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THE LARNED EAGLE-OPTIC, 27 September 1901
Death of Mrs. Clara S. Byrne

On Saturday morning, September 21st, 1901, at eight o’clock, Mrs. Clara Sturdevant Byrne passed to the other shore, aged sixty-three years and twenty-nine days. The funeral services were held at the residence of the deceased on Topeka avenue, Sunday, September 22nd, 1901, at half past three o’clock and were conducted by Rev. T. W. Rainey, pastor of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. C. D. Hestwood, pastor of the Methodist church.

Clara Sturdevant was born in Richmond, Indiana, August 22nd, 1838. Was educated largely at Oxford and Springfield, Ohio, graduating from the Springfield Female seminary, of which her father was president. Came with her father’s family to Indianapolis in 1860, and to Independence, Missouri, in 1865 and was married to Thomas L. Byrne, November 8th, 1866, and shortly after moved to Humboldt, Kansas, After the loss of her husband in 1873 she moved with her three small children to Olathe, Kansas, and in 1876 came to Larned. Her remains were laid to rest beside her father and son, there to wait the glorious resurrection morn.

Card of Thanks

To the many kind friends who extended to us so much kindness and sympathy during our bereavement in the loss of our dear departed daughter and sister, we wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and love and commend you each to Him who said “in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these, my brother, ye have done it unto me.”
Mrs. Sarah Sturdevant
And Children

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Thursday, November 24, 2005 20:32:40

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