Death Claims Prominent Resident At Age Of 92 Years; Burial Saturday.
Mrs. Catherine Rochelle, a lifelong resident, and one of the oldest and most highly respected Hamilton residents passed away at her home, 946 Heaton street, on Wednesday afternoon of general debility at the age of 92 years, three months and 22 days.
Mrs. Rochelle was born in Hamilton, January 21, 1833, and spent her entire life here.
She was married August 17, 1854, to William Rochelle.
She had often told her children that she was able to recall the presence of Indians and wild animals being seen in the vicinity of Hamilton.
Mrs. Rochelle was a lifelong member of the United Presbyterian church and was active in the affairs of that congregation. She was well known in Hamilton and Butler county as a woman of highest principles and honor and of sterling character. She was kind to all, and a host of Hamilton people will mourn the loss of a good friend.
She leaves to mourn her loss one son, John F. Rochelle, one daughter, Mrs. Flora May Smith of Hamilton, one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ida Rochelle, one sister, Mrs. Emma Crawford of Dayton, five grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a host of friends. Her husband, William Rochelle, preceded in her death 18 years ago.
For a woman of advanced age Mrs. Rochelle was remarkably active. She retained most of her faculties, and until her illness five weeks ago, was able to be about as usual.
Mrs. Rochelle lived for eighteen years at her home on Heaton street, where she died.
Funeral services will be held at the residence, 946 Heaton street, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. J.B. Cavitt of the United Presbyterian church officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery. Friends may call after Friday noon.
Source: Hamilton Evening Journal, May 14, 1925.