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Obituary of DORA (McGEE) HOUSTON
Death of Mrs. Geo. Houston

Mrs. Geo. Houston died at her home in this city last Friday evening from pneumonia, after a sickness of ten days. Mrs. Houston went with her grandfather, J. H. White, on a visit to relatives in Braddyville, Iowa, about a month ago, and it was while on the trip home that she
was taken with pneumonia.

She telegraphed her husband from Kansas City to meet her at the train, and she was taken directly to her home. She became worse at once, and was unconscious for several days before her death.

Dora McGee was born in College Springs, Iowa, Sept. 26th, 1885. She moved with her mother and sisters to Garfield in 1888, and later to Larned.

She was married to George Houston August 12, 1896. To them was born one son, James. She leaves her husband, little eight year old son, mother and two sisters, besides other relatives in this county, to whom is extended the sincere sympathy of the community.

At the age of thirteen she united with the United Presbyterian church, and upon moving to Garfield became a member of the Methodist church. Upon coming to Larned she transferred her church membership to Larned M. E. Church and was a faithful member to the time of her death.

She was well known both here and at Garfield and had won many friends by her kind disposition and womanliness. She was a faithful wife and mother, and to her aged grandfather and father-in-law she was the same as a daughter.

Her mother, Mrs. J. W. White of Ingalls, was with her at the time of her death. John Houston of Hutchinson, brother of Geo. Houston, was present at the funeral. H. A. White and R. C. White of Garfield are uncles of Mrs. Houston, and Mrs. Chas. Lupfer is an aunt.

The funeral services were held at the Methodist church last Sunday morning at 11 o’clock. The service was conducted by the pastor, Rev. Barton. Interment was in Larned cemetery.  The relatives were very grateful for the kindnesses and sympathy shown them in their sorrow.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Thursday, November 24, 2005 20:36:27

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