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THE WESTERN STAR, 21 February 1913
Mrs. Isaac Botts Passed Away Yesterday Morning After a Brief Illness.

Mrs. Isaac Botts died at her home in this city at 4:30 a.m. yesterday, February 20, 1913. She had been sick but a few days and the announcement of her death came as a shock to the entire community. Her fatal illness began on Monday when she was seized with a severe attack of lagrippe. Her vitality gradually weakened from that time. For several hours before
her death she was in an unconscious condition.

Minerva Drake was born in Lincoln county, Ohio, on September 26, 1843. Had she lived until next September she would have been 70 years of age.
On January 8, 1872, in her native county in Ohio she was united in marriage with Isaac Botts. In April, 1884, Mr. and Mrs. Botts moved from Ohio to Wichita, Kansas, and in September of the same year they located in this county, where they continued to live. Mrs. Botts was one of Comanche county's highly esteemed pioneer citizens. She was a splendid type of the devoted and faithful wife and mother, she and her family knew what pioneer hardships meant. Everybody who knew Mrs. Botts found in her a true friend and helper. At an early age she became a member of the Disciple church and she lived a life consistent and Christ like. Three sons, Jay T., John and Thomas and two daughters are now bereft of father and mother, their father having died in this city on April 24, 1901. A brother and a sister of Mrs. Botts also survive her. They are; Geo W. Drake of Blackburn, Ohio and Mrs. Sylvester McDonald of Frazeysburg, Ohio.

Funeral services were held at the home at 10:30 a.m. today, Rev. W. B. Leonard of the Presbyterian church being in charge. Interment was made in the Coldwater cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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