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CATES, Harriet Lindley

Source: Kingman Star about 5 March 1936 – thanks to Jon Jones

Harriet Emily, second daughter of Nathan and Susannah Harvey Lindlie (sic) was born April 12, 1856 and departed this life March 2, 1936 aged 79 years 11 months and 10 days.  She grew to young womanhood in the vicinity of Rush Creek Church, making her home with her grandparents, Thomas and Mary Lindley.  From here she obtained her education at the Ruth Creek Church School.  On Sept 17, 1879 she was united in marriage to  William H. Cates. They established their home on a farm near Cates’ Station.  To this union were born four daughters: Maude, Minnie, Anna and Myrtle.  The oldest and youngest died in infancy while Anna died at the age of 9 years and Mnnie, the last surviving daughter only lived to the age of 20. In 1903 she and her husband moved to Kingman and was her home ever after. In December 1914 she was bereft of her husband and for 21 years has struggled with the vicissitudes of life alone.  She was ___ converted to the religion of the Lord Jesus Christ during a series of meetings held at Rush Creek by the Rev. Flora Holiday.  (large crease across paper – can’t read but it is about her religious life).  She leaves two nieces, Jean and Grace daughters of her oldest sister Martha Ann Jackson; two nieces, Lena and Mary and four nephews, Lawrence, Gurney, Will__ and Paul, children of her youngest sister Mary Anna Hadley, a third sister, Livina Tomlinson preceded her in death some years ago. She is also survived by two half sisters, Mrs. Elva Moore and Lydia Dinsmore, both of the state of Washington and half-brother, Levi Woody of Alberta, Canada.  Her life was one into which much sorrow came but she bore it with Christian fortitude and cheerfulness, always ready to lend a helping hand to those in grief or pain. Thus her life is ended and we believe our loss is her Eternal gain.  

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