The Caddo Herald
February 27, 1920
Mrs. E. E. Pitchlynn Died Sunday Evening
Mrs. E. E. Pitchlynn died at the family home a mile west of Caddo, Sunday evening at 7:30, of pneumonia, after an illness of two weeks. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. E. Hotchkin, of Durant, interment was had in Caddo Cemetery.
Mrs. Pitchlynn was 37 years of age, is survived by her husband, mother, 9 children, and brothers and sisters. She was a daughter of Col. Peter Maytubby, belong to one of the oldest Chickasaw families who came a pioneer to this country.
The death of Mrs. Pitchlynn was not unexpected since the disease had taken such a hold upon her, but everything that care and medical skill was done to prolong her life, hoping against hope for the best. At the time of her illness the whole family was in bed with influenza and pneumonia, and relatives and neighbors and friends as well as nurses were constant in their attention.
The funeral was largely attended, the church being crowded with those who wished to pay respect to the departed and to the survivors; banks of flowers covered the rostrum, mementos of friends who could in this manner show their respects. The remains were followed to the cemetery by a large number of people.
Rev. Hotchkin’s theme was: “Blessed are they who die in the Lord”. He comforted the bereaved with this thought, amplified by the fact that Christ having conquered death and made it a goal rather than an unknown and hideous place. Those who remain may go to her since she cannot come to them.
The husband being a member of the school board, no school was held Monday and Tuesday of respect for him.
The surviving relatives are: Mrs. T. S. Maytubby of Caddo, Sam W. Maytubby, J. D. Maytubby and Mrs. M. L. Tanner of Caddo; Bud Maytubby of Voca; Mrs. Mary Moore of Durant, Mrs. Sophia Miller and E. B. Maytubby of Muskogee; and Mrs. Jack Bonham of Atoka; all who were present at the funeral. The children are: Sophia May, Everett Jr., Peter Paul, Ruth, Charlie, Lillian, Naomi, Helen, and Robert.
Mr. Pitchlynn informed us Wednesday that all the sick were up and convalescing and that soon he hoped would regain their wanted good health.
Whereas the hand of death has removed from the community a beloved member, Mrs. E. E. Pitchlynn, wife of one of the members of the Board of Trustees and the mother of several members of the student body of Caddo public schools, therefore be it resolved by the faulty and the student body of Caddo Public Schools that we hereby extend our deepest sympathy to the bereaved husband and children on whom the blow has so heavily fallen.
Taken from us in the prime of life, taken in the years of her usefulness when greatest need of her kindly, motherly administrations were most needed, her loss is deeply felt. And to those surviving we can only give our sympathy, our encouragement, and our love, well knowing that nothing we can do or say can take her place; it can but slightly assuage the grief that is most bitterly felt by them.
We can point out to them the nobility of the character of the mother, the selflessness of the life that is gone, and the hope of the future.
C. H. Hatfield
E. B. Black
O. J. Watkins