Mrs. Matilda Elizabeth Duckett Obituary
MRS. MATILDA DUCKETT DEAD
WIDOW OF EARLY DAY BARTON COUNTY PHYSICIAN - MOTHER OF LATE DR. CLAUDE DUCKETT - IN HER 93RD YEAR - FUNERAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON - INTERMENT IN LAKE CEMETERY
Mrs. Matilda Duckett, nearing her 93rd birthday, died at the Medlin Rest Home at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. The deceased was born October 26, 1866 at St. Catherine, Missouri, the daughter of Perry H. and Mary E. Taylor. She came to Barton County as a girl with her parents to settle in the Newport-Milford neighborhood. She was married at Newport November 8, 1882 to Dr. Thomas H. Duckett. The young physician and his wife settled at Milford where he operated a drug store and carried on his practice that was to become one of the largest in Barton County.
In 1924, the couple moved to Lamar where the husband became associated with his son, the late Dr. Claude Duckett in the practice of medicine. The elder Dr. Duckett died February 24, 1936. Since that time, his widow had made her home in Lamar the greater part of the time with her daughter, Mrs. Ida Webb. During her active years, Mrs. Duckett was deeply interested in and devoted much time to the temperance movement. She was a founder of the Barton County WCTU and was militantly active in the cause for many years. She was in her earlier life, a well informed woman who took an interest in all civic affairs and at the same time was deeply interested in the career of her husband and the welfare of hr children.
In addition to the daughter with whom she made her home in Lamar, she leaves two other daughters, Mrs. Ethel Vogelsang of Offerle, Kansas and Mrs. Eva Dinwiddie of Ivanhoe, California. Her one son, Dr. Claude Duckett, died in the summer of 1957 following a long illness. The body was taken to the Konantz Funeral Home to be prepared for burial. The last rites were set for 1 p.m. Thursday at the Konantz Chapel. Interment follows in Lake Cemetery.
She died September 8, 1959.
September 10, 1959
Submitted by Phillip Rector on January 23, 2002.
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