Grave marker of Mary A. Newth
The grave marker of Mabel A. Newth, who died at age 43, in April 1901. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on April 17, 1901, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 4.


Death and Burial of Mrs. Newth, Wife of Dr. Newth, of Philomath.

Mrs. Mabel A. Newth died at her home in Philomath on Monday, April 8th, aged 43 years. Mabel A. Woodward was born in Iowa October 4, 1857. She rent (went) to Kansas, with her parents in the spring of 1880 and was married to Dr. C.H. Newth December 25th, of the same year. Dr. Newth and family moved to Oregon in 1889, settling at Vernonia, Columbia country, and located at Philomath in April, 1897, where they have lived until the present time. Mrs. Newth leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss. Her remains were interred in the Newton cemetery on Wednesday, April 15th. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Cotton at Keezel chapel from the text, “For me to live is Christ, but to die is gain.”

Disappointment, sorrow, sickness and pain,

The world has plenty to give;

Death to the Christian, but opens the door

And says “pass beyond, and live.”

Here, crosses are scattered along the way,

There, “wear the crown through endless day.”