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Jacksonville Daily Journal, December 22, 1904


Mrs. Zarilda Summers, an old and respected resident of this county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jane Cox, three and three-fourth miles northeast of Pisgah, Tuesday night, Dec. 20, at 10:30 o'clock, at the age of 90 years and 9 months.

Deceased was born in Anderson county, Kentucky, March 9, 1814, and was married in 1829 to Martin Summers and with him came to this county in 1857. They were the parents of twelve children, six of whom, with the father, have already gone before. The surviving children are: Mrs. Sarah Dadisman and Shelby Summers, of Oklahoma; Mrs. Angeline Steele, of Wichita, Kans.; Mrs. Mary Cox and Mrs. Evaline Spainhower, of Pisgah, and James Summers of this city.

Funeral services will be held at Union church this morning at 11 o'clock, in charge of Rev. E. E. Curry. Interment will be in Union cemetery.

Jacksonville Daily Journal, December 25, 1904


The funeral of Mrs. Zarilda Summers was held at Union church in Pisgah, Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends, who sincerly mourn her loss.

The services were in charge of Rev. E. E. Curry and the church choir sang a number of appropriate selections. The many floral tributes were in charge of Mrs. William Cox, Mrs. Herbert Cox and Miss Alice Spainhower.

At the conclusion of the services at the church the remains were borne to the neighboring cemetery and were there laid to rest. The bearers were Harvey Stubblefield, J. B. Beekman, T. B. Buchanan, William Buchanan, John Spainhower and David Woods.

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