Friday, April 4, 2008

Henthorn, Minerva Jane (Powers)

Mrs. C. H. Henthorn Succumbed Monday,

Services Wednesday

Death of well known woman follows complications after broken hip last fall.

Mrs. C. H. Henthorn, highly respected and widely known woman of the community for 51 years, passed away last Monday morning [23 Mar 1936] at 8:00 o'clock following an illness of several months duration. Mrs. Henthorn suffered a broken hip last November and complications which developed as a result of the injury were the cause of death.

Impressive services were conducted from the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 when many old friends gathered to pay their final respects to the departed.

The floral tribute was symbolic of the esteem in which Mrs. Henthorn was held.

The Reverend W. W. Whitman, pastor of the church, officiated. Music was furnished by W. H. Menzie, who sang, "Lead Kindly Light" and "The Old Rugged Cross" with Mrs. Glen Haworth at the organ.

Minerva Jane Henthorn, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Powers was born at Perry, IL on 15 Oct 1862 and departed this life at Aurora on 23 Mar 1936, at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 8 days.

Mrs. Henthorn grew to womanhood in Illinois where she followed the profession of teaching until here marriage to Charles Holt Henthorn, on 10 Feb 1885.

Their wedding trip brought them to Aurora, where they have resided for more than a half century.

A little more than a year ago, Mr. and Mrs. Henthorn happily observed their golden wedding anniversary surrounded by their children and by a host of friends.

She leaves her husband, Charles Holt Henthorn, an only daughter Mrs. Lou Retta Bradbury, three sons John Wrex, Harold Roy and Edward Charles, and five grandchildren: Gerald and Beatta Bradbury, Wrex Jr. and Dorothy Henthorn and Harold Henthorn, Jr.

Pall bearers were C. H. and J. D. Henthorn, Wrex, Harold, and Edward Henthorn and Claude Bradbury.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Henthorn of Central City and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Powers of Fremont were among the out of town relatives present.
(Source: The Aurora News - Friday, 27 Mar 1936)

[Note: Grandmother of researcher, Richard Henthorn.]

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