Obit: Kayhart, Hattie E. (1853 - 1936)

Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 10 September 1936

Kayhart, Hattie E. (31 MAY 1853 - 1 SEP 1936)

Hattie E. Smith was born in the city of Manitowoc May 31st, 1853, the oldest of seven children; all but two have preceded her in death. She was educated in the public schools in Manitowoc. Early in 1871 she came to Clark County for the purpose of teaching school, teaching what was then known as the Christie School.

On the 8th of October 1871 she was united in marriage to Charles Kayhart who preceded her in death 27 years ago. Immediately after marriage they moved on the farm where she spent the greater part of her life. To this union were born three children, Amy, Mrs. Fred Draper, Neva, Mrs. William Swann and Roy who died in 1922. Besides these children she leaves a brother Edward Smith of Inglewood, California, and four grandchildren.

About 40 years ago she was united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Christie, Wis., and about 6 years ago transferred to the Free Methodist Church at Loyal, Wis., of which she has been a faithful member.

Coming to this country in an early day when the whole country was covered with timber, she became a pioneer in the true sense of the word; helping to develop the farm upon which she lived, and taking an interest in the early pioneer activities.

About a year ago she began to fail, but was around as usual until August 20th when she suffered a slight stroke. From that time she began to slip away. The end came peacefully at 12:20 A. M., September 1st, 1936.

Services were held Wednesday P. M. September 2, in the Free Methodist Church, Rev. Hazel Galbreath officiating. Interment was in the Neillsville cemetery by the side of her husband. The pall bearers were Chas. Schaffner, Jake Rowley, Ralph Pratt, Alfred Castner, Elwin Cook and Milton Philpott.

Floral offerings were in charge of Mrs. Harold Hills, Mrs. Alfred Castner, Mrs. Henry Boe, and Mrs. Walter Mack.

Those from out of town attending the funeral services were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Swann and Mrs. Maude Weller, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Teach, Curtiss; Mrs. Nettie Froland and Mr. Wilbur Kayhart, Dorchester; Mrs. Nellie Mitchell, daughters Mildred and Irene Kayhart, Antigo; Mrs. Inez Piper, Summit Lake, Mrs. Geo. Harper and Mrs. Clinton Asplin and daughter of Christie, and Mrs. Henry Koplitz and daughter, Withee.



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