Texas Obituaries - 1915 - Lila Chenoweth

Mrs. Lila Chenoweth departed this life at eleven o'clock, Tuesday night, March 23, 1915. The maiden name of the deceased was Delila Elizabeth Sortar and she was born in Miller County, Missouri, December 4, 1838, so she was 77 years of age. She and five younger brothers and sisters were left orphans when she was fourteen. However, the children managed to stay together until they grew up and married. When comparatively young she was married to Mr. G. W. Chenoweth , and was left a widow thirty years ago. She was the mother of three sons and two daughters of whom a son and daughter still survive. January 15, 1887

Mrs. Chenoweth settled in Texas, and after a year or so invested in a farm in Live Oak community where she had since resided. Here by industry and management she finished bringing up her two children, giving them as good advantages as the average child gets. No one was more cheerfully trusted by the neighboring merchants than she. As to church affiliation she had been a Methodist since fourteen years of age. She was ever ready to talk about our al-wise Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ as the truly begotten son of God. The near relatives of the deceased are as follows: Mr. Andy Sortar of Cundiff, Mrs. Martha Graham of Greathouse, Mr. John Chenoweth and Mrs. Belle Lowe who live in Live Oak Community. The interment took place at the old Trinity graveyard (Westfork) Rev. Op Nichols conducted the funeral service.

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