C. A. McCARTY
Newspaper unknown - 1911
Passed Away at Home of Mother in Lebanon, Nebraska
Was Well Known and Highly Respected by All. Cancer
of the Liver Cause of Untimely Death
Clarence Arthur McCarty died Tuesday (Aug.) of this week at the home
of his mother in Lebanon, Nebraska after a sickness which was not thought
serious until a few weeks ago. Since the fatal disease has been known those
who knew him best could see that he had been failing in general health since
his return from Colorado Springs about two years ago. When the sudden change
came he was advised by local physicians to go to a hospital or sanitarium.
This he attempted to do and was taken to Lebanon, Nebraska, by David Coulter
in his auto about two weeks ago from where he expected to go to Holdrege where
special treatment could be had in hopes of permanent relief. Here he was taken
suddenly worse and was unable to get farther. He was confined to his bed the
day he reached his mother's home, from which time he failed rapidly until the
end come. During the last week of his sickness he was fully cognizant of the
fact that the end was near and made arrangements, in detail, for the
closing up of his business matters and for his funeral service and burial.
Being a member of the M. E. church of this city his special request that Rev.
W. E. Scott preach the funeral service, and that the Methodist choir of this
city furnish the music for the service which marked the last tribute of
respect to his remains and that his true and trusted friends with whom he had
worked and associated while here serve as pall bearers; were followed out as
far as could be done. Complying with this wish three auto loads driven by
David Coulter, S. A. Fish and Mr. Carter of Cedar Bluffs, left Oberlin
Wednesday noon and reached Lebanon in time to attend and conduct the funeral
service at 2 p. m. Rev. Scott preached a splendid sermon appealing to the
living to have the life so plainly marked out in the Holy Writ, and which
would prepare them to meet the test on the great final day; the conditions of
which had been so nobly met by this departed brother.
The music was furnished by a quartet composed of
Misses Angie McMullen and Sylvia Vernon, Frank Smith and L. M. Parker, Miss
Bertha Steele, accompanist. Forest Redman, Jay Paddock, George McMullen, Frank
Smith, S. A. Fish and L. M. Parker acting as pall bearers.
The deceased was born in Jackson county, Iowa July
18th, 1878 and came with his parents to Decatur county Kansas in October 1879.
He grew to manhood in Decatur county and developed manhood and character, the
result of elevating environments and splendid parentage. On the 23rd day of
October 1898 he was married to Bessie Pearl Vernon and to them two children
were born. Fern aged 12 and Kenneth 1 year of age. They moved to Oberlin in
1905 where they have resided since. The same year he was converted and united
with the M. E. church of this city and clung to the faith until the
message "Well done thou good and faithful servant" was heard.
The esteem in which he was held by those who knew
him was best demonstrated by the many friends who crowded the M. E. church of
that city to show their appreciation of the departed for the splendid life he
A true and trusted friend; a kind and tender
father; a loving and affectionate husband has passed away. We are again
reminded of the uncertainty of life. The grave awaits us all, and every step
we take in life leads toward the rivers brink. Life, at best, is but a span
and the end, of all that is mortal, is near at hand. When sorrow comes and all
seems dark, what joy to look beyond the gloom and see a light where souls live
on and on through endless day. There is no death. What we call death is but an
epoch in our spiritual lives, to measure character, to separate the good and
bad, a natural and fitting climax to the mortal man. What consolation to the
bereaved wife and loved ones to know that Clarence was able to meet the test,
and that in a few more years they will meet again and know as they were known.