Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Calista A. Worth


On Saturday the sad news went over the wire of the death of Calista A., second daughter of G. H. and F. L. Worth, of lung trouble.

Calista was born on the 13th day of June, 1883, in Crawford county, Iowa, and died on the 24th day of January, 1903.

Prior to this sickness she apparently was in good health until about three days before her death. Previous to her death, when she was taken sick, she was teaching school new (sic) Westerville and making her home with her uncle where she was at the time of her death. Her father received word of her serious illness late Friday evening and started early the next morning but the news of her death met him about half way. The remains were taken to Almeria on Monday and placed in the cemetery beside her four brothers and sisters, Revs Day, of Newton, and Evans, of Brewster, officiating.

Calista was an estimable young lady, just launching on a successful career as a teacher. All her intimate acquaintances have nothing but words of praise for her. A large concourse of friends gathered in Almeria to pay the last sad rites to their friend and neighbor and offer words of sympathy to the sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters.

Source: “Died.” The Taylor Clarion, newspaper, (Taylor, Nebraska, USA), 29 January 1903, vol. 20, no. 13, p 1, col 3; microfilm no. 11,854, Nebraska State Historical Society.

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