Obituary/Death Notice - Celia Williams Sponenbarger

Submitted By: Loyd Bishop

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Celia Williams Sponenbarger

Mrs. Sponenbarger Dead

Mrs. Celia Williams Sponenbarger, wife of Geo. V. Sponenbarger, died at the family home, East Oklahoma avenue this city, Sunday, March 1st, at 4 p.m. Mrs. Sponenbarger had been sick but a few days and the announcement of her death was a shock to many of the friends who had not even heard of her illness. She was taken sick on Tuesday and her condition was serious from the first. Her father and mother and other loved ones were with her and did all mortals could but to no avail. The funeral was from the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. E. B. Cole of that church, the interment following in I. O. O.F. cemetery. The large crowd in attendance and the many beautiful floral emblems, attested in a measure the esteem in which the deceased was held. The services were beautiful and impressive the sermon being an especially comforting one to the loved ones. Mrs. Sponenbarger was a consistent member of the Methodist church and a zealous worker. She was a devoted wife and mother, and a good neighbor and steadfast friend. She had a large circle of loved ones and friends who are bereaved and to all of them we extend our sincere sympathy.

SPOKENBARGER-Died, on Sunday, March 1, 1908, at 4 p.m. at her residence on east Oklahoma avenue. Mrs. Geo V. Spokenbarger, aged about 29 years, of urine poisoning. She leaves her husband and a little son about two years of age to mourn. Besides a large number of relatives and friends, including the Drapers, Anglemeyers and Canders who live southeast of town. She was in good health until Tuesday, Feb 25, and was getting to visit her parents. Rev. D.A. Williams and wife at the Otoe agency near Red Rock, her father being pastor of the church at the point. She was taken suddenly ill, however, and physicians were called, who ascertained that a child soon to be born was dead from urine poisoning, and upon their advice a surgical operations was performed in the hope of saving the life of the mother. But despite all the physicians could do, the patient suffered intensely and finally was relieved by death. She realized her condition and was glad to go. Mrs. Spokenbarger’s maiden name was Ceila A. Williams and Kansas was her native state, having been born at Tonganoxie. She was married to Mr. Spokenbarger about five years ago and has lived consistent lives. They were also members of the Knights and Ladies of Security,. A large circle of friends in and out of those two organizations deeply sympathize with the bereaved husband. Funeral services at the M.E. church on Tuesday, March 3, at 3 pm., conducted by Rev E. B. Cole, interment in the Odd Fellows cemetery, south of town.

The Blackwell Times Record
Blackwell, Oklahoma
March 5, 1908

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Submitted By: Loyd Bishop


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