Zarilda Fulton Standerfer Belden
Contributed by Jack Standerfer. Thanks, Jack!
The Sherman Democrat
Sherman Woman Dies After Short Illness with Heart Trouble
Mrs. Zarilda Belden, wife of the late E. J. Belden, a former
well-known contractor of Sherman, died at her home, No. 1002 East Jones
street, Saturday evening at 7 o'clock.
Death occurred after a week's illness with heart trouble, the
deceased being 69 years of age
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o'clock, in charge
of the Rev. Cephas Shelburne, pastor of the Central Christian Church.
Interment was made in West Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Belden had made this city her home since 1880, moving here
with her husband, Andrew Standerfer, whom she married in 1864.
Mr. Standerfer died in 1883, and in 1887 Mrs. Standerfer was
married to the late E. J. Belden of this city, who died several years ago.
Surviving her are the following children:
H. B. Standerfer of Edgewood, C. F. Standerfer of Tulsa, Okla., C.
L. Standerfer of Denison, Z. W. Standerfer of Harrington, Kans., Mrs. Iona
Higson of Hayre, Pa., Mrs. H. Knecht of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Oscar McDaniel
and Harry Belden of Sherman; also three step children O. J. and Hugh A.
Belden and Mrs. W. F. Dennis, all of Sherman.
Mrs. Belden was a most estimable woman and during her long
residence here had made many warm and true friends who sincerely mourn her
death. She was a true
Christian woman, having been actively affiliated with the Central
Christian Church for many years. The
surviving children will have the sympathy of all in their loss.
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