PRECIOUS MEMORIES

PIONEERS OF GARFIELD COUNTY, OKLAHOMA

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From The Cutter Family - Four Hundred Years, Volume 2


OBITUARY
(As written for the funeral service, probably by Mrs. H. G. Parker)

Mr. John Ezra Cutter was born in DeKalb county, Missouri, June 11, 1882. In 1883, with his parents, he moved to Halstead, Kansas, where he lived until he was 16. The family then moved to Oklahoma, locating near Douglas, where has been his home since. On Feb. 25, 1903, he was united in marriage to Miss Ethel Dubbs and to this union was born six children, five daughters and one son. In the spring of 1916, he was converted in the Diamond school house, later placing his membership in the Christian Union Church of Douglas where it remained the rest of his life.

Quite suddenly on Dec. 6, 1937, he departed this life, the last of six brothers, at the age of 55 years, six months and 25 days. He is survived by his wife and six children; Mrs. Florence Scott of Douglas; Mrs. Opal Weller of Hutchinson, Kansas; Charley, Dora, Eula Fern, and Dona Marie, all of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Irey of Enid and Mrs. Mollie Johnson of Denver, Colo., and five grandchildren and an unnumerable host of relatives and friends.

Although Mr. Cutter was a very quiet man, never saying very much in public, he was always ready to do what he thought was his duty. He was a loving and confiding husband, a tender and affectionate father, and a good neighbor in the sense that Christ spoke of neighborliness, always ready to help a friend who was in need of assistance. The many friends and the respect in which he was held in the community, testify that a good man has gone.

MEMORIAL FOR MRS. ETHEL CUTTER
Ethel Dubbs Cutter was born June 7th, 1883, at Topeka, Kansas and passed away July 2nd, 1954 at Enid, Oklahoma, age 71 years, 25 days. She came with her parents to Oklahoma in 1899 and has lived in the Covington-Douglas community ever since. On Feb. 25, 1903, she was united in marriage to John Cutter, to this union five daughters and one son was born.

Mrs. Cutter was a member of the Christian Church of Douglas for many years but recently placed her membership in the Christian Church at Covington. She was interested in community life and had been a member of the Eastside Farm Womens Club and also "The Friendly Few". One of the beautiful attributes of her Christian character was her desire to serve when and wherever she felt she was needed, this she unselfishly did at all times. Her home has been with her son, Charlie Cutter and grandson, Everett Ray, since the passing of her husband.

She is survivod by her five daughters; Mrs. D. E. Scott of Douglas, Mrs. Hugh Best of Hoisington, Kansas, Mrs. H. C. Weller of Denver, Colorado, Mrs. Chas. Gage of Englewood, Colorado, Mrs. Harold Gibbs of Indianopolis, Indiana, and her son Charlie of the home. Six sisters survive; Mrs. Bessie Cutter, Covington, Mrs. G. A. Jones, Texhoma, Oklahoma, Mrs. Grace Boles Burham, California, Mrs. Glenn Heath of Texhoma, Okla., Mrs. W. E. Hobgood, Amarillo, Texas, Mrs. Bill Lasely, Stratford, Texs, one brother John Dubbs, Texhoma, Okla., 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, other more distant relaives. Her husband Mr. John Cutter preceded her in death Dec. 6th, 1937, also her parents and one sister.

It is hard to realize today That one so dear could go away and leave within the heart an ache And a silence love itself cannot break; Yet greater than your grief Must be the thought and precious memory Of one whose life was such a part of all that was dearest to your heart, And may the days in passing by - bless your heart with peace. And thoughtfulness for each glad year - the one you loved spent with you here. They are not dead -- who live in lives they leave behind; In those whom they have blest -- they live a life again.



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