|Rhoda Jane Benadom Carter
Died 5 May 1935
|Mrs. Rhoda Jane Carter, age 95 highly esteemed resident of Jackson township, passed away Saturday, May 5, 1935 as the results of gas from a coal stove. Mrs. Ella Mallicoat who was care taking and living with Mrs. Carter also passed away.
Mrs Carter was one of the most beloved of the early pioneers of this community. Her husband, James Carter to whom she married in 1857, died in 1925 at the age of 96. Her brother Dr. J. W. Benadom of Monticello, died recently, being over 90 years, at the time of his death.
Mrs. Carter whose maiden name was Rhoda Jane Benadom came with her parents to Jackson township in 1846 with the first group of settlers in Newport. Her residence in that community covered a period of 88 years making her undoubtedly the longest residence and probably also the record for this county.
The surviving children are Nathan E. Carter, living on the home farm; William T. Carter of California, Mrs. Ida Stivers, Mrs. Melissa Ballou and Mrs. Rosa F. Starry of Olin, Mrs. Barbra Gordon of Marion, and a daughter Mrs. C. E. Blayney, preceded the parents in death.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at the home. Rev Beggs in charge. Burial in Olin Cemetery.
Submitted by: Charles R. Stivers
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