora England of Detroit, Mich.; Harlan of Union City, Ind.; and an
infant son who died in 1895. Besides her children she leaves 21
grandchildren and 14
great-grandchildren who mourn for her; and one brother Wm. York, of
Muncie, Ind., who is past 81 years of age.
On March 5, 1886, Mr. and Mrs. Pittsenbarger united
with the Versailles Christian Church under the pastorate of Rev. C. W.
Hoeffer, and she was baptized May 23, of
the same year. She lived a life faithful to her covenant vows and
found great peace and satisfaction in her church life, and died in the
blessed assurance of
the life eternal.
January 13, 1924, she was united in marriage to George
Cyphers. After living happily together for seven short years, he
passed away on April 22, 1931.
She was very devoted to her family, as her family was
to her. Many times she said: "I have the best children in the world. No
one could be better to a
mother than they are to me." This is one of the highest tributes which
could be paid to anyone.
Not only her children, but other relatives, neighbors
and friends without number feel a distinct loss today as they bid farewell
to the body from which the soul
--beautiful, kind, sympathetic and helpful--has gone. [poem deleted]
** APPRECIATION **
The Pittsenbarger family wishes in this humble way to
express their appreciation to all who in any way assisted them in their
sad hours of
Especially do we thank Rev. Smith for his wonderful
words of consolation; Mrs. Showalter, Mrs. McLain and Mrs. Schilling for
the music; the friends and
neighbors who ex- pressed their sympathy by sending floral tributes; the
kind neighbors who prepared meals; the donors of cars; and especially we
Leonard Marker Co. for their splendid service and attention; and any
others who in any way helped us.
(Contributed by Norita Moss)
February 12, 1891
Allen Davidson died at his home, Versailles, O., February 6, 1891; aged 66
years and 3 months. He was born in the year 1825, and was united in
marriage with Susannah Pitsenbarger, March 11, 1852. As fruits of this
union, were born 11 children, five of whom have preceded their father to
the "land of
rest." He leaves to mourn his loss a loving companion, four daughters, two
sons and three sisters, with a large circle of friends and relatives. He
raised as a Presbyterian, but never publicly confessed his Savior by
uniting with any church. Mr. Davidson was a loving husband and a kind
dear ones will miss the little acts of kindness that his helping hand was
always ready to give. He was kind to everyone with whom he was associated,
and was an honest man in all his dealings. He was not a professed follower
of Christ, but before his death, he surrendered himself to God. ... [NOTE:
clipping torn, rest missing]
(Contributed by Norita Moss)
The funeral services of Henry Davidson, who died last Saturday [February
20, 1897] morning at 6:30 o'clock, took place at the residence of his
brother-in-law, Jas. W. Reser, last Monday afternoon, conducted by S. W.
Scott, pastor of the M. E. church. Deceased, who was the son of the late
Davidson, was born near this place and lived here up to a few years ago,
when he located in Muncie, Indiana, where he had employment in one of
the shops at
that place. In April, 1895, he was married to Miss Cora Belle Fitzgerald
and to them was born one child. A few months ago poor health compelled
resign his position and he came to this place with the hope that a short
rest would prove beneficial to him, but the skilled hand of the
physician was not
able to stay the progress of that dreaded disease, consumption, and he
succumbed to the inevitable. The deceased was 27 years, 11 months, and
old. He leaves a wife, one child, four sisters and one brother.
(Contributed by Norita Moss)
Source: Jackson Citizen Patriot
(Jackson, MI) Page 20
Dated: Dec. 7, 1917
EXPIRES SUDDENLY IN HOTEL CORRIDER
Edward Boli, Probate Judge at Greenville, Ohio, Drojs Dead in
Stricken with heart trouble soon after
he had eaten breakfast at the Otsego hotel this morning, Edward
Boli, aged 65 years, probate judge at Greenville, Ohio, sank
into a char in a dying condition and expired before a doctor reached
Mr. Boli came to Jackson Thursday evening with
his daughter Pearl and was enroute to Battle Creek, where
expected to Battle Creek, where expected to undergo an examination
at a sanitarium. He had been in poor health for some time and
it was with the hope of obtaining relief that he came to Michigan.
This morning while eating breakfast he was taken ill
and started to leave the hotel dining room. He was removed to
one of the parlors, but died almost immediately. An
investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death was made by
Coroner C. H. Tibbetts and Police Constable Abbott and
an inquest was decided unnecessary.
The body was removed to the Knickerbocker
undertaking rooms and will be sent to Ohio this afternoon.