|The Butler Citizen, January 4, 1900|
Friday, Dec. 29, 1899. Mrs. Dixon
Bartley, aged about 85 years.
The interment was at Bear Creek
cemetery. Her death makes the first
break in a trio of old couples living at
Bruin. Harvey Gibson and wife, John
Daubenspeck and wife, and the Bartleys
lived on adjoining places, were all over
80 years of age and all had been married
over sixty years.
|The Butler Citizen, April 26, 1900|
twp. April 22, 1900, Dixon Bartley,
aged 95 years.
It's unfortunate that Rebecca's death notice does not state her first name or her maiden name. If I were searching for her and knew only her maiden name and not her husband's name, this obituary would be of no use to me. Thank goodness I found other sources that give her maiden name and information about hers and Dixon's marriage.
From other sources I know that Rebecca died of cancer. Less than four months later, Dixon died of pneumonia. It could be just me but I have to think that Dixon and Rebecca were really close. My romantic self imagines that after his beloved wife Rebecca died, Dixon had little reason to keep going, to carry on.
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