Mrs. Samuel Moose Died Tuesday Night

Passes Away Tuesday Evening After Lingering Illness From Tuberculosis. Funeral Thursday.

Allie MooseMrs. Samuel Moose passed away at her home, seven miles southeast of Astoria Tuesday night at 10 o'clock, aged 40 years, 5 months and 22 days. Death was due to tuberculosis, from which she has been suffering for the past year.

Mrs. Moose was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reasin Prather, both deceased, and was born in Woodland township July 23, 1877, not far from her late home. She was married Nov. 20, 1898, to Samuel Moose and to them were born four sons, namely, Shelby, Myron, Glenn and Russel, who with the heart-broken father survive to mourn the loss of a tender, loving and true wife and mother. She is also survived by two brothers, William and Upton Prather, and three sisters, Mrs. Lincoln Garton, Mrs. John Davis and Mrs. F. P. Kays.

Since the day Mrs. Moose took sick nothing in medical skill was spared to stay the progress of the fatal disease. Her life was gentle, but like the still waters it was deep.

Mrs. Moose was a member of the U. B. church, also a member of the Eastern Star, Royal Neighbor and Mystic Workers lodges.

The sympathy of the community goes out to the husband, children, brothers and sisters in their sad bereavement.

The funeral services will be held Thursday at the U. B. church in Astoria, on the arrival of the funeral cortege, which will leave the home at 10 o'clock a.m. Rev. James Miller and J. B. Stubblefield will have charge. Interment in the Astoria cemetery. The Eastern Star Chapter will have charge of the ceremonies at the cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 1/16/1918

[Laura's note: Son Myron, listed here, is actually Marvin; he is linked accordingly.]

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Passing Of Mrs. Moose

Funeral Services Held at United Brethren Church January 17; Burial in Astoria Cemetery.

The following obituary of Mrs. Samuel Moose, whose death occurred Jan. 15, mention of which was made in this paper week before last, has been handed us by friends of the family:

Allie Prather, daughter of Rezin and Rebecca Prather was born in Woodland township, Fulton county, Illinois, July 23, 1877, died at her home seven miles southeast of Astoria, January 15, 1918. Her age at the time of her death being 40 years, 5 months and 23 days. In 1899 she was united in marriage to Mr. Samuel Moose. To this union four sons were born, namely, Shelby Bryan, Marvin Prather, Glen Dale and Russell Rezin; all of whom survive her.

Beside the husband and sons she leaves to mourn, three sisters and two brothers, namely, Mrs. Marion Garton, Mrs. Della Kays, Mrs. Anna Davis, Upton and William, also one half brother, Preston of Astoria and one half sister, Mrs. Margaret Kingery of Bethany, Neb., all of whom survive her. MaGettie McKinley, deceased, preceded her to the spirit world only a few months ago.

A number of years ago she was converted in a meeting at Motes Chapel, united with the church and has since lived a consistent Christian life. During the past few months she has been a great sufferer, but bore it with patience and Christian fortitude, often expressing a desire to depart this life and be with Jesus. Mrs. Moose was a kind, energetic, industrious woman; one that thought not so much of her own welfare, but of others. Mrs. Moose’s kindly disposition and self-sacrificing spirit won for her a large circle of friends that will join with her husband and children, brothers and sisters in mourning her departure.

That this beautiful life had a glorious termination may be proven by her last words just before the spirit took its flight into that land that is fairer than day; by faith she could see it afar, for the father was waiting by the way to receive the spirit from the tenement of clay and while the messenger lingered for the moment just as she was stepping into the chariot that was to bear her spirit home, she was permitted to give one more testimony. The words were these, “All is well, Into Glory.” Hence, a beautiful life on earth is ended. She will be missed in the church, in the community, but above all she will be missed in the home where the children received her constant care and the husband shared her blessings as a true companion. Surely our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Astoria U. B. church, Rev. J. B. Miller officiating, assisted by her pastor, Rev. J. B. Stubblefield.

The music was furnished by the Astoria U. B. choir. At the close of the service the Eastern Star Chapter, of which she was a member, came forward and conducted a short, but very impressive service after which the body was laid to rest in the Astoria cemetery.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 1/30/1918

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