Mrs. Rachel E. McCloud, widow of the late John W. McCloud, a pioneer resident of this community, died at her home, 1107 West Tenth street, yesterday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock, following several strokes of apoplexy suffered by her during the past six weeks. She was 70 years, eight months and thirteen days old, and was the mother of fifteen children, fourteen of whom are still living, several of them being at her bedside when she passed away. The deceased with her husband and family located on a farm in the Sandy Ridge district, north-west of here more than a quarter of a century ago, later moving into the city. Her husband died four years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. Adelia Noble of Stoutiand, Mo., Mrs. Sallie Stevens of Villa Grove, Co., Mrs. Geo. Kellip, who lives near Dearing, Mrs. Ida Bartley, Greenleaf, Kan., Mrs. Jim Transue, Summerfield, Kans., Miss Margaret McCloud of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Martha Reidy, Gracemont, Okla., Mrs. Eunice Moore, Duncan, Okla., Mrs. Cleve Bowen, Mrs. John White, Mrs. Dan Noble, William, John W. and George, all of this city.
The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock
from the home, Rev. T. J. Hopkins, pastor of the First
Baptist church, having charge of the services. Burial
will be made alongside the grave of the husband in Spring
|Contributed by Vivian Brinker|