Stillwater Valley News
February 28, 1927
Mrs. Charles Babylon
Mrs. Katharine Babylon, daughter of Daniel and Mary Hoff was born in Noble County, Indiana April 15, 1866 and died at her late home in Covington, Ohio February 22, 1927 aged 60 years, 10 months and 7 days.
March 19, 1882 she was united in marriage with Charles Babylon. To them were born four children, one daughter and three sons, all of whom survive. They are: Mabel, now Mrs. Henry Reiber of Pleasant Hill, O; Oliver Babylon of Covington, O.; William E. Babylon of Columbus, O.; and Louis A. Babylon also of Columbus, O. There are also eleven grandchildren, one adopted grandchild and five great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Lavina and two brothers, Charles and Jacob Hoff of Indiana.
Mrs. Babylon's parents died when she was baby and she was taken care of by her grandmother for awhile. After the death of her grandmother, she was taken into the home of Eliphlet Tyler and wife where she lived until the time of her marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Tyler were regarded as foster parents and this aged foster father still survives. There are also two foster sisters and three foster brothers: Mrs. Martha Pierce of Dayton; Mrs. Sadie Rox of Dayton; Charles Tyler of Middletown, O., Edward Tyler of Bradford, O. and Frank Tyler of Covington. About thirty years ago, Mrs. Babylon joined the Methodist church of Covington and has continued through the years a consistent member of the church which she so much loved. Mrs. Babylon has lived most of her life in Covington where she has endeared herself to a host of friends.
She was noted for her fine Christian character and loyal devotion to her family and loved ones. Many are the tributes of the high regard in which she has been held by those who have known her. The family has lost one who was ever interested in every phase of their life. She was a true wife and a good mother. The community unite in their expression of sympathy for these bereaved ones in their day of great loss.
The family desires to express their deeply felt thanks to their many good neighbors and friends for the great kindness and many favors shown them during the illness and since the death of their loved one. So deeply do they feel their appreciation that they wish special emphasis to be given the expression made herewith.
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