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At Centerville, Washington, June 7, 1899, at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Smith, Miss Maudetta Cowles of this place.
Miss Cowles was born in Auxvasse, Callaway Co. Missouri, on March 21, 1877, and was twenty-two years, two months and nineteen days of age at the time of her death.
She was the daughter of N.P. and Sarah Cowles. Her mother died when Maudetta was at the tender age of ten years and shortly afterwards she came to Oregon and made her home with her uncles and aunts Mr. and Mrs. E.P. McDaniel and Mr. and Mrs. John Smith.
For some years she had been in poor health and on April 1st went to Centerville on a visit to her mother’s sisters and brothers, hoping to derive benefit from change of air and scenery. But her sickness increased and at the end of six weeks quick consumption seized upon her frail form and notwithstanding the unceasing and loving care of her relatives and the untiring efforts of her medical attendants, grim death claimed this lovely flower and her sweet and gentle spirit winged its way to God who gave it.
Her remains were accompanied to Cove by her uncle, Mr. McKlip, her sorrowing friends meeting them at Union. The Impressive and solemn service of the Episcopal church was read at the residence of E.P. McDaniel in the presence of a large concourse of friends by Rev. H. Harris D.D. Rector of the Church of the Ascension, after which the remains were laid to rest in the family lot in Roseridge Cemetry. Maudetta leaves to mourn her loss a beloved father, three brothers, a number of near relatives and a host of friends.
“Dearest Sister, thou hast left us
And they loss we deeply feel
But ’tis God who hath bereft us
He will all our sorrows heal.”
“She is not dead but sleepeth
Safe on her Saviour’s breast.
We may not wish her here again,
Mandetta is at rest.”
Cove Ledger Thursday June 15, 1899