From our Mount Salem Correspondent.
Mrs. Catherine Middaugh, wife of James R. Northrup, died at her home near this village, Saturday last, at 2:45 p.m., after a short illness, aged seventy-six years, three months and eleven days. She is survived by her husband who has been an invalid for seven years and by a daughter, Alice, at home, who has been a comfort and a support to her parents in their declining years; also by three sisters, Mrs. Clarissa Adams, who resides with her son, George B. Adams, in Middletown, Mrs. Everett, of this place and Mrs. George Swarts, of Hemrod [sic] Corner, N.Y.
The funeral will be held at her home Tuesday at 1 o’clock. Pastor Edwards will officiate. Interment in the family plot in the cemetery in this place.
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love has given.
And though the body moulders here
The soul is safe in Heaven.
Source: Middletown Daily Argus, April 14, 1897.