PeopleSkip to the content

Caroline S. Haseltine Obituary

The transcription is in poor condition, has many typos  and does not seem to mention date of publication of name of newspaper. I corrected the obvious typos below.  All references seem to indicate it may have been published in a paper in or near Youngstown, Ohio.


Miss Caroline S. Haseltine died on Saturday morning after an illness attending old age. One of cities real pioneers was active in church and missionary work,  a worthy descendent of an illustrious family.

The death of Mrs. Caroline S. Haseltine who was one of the last real pioneers of Youngstown occurred at her residence at 1898 Wilson Ave. She had been ill for eight weeks suffering from infirmities of old age and for twelve hours before her death was unconscious. At the end she passed away peacefully in the presence of her children, with whom she had been able to converse up to within the past few days.

The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10:00 o’clock at the residence. Rev. Daniel H. Evans D.D. and Rev. William H. Hudniet officiating. Interment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery. Owing to the dislike which Mrs. Haseltine always had for any ostentatious display and in deference to her wishes request is made that no flowers be sent.

Mrs. Haseltine was born on October 4, 1817 in a log cabin on the farm on which she died. The house stood on the brow of the hill now Coveatls Corners. Her parents were Robert Montgomery and Louisa Morris Montgomery. In her girlhood she went to school with her husband Moses Haseltine in the public school located at Southwest Corner which is near the Federal and Hazel Street. Afterwards she attended school at Warren and the Academy at Burton O. The Montgomery farm on which she was born and where her parents home is situated was in her childhood, a primeval forest, and she went to church first in the wood and then in a log house. The Indians were gone but bears still abounded and she often related her stories of seeing them killed at the age of 16-17 yrs. ago.

She united with the First Presbyterian Church and on June 1, 1841 she was married from her home to Moses G. Haseltine who died Feb. 28, 1862. For twenty years immediately following her marriage, she lived away from Youngstown, in Butler Co. Patt. and Northfield, but after the death of her father in 1858 she returned to her family homestead. During her entire life both in and away from Youngstown she was actively identified with religious and Missionary enterprises and at the time of her death was supporting a missionary in the South. In the First Presbyterian church she was most earnest in her connections with every dept. Particularly the missionary work and this same actively carried to the Westminister Church of which she was an original and oldest member. A past society she was largely instrumental in making in enthusiastic circle which it is today. Until the last two months she was in extensive correspondence with the local and foreign missionaries and was regarded as the subject of Missions. A woman of remarkable force of character she had the courage of her convictions and fear of criticism never prevented her from making what she considered a just discussion on relating her opinion of a subject at hand. Straightforward to a fault her friends always knew how they stood with  her. She was a patriotic and staunch Republican. Mrs. Haseltine came from an illustrious family. She was a client lineal descendent of Jonathon Edwards and Timothy Swight President of Yale College. Her mother was a  cousin of Aaron Burr and of Gov. Morris, member of the Continental Congress, was a daughter of Lewis G. Morris nephew of Lewis Morris second signer of the Declaration of Independence. Her father was Robert Montgomery who was Colonel in the Revolutionary Army and survivor General of the State of Pennsylvania. She herself was of a colonial home and a member of Mohoning Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Montgomery, Morris, Edwards, Dwight and Stodalard were names well known to the nobility of England, Ireland and Scotland. She might  have used with authority and of the six coats of arms. After her marriage when had little money and she worked hard to give her children the comforts of life. She saw Youngstown grow from twenty families to what it is today so that her strength of character acquired from experience as qwell as heredity. In her death the city not only also of nobility of birth and character and an illustrious example of Christian living.

Of her family there are three children living, Robert M., Edwin D., and William S. of this city. Her only daughter Miss Anna Haseltine died in Feb. last year. She was a half sister of William Edwards and a sister of Robert Montgomery and Mrs. Samuel Hine.

The latter, mother of Cecil D. Hine. The last member of a patriotic public spirited family, she sustained with credit the honors which he earned the heaped up on her and the memory of the sweet old age with which fate blessed her will long be refreshed in the minds of her children and many dear friends who she possided [sic].

Back to top

There are currently no images related to this memory.
There are currently no audio related to this memory.
There are currently no video related to this memory.
There are currently no links related to this memory.
There are currently no documents related to this memory.

Leave a Comment