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Mrs. Mollie McCaskill

DIED:  At her home in Rison, Ark., Saturday night, Aug. 13th, 1898, Mrs. Mollie McCaskill, in the 33rd year of her life.  Mrs. McCaskill came to Toledo with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. W.J. Stone, in 1885.  There she made many friends.  She was a quiet, modest, intelligent and religious young lady.  It was at Toledo that she met and married Judge J. M. McCaskill more than twelve years ago. It was there that they began life together and lived until the county seat was removed from that place to Rison.  It was at Toledo that her two first children were born.  After the county seat was located at this place she moved here with her husband and worked hard with him to have a pleasant and cheerful home.

Her life was centered in her home--in her husband and her children.  She was liked by her neighbors, especially those who knew her best.  She was the mother of five children, two boys and three girls.  One boy, Grover, a bright little fellow, preceded her to the better land, and since her death her babe (only 13 days old) has passed away.  She leaves a husband, two daughters, a son, and many friends to mourn their loss.

The funeral was preached at the family residence Monday evening by Rev. R. W. McKay assisted by Rev. O.H. Keadle.  The remains were intered at moore's church grave yard.  A pure good woman who lived happily with her husband and children, and friends has passed away and is now vying with the Angels in heaven.  To our friend and fellow townsman, Judge J. M. McCaskill, we extend our heart-felt sympathy in his great berevement.

Submitted by Belinda (Brown) Winston

Source: Cleveland County Herald, 18 Aug 1898