Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Leslie F. Cathcart, 1871-1954

Daily Iowegian - 26 August 1954
Leslie Cathcart Taken Thursday
  Leslie F. Cathcart, of Centerville R3, near Jerome, Iowa, passed away Thursday morning, Aug. 26, 1954 at 12:30 at his home following a lingering illness. He was 83 years, two months and 27 days of age. The deceased was born May 29, 1871 in the State of Pennsylvania.
  He united in marriage with Jean Ross, who survives his passing. The couple had celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary last November 25.
  Mr. Cathcart was a widely known retired farmer. There are seven surviving children as follows: Mrs. Neal Bear, of Centerville; Mrs. Emma Feaster, of Elmhurst, Ill.; Miss Mary Cathcart, instructor in the Chicago schools; James, John, and Leslie, all of this community; and William, of Cheyenne, Wyo. There are eight grandchildren.
  Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later from the Johnson funeral home.
Daily Iowegian - 27 August 1954
  Leslie F. Cathcart's funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. from the Johnson Funeral Home with David Lawrence officiating and burial in the Jerome cemetery.

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