Carrie Louise Cabeen Bratton
Submitted by: Ruth L. Mickelson
Carrie Louise CABEEN Bratton passed away at 10:30 a.m. on April 24, 1938, at her home in Knoxville, IL at the age of 76 years. She was born at Keithsburg, IL on March 28, 1862, to William T. and Fammy Kathryn CABEEN. At the age of 5 years she moved with her parents to New London, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Charles E. BRATTON in October 1884, and moved to their home near Oakville, IA, later moving to a farm near New Boston, Ill. After the death of her husband 10 years ago she moved to Knoxville to make her home with her son Clair.
She leaves to mourn her passing seven children: Edward of Ellensburg, Wash.; Clair, Mrs. Kate LOSO and Dale of Knoxville; Erle of Keithsburg, Ernest and Max of New Boston, and a stepson, Philip of Oakville, IA, and 15 grandchildren and a host of friends.
At an early age she united with the Presbyterian church and in later years she united with the Methodist church, keeping firm in her faith with God to the end, which came after a three weeks' illness. She was tenderly cared for by her children and friends and was a patient sufferer. She had always lived a busy life, been a faithful wife and mother, kind and loving friend to all and will be sadly missed. Her funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Methodist church in Keithsburg, Ill. conducted by the Rev. Justin Washburn of the Methodist Church in New Boston. Burial was in the Keithsburg Cemetery [Greenmound]. Pallbearers were Ade Humphrey, Sam Hampton, Gene Carlson, Frank renison, Ragnor [Ragner] Carlson and Arvid Carlson.
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