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Jane Ross Cathcart, 1875-1956

Daily Iowegian - 19 November 1956
Sudden Stroke Is Fatal For Pioneer Woman Here
  Jane Cathcart, of Centerville Rural Route 3, was the victim of a sudden stroke, Monday morning November 19, 1956. She was 83 years, two months and 27 days of age.
  She was born in Scotland, Aug. 22, 1875, the daughter of David and Anna Neal Ross. She came to the U.S. at the age of 9.
  Growing to young womanhood here she united in marriage with Leslie Cathcart on November 26, 1892 and has lived in the Jerome vicinity since that time.
  There are seven surviving children who are: Mary Cathcart, of Maywood, Illinois; Mrs. Emma Feaster, of Elmhurst, Illinois; William Cathcart, Wyoming; Leslie Cathcart, of Lehigh, Iowa; John Cathcart, of Jerome, Iowa; Mrs. Neal Bear, of Centerville; James Cathcart, of Centerville; also eight grandchildren, three brothers, Robert and Thomas Ross, of Numa, and John Ross, of Des Moines. She also leaves a sister Mrs. Anna Dalby, of Buringling, Kansas.
  She is preceded in death by her husband Leslie Cathcart, who died August 26, 1954. A son David, two sisters and one brother.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Johnson Funeral home with burial in the Jerome cemetery.

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