March 25, 1915
OBITUARY ~ HENRY CARLTON RIFE
Henry Carlton Rife was born in Ohio, August 18, 1851. He passed his early
childhood in Maryland. At the age of twelve he moved with his parents to
Illinois where he grew to manhood. At the age of twenty eight years he married
Olive C. DeBord. To this union were born five daughters and one son, three
daughters having preceded him in death. Two daughters, one son, and his wife
remain to mourn his loss.
At the age of twenty-nine he professed belief in Christ, joining the Methodist
church, and remaining a faithful member of the same until his death, March 22.
1915, at Melvern, Kansas. He is also survived by two sisters and one brother.
He was buried in the Clearfield Cemetery, Wednesday, March 24th, 1915.
Mr. Rife and family resided for many years previous to their removal to Kansas
about 1899, on a farm one mile west of Clearfield. The older inhabitants of
this community remember him well.
Mrs. Rife and one daughter, Mrs. Brown, and husband came with the body from
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