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Carthiette Osborn

DIED -- At the residence of her son Edward, on Feb. 15th, Carthiette Osborn, aged 81 years, 3 months and 13 days.

The subject of this notice was the last survivor of a family of six children, two boys and four girls. She was born in Tioga county, N. Y., in the year 1810, and during the period of numerous Indian massacres which prevailed previous to the war of 1812. This county at the same time was a central rendevous of the belligerent tribes and very sparsely settled by whites. Her father and a few friends had emigrated from Vermont and brought with them the creed "Trust in God and keep your powder dry." They were particular to observe the last clause of this motto as it was the prime necessity of the little colony of white settlers. After the treaty of peace which followed the war her father emigrated West and settled in Huron county, Ohio in 1814. At this time northern Ohio was unbroken wilderness, and there was but little to encourage settlement and emigration was slow and white neighborhoods few and far between. But her father built his hopes and had faith that the great chain of lakes would build up a trade that would result in founding an empire in the West. In the year 1825 the Erie canal, which had been in construction for eight years, was completed. Fresh hopes were born, and those in the colony who had made improvements on their farms were amply rewarded and the country received a large immigration from the New England states. At this time Carthiette Cole was fifteen years of age and had been reared within the daily sound of the Indian war whoop and the nightly howls of wolves. Although schools were nearly unknown outside the villages she acquired a good education and in the prime of life was well posted in the events of the day although her reading was principally confined to religious books. In 1832 she was married to Daniel Osborn, who was born in New Haven, Connecticut, and settled in Ohio in 1829. They continued to live in the same neighborhood until 1858 when they moved to Porter county, settling at Jackson Center. He husband was called by death in 1880, since which time she has lived with her son Edward. She leaves six children, twenty-three grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. She had an unyielding faith in the immortality of the soul, and her rule of action was based on this belief.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: February 19, 1892
Volume Number: 8
Issue Number: 45
Page: 5
Column(s): 3

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