Kesiah Wilson was born in Belmont county, Ohio,
March 17, 1839, and died at her home in Malden, Ill., October 23, 1908, aged
sixty-nine years, seven months and six days. At the age of seventeen she
moved to Bureau county, Illinois, and on June 16, 1859, was married to James
S. Garten, who died December 15, 1903. Since the time of her marriage she
lived at Malden with the exception of a year and nine months that she lied
at Cheney, Neb.
She leaves two brothers, Ira Wilson, of Montana, Allison Wilson, of
Princeton, two sisters, Mrs. Amy Park, of Malden, and Mrs. Eliza Gardner of
Esmond, S. D.; a son, William L. Garten, of Lincoln, Neb.; a daughter, Mrs.
Lottie D. Chappell of Lincoln, Kan.; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Rebecca
Strong, of Princeton, whom she had reared from childhood and loved as her
Mrs. Garten had been in apparently good health until last March and since
that time had been ailing but not until nine weeks ago did she give up to
the care of a physician and acknowledge to her friends that she was sick.
The funeral services ere held at the home Sunday, at 11:30 o'clock.
Interment was at North Prairie Cemetery. Rev. A. W. Oils of Walnut,
(The Bureau County Republican, Princeton,
Illinois, Nov. 5, 1908, pg. 5c,
submitted by Shirley Beams Simmons)