Pioneer Woman Dies
Mrs. Caroline White, 85, Was Widow of Civil War Veteran.
Mrs. Caroline White, eighty-five years old, widow of Hugh White, a Civil War veteran and brick contractor, died early this morning at her home on the Maxwell road. He husband died in 1904.
Mrs. White came to this community seventy years ago from Spencer, Ind., in a covered wagon. She was the last survigin member of the family making that trip. Mrs. White was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving her are three sons, Al Jennings, Amazonia road; W. D. White, Wathena, Kan., and Thomas G. White, Maxwell road; one daughter, Mrs. C. A. Beede, Yuma, Colo; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The body is at Stamey’s mortuary and the funeral will be Monday afternoon in the Stamey’s chapel. Burial will be in the Green Cemetery on the Amazonia road.
Page 9 of Bakersfield Californian , January 11, 1938
Henry Kofahl of This City Passes
A sudden illness last night ended in death of Henry H. Kofahl, 82, retired carpenter and head of a well known Kern county [sic] family, who passed away at his home at 265 Washington avenue [sic], Oildale. A native of Wazoo [sic], Miss., Mr. kofahl had been a resident of Kern for the past 19 years.
Surviving is a widow, Mrs. Flora Ellen Kofahl; seven sons, D. L. and C. D. of Bakersfield, J. G., L. H. and L. J. of Taft, and W. E. Kofahl of Long Beach; two daughters Mrs. S. N. Kovich, Bakersfield, and Mrs. Frank Dodger, San Francisco; three brothers, Louis, of Missouri, Frank, of Taft, and W. F. Kofahl of Long Beach, and two sisters, Mrs. Lee Ragland, Missouri, and T. J. Dooley, Compton.
Funeral services for Mr. Kofahl will be conducted at Payne & Son chapel Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock with interment to follow in the family plot at Union Cemetery. Pallbearer [sic] will be Earl, Arthur, Clyde, Clarice, Estey and Clarence Kofahl, all nephews of the deceased.
Obituary found in the personal possessions of Harry Leroy Mcmasters. Likely related to Hezekiah McCreary who served with Roy’s father, John Hamilton Mcmasters in the Civil War as part of the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company F.
From a collection of obituaries likely taken from the Kellerton Globe or the Osceola Sentinel. Elizabeth Bryan nee Fuhrman was likely a relative or neighbor of Eli and Margaret Beede.
This death notice appeared in the Butler Herald, though John Mcmasters had relocated to West Virginia some time previously. The daughters referred to here are Alice May who married Lawrence A. Garfield and Jessica Catherine who married N.M. Carrothers of Callery (the “V” is likely a typo).
The second “M” in her name may be from a previous name since James O’Donnell’s wife is referred to as Isabella Myers and not Isabella Smith, indicating a previous marriage if those persons are one and the same.
Margaret Shroup was the godmother to Abigail Gertrude O’Donnell and is likely her aunt (James O’Donnell’s sister).
Mrs. Margaret Shroup
Mrs. Margaret Shroup, wife of Anthony Shroup of Herman, died yesterday in the 73rd year of her age. The deceased was the daughter of the late Hugh O’Donnell and was born in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. She was a member of the Catholic church held in high esteem by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She is survived by her husband, several sons and daughters.
The funeral will take place Saturday morning from St. Mary’s Catholic church at Herman.
Mary Jane Caldwell, wife of J.W. Stanley
Likely the son of John Wesley Stanley