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Tent# 20 Namesake: Mrs. Charlotte Boone, nee Harrison, was born in Virginia, 25 July 1841 and died 23 April 1923, aged 81 years, 9 months and 28 days. She was the daughter of Rev. Jabez and Mary Warner Harrison having come to Missouri with her parents at the age of seven years. They located near Farmington, Iowa, on the Missouri side, where her mother died. With her father she moved to a farm near Luray, Missouri, where they resided for some years. later going west where she remained with an aunt for a period of four years, where the deer and red man were the chief inhabitants. She then returned to Clark County where now stands Medill and where she confessed her Savior at the age of sixteen and became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church under the ministration of Rev. Rush, remaining a faithful and active member until the removal of this church from Kahoka. She then transferred her membership to the M.E. Church, and tho unable to attend church for a number of years, she was ever faithful and true.
She was married to Frederick Boone Sept. 2, 1861, who preceded her in death March 3, 1915.
Those who are left to mourn the loss of this dear mother are three sons and two daughters, namely: W.E., G.T., C.F., and Maud Boone, all of Kahoka, and Mrs. Minnie Neff of Revere. She had the distinction of having nineteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Miles Harrison of Trenton, MO., and Dr. Frank Harrison of California; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Randle of Luray, and Mrs. Drusilla Weiser of Kahoka, besides a number of other relatives.
Mother Boone by nature was cheerful, optimistic, patient in her long suffering, never complaining, or murmuring, always interested in the comfort and welfare of those around her, always kind to the poor and ready to assist those in need or distress, charitable to all, no one ever having gone hungry from her door.
It was Mrs. Boone who conveyed the message to Col. Moore, commanding the Union Army at the Battle of Athens, August 5, 1861, that saved them from annihilation and defeat, and gave to the Union Army victory in the first battle of the war of the rebellion, and for this brave and noble act do we sincerely eulogize her.
It was at this battle that her father gave his life for his country. Her suffering was of long duration but she bore it bravely and with fortitude, often expressing a willingness and a wish to go to her Savior. She was loved and respected by all who knew her and her friends were numbered by her acquaintances.
The funeral was conducted by Pastor Gragg of the M.E. Church at 3:00 p.m., April 25, 1923. Her body was tenderly laid away by the side of her husband in the Kahoka Cemetery to await the resurrection morn. The pallbearers were Chas. Hiller, Lewis Neff, Sam Arnold, A.H. Miller, John Sample and H.D. Ferguson.
The above article was taken from the Clark County Courier May 4, 1923.