Obituary – Athens Free Press, 6 November 1925


Catherine Susan Cantrall, daughter of William and Elizabeth Long, was born in
Greenup County, Kentucky, March 19, 1866, and died at her home in this city,
October 30, 1925 at the age of 59 years, 7 months, and 11 days.

She was one of a family of 12 children, 8 of whom survive; five brothers and
three sisters.  She came to Illinois with her parents when 11 years of age and
has spent most of her life in this vicinity.

Mrs. Cantrall’s death came after a lingering illness of about a year.  She
was a very patient sufferer.  She was a member of the local camp of Royal
Neighbors and was flag bearer in their drill team for a number of years.  She was a
good neighbor and well respected by everyone in the community who knew her.
Early in life she united with the Christian church of this city.

On August 31, 1882, she was united in marriage to James Cantrall.  To this
union were born 5 children, one of whom, a son, John A., preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and four children, William of
Lyons, Kansas; Edward of this city; Mrs. Horace Cox of Pekin; and Mrs. Fred Kopp of
this city; five brothers, Ezekiel of California; and William, Joe, Blackburn,
and Edward of Kansas; and three sisters, Grace of California, and Martha and
Florence of Kansas.

Funeral services were held at the Christian Church at 2 o’clock Monday
afternoon, Rev. L. P. Fisher of Cantrall officiating, assisted by Rev. J. C. Ewing,
pastor of the M. E. Church.  Interment was made in Hall cemetery.
Services at the grave were in charge of the local R. N. A. camp.

Contributed by Bill Scroggin