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MRS. CATHERINE ANN M'CLAIN

Dies Friday [07 APR 1916] Morning at Home of Daughter, Mrs. Z.T. Smith.

Mrs. Catherine McClain, one of the most highly respected residents of Pitt township [Wyandot Co, OH], was found dead in bed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Z.T. Smith, south of town [Upper Sandusky, OH], where she resided, Friday morning, at 7 o'clock.

Mrs. McClain was in seemingly good health when she retired Thursday [06 APR 1916] evening, about 9:30 o'clock. About 7 o'clock Friday morning, when Mrs. Smith went to her room she found that her mother had passed into the sleep of death, not having moved from the position in which she lay when her daughter put her to bed. Coroner A.N. Smith was called and pronounced death due to apoplexy.

Catherine Ann Berleen, daughter of Jacob and Salome Berleen (sic), long since deceased, was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, May 12, 1833, and was in her eightythird year at the time of passing. She came to Wyandot county with her parents when a girl and resided in this county the greater part of her life. On January 29, 1856, she was united in marriage with Abraham McClain, who departed this life some years ago. Eight children were born to this happy union. A daughter died in infancy and another daughter, Mrs. Charles P. Troup, passed away December 19, 1911 (sic). The loss of a loving mother, who was all that the word implies, is borne by the following children, Mrs. Z.T. Smith, A.L. McClain, Mrs. R.W. Wood, Mrs. Gus Smith and Charles A. McClain, in Pitt township; and Elmore J. McClain, one mile west of Kirby [OH]. There are also thirtysix grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

Mrs. McClain resided on the home farm until two years ago, since which time her home was with her daughter, Mrs. Smith. In 1890 Mrs. McClain united with Emanuel's Reformed congregation. She ever took an active part in the work of the church and its societies. Mrs. McClain was a grand, christian (sic) woman and, in her death, another pioneer woman of Wyandot county, has been gathered to the land of everlasting peace and rest.

The funeral will be held Sunday [09 APR 1916] afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from the Smith home, conducted by Rev. D.B. Shuey, pastor of Emanuel's Reformed church. Interment will be made in Oak Hill cemetery. Friends will please omit flowers.

--The Daily Chief, Upper Sandusky, OH, Friday, 07 APR 1916

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