The Carthage Republican
March 12, 1902
MRS. ISABELLA LATHEROW
Died, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Newland in this city, Saturday March 9, 1902, at 8:50 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Isabella Latherow aged 72.
The funeral services will be held from the M. E. church at Ft. Green this morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. C. W. Ayling, officiating.
The writer of this article has known Mrs. Latherow intimately for thirty-five years and is glad to testify that few better women have lived and few have been more faithful to the duties they owe to their families and the community in which they lived. She was purely domestic in her habits; the whole burden of her life and her life work being spent upon her family, her relatives, her friends and those about her. She was a typical mother and the mother of a large family. The writer, with an intimate acquaintance of all these years, has no recollection of ever seeing her out of patience with anyone. A calm, quiet, peaceful disposition, she went about her work as the flowers scatter their sweet fragrance about them.
She left surviving her the following named children: Robert C. Latherow, of San Francisco, Cal., Mrs. Margaret E. Bullock, of La Platta, Mo., Jas. B. Latherow, of Ft. Green, Ill., Mrs. Lillie M. Geddes, of Ft. Green, Ill., Thos. J. Latherow, of Ft. Green, Ill., Mrs. Minnie B. Lionberger, of Memphis, Mo., Mrs. Emma J. Newland, of Carthage, Ill., Mrs. Mary Mesick, La Harpe, Ill., Mrs. Maude Mesick, Carthage, Ill. A son, Brice M. Latherow died a few years ago at Ft. Green, and Bertha, a daughter, died April 10, 1879. These children and grandchildren all rise up to "call her blessed."
Mrs. Latherow was born May 24, 1829, in Cumberland Co., Pa. She was married to George W. Latherow Oct. 15, 1850, came to Illinois in 1856 where she has lived and raised her family. She united with the M. E. church in early life and was a consistent christian every day of her life. The open bible was ever seen in her home, and daily she drew sweet draughts of inspiration, faith, hope and love from its pages, that bore fruit in her every day life. Her husband, George W. Latherow, died March 12, 1886, at Ft. Green.
Mrs. Latherow was stricken with paralysis in 1900 and has spent most of her time since then with her two daughters in Carthage, Mrs. Newland and Mrs. Mesick, and has been almost helpless but not a great sufferer. She passed quietly away and has gone to the reward that awaits the pure, sweet christian life she ever lived. Her kind words, her kinds deeds, her sweet, mild ways have left their influence in the world, and upon many lives. The will not perish but live forever.
M. P. B.
The Carthage Republican
March 23, 1932
Columns 2 & 3
"30 Years Ago"
Mrs. Isabella Latherow
Mrs. Isabella Latherow died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Newland, March 9th, aged 72 years. The funeral was to be in the Fountain Green M. E. Church, Rev. C. W. Ayling officiating.
Mrs. Latherow was a native of Pennsylvania and was married to George Latherow in 1850, coming to Illinois in 1856. Mr. Latherow died in Fountain Green March 12, 1886. Surviving were these children: Robert, of San Francisco; Mrs. Margaret Bullock, of La Platte, Mo.; Mrs. Minnie Lionberger, of Memphis, Mo.; James B., Mrs. Lillie M. Geddes and Thos. J., of Fountain Green; Mrs. Mary Mesick, of LaHarpe; and Mrs. Maude Mesick and Mrs. Emma Newland of Carthage. A son, Bruce, died at Fountain Green a few years ago, and Bertha died April 10, 1879.
Robert C. Latherow . before 1923 Margaret E. Latherow 17-Dec-1853 before 1923 Bryson Monroe Latherow 08-Apr-1855 18-Jan-1894 James B. Latherow 12-Jul-1856 09-May-1922 Lillie M. Latherow 24-Apr-1858 13-Oct-1927 Thomas Jefferson Latherow 05-May-1861 07-Jan-1937 Minnie B. Latherow 1863 1946 Emma J. Latherow . . Mary F. Latherow 1867 1959 Bertha Latherow 07-May-1870 . Maude Latherow . .
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