Obituary for Katie (Holmes) Oden (1877-1917)
Uncited clippings from the "Mattie Davis Martin Collection" of Doris Martin Jablonski, 1998.
FUNERAL OF MRS. JAS. W. ODEN
After a severe illness of several months duration, Katie HOLMES, daughter of Azro and Margaret HOLMES, and beloved wife of James W. ODEN, OF Truxton, died April lst, 1917, at the age of 39 years, 10 months and 11 days. She was a victim of tuberculosis. She was married to James W. ODEN April 21, 1897, and to this union was born seven children, four sons and three daughters. Clarence passed to the beyond nine years ago. Those who survive are Florence M., Leona May, Etta Vee, William Caleb, Otis Floyd and Olen D. She was a niece of the late William HOLMES.
Besides her immediate family, she leaves one brother, O. A. HOLMES, of Truxton, and
three half sisters. Altho she had never made a public confession of her faith the
Christian church was her choice and she expressed no fear of death, believing that God
take care of her.
Brother M. D. DUDLEY delivered a memorial sermon in the Christian church Sunday. His was a fitting tribute to her memory. His sermon was full of beautiful thots and his discourse was expressive of childhood days, womanhood, courtship, marriage, companionship, wife, mother and neighbor. Well may her children cherish her memory as a precious legacy and we fain would say a word of comfort to the stricken ones, we can but let our tears flow in sympathy with theirs and point them to the promise, "at even tide it shall be light."
Note regarding clippings from the "Mattie Davis Martin Collection": Mattie Davis Martin (1875-1943) lived all of her life in Lincoln County, MO. She collected a large file of clippings of Lincoln County residents. The majority of the clippings were without citation, and kept stored in an old purse. Doris Martin Jablonski, beneficiary of the collection, has transcribed them for inclusion on our Lincoln County Heritage/Records Page.
File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Doris Martin Jablonski, 17 August 1998.
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