|Harriet Bohler Hutton
Born 29 November 1845
|Harriet Bohler was born in Guernsey county, Ohio, November 29, 1845. With her parents she moved to Marion county, Indiana, in 1856, and from there to Jones county, the following year. Her father was a Union soldier in the Civil war and died while at home on a furlough. Harriet was the oldest of six children, and when her father died she assumed a large share in supporting the family. Her mother, two brothers and three sisters are still living. In 1873 she was married to Joel B. Hutton. They took up their residence on the old Hutton homestead in Clay township where they have since resided.
Three children were born to them. Two sons, Albert and Forest, and one daughter, Cleo. All of these, together with the husband are yet living. Early in her life, Mrs. Hutton joined the United Presbyterian church at Wyoming of which she remained a consistent member until 1876, when she united with the M.E. class at South Mineral. She was a very earnest and active Christian, anxiously striving to do good and to honor her master.
Mrs. Hutton was not physically strong, and when on January 2nd she was attacked by la grippe, the disease made such rapid progress that on the following Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock she passed peacefully away. She was conscious till the last moment, realized her condition, gave directions concerning her burial, expressed herself as ready to go, bade her loved ones "Good-bye" and fell asleep in Jesus.
Funeral services were held at the South Mineral Church at 11 o'clock, January 10th. A large number of relatives and friends were present. Her pastor, Rev. Van Buren, preached a sermon from 2 Cor. 5-1. Rev. A. W. Smith of Wyoming, her former pastor, was present and assisted in the services. The remains were interred in the cemetery beside the little church where she loved to worship, and which she served so faithfully and well.
In the decease of Mrs. Hutton, the family loses a kind, tender and loving wife and mother, and the community a faithful and sincere friend. Her memory will be cherished by a host of friends who unite in extending to the bereaved family their heartfelt sympathy.
Submitted by: Hallie Hutton Martin
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