Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Jane Ketcherside, 83-year-old Yuma pioneer who died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry C. Johnson, in Glendale, Calif. were held yesterday in Glendale.

The services were held at the Wee Kirk ‘o the Heather, Forest Lawn, at 2 p.m. All of the children except Allison Ketcherside, who is a patient at a coast sanitarium were present at the rites and arrived here last night.

The body arrived here at 4 a.m. today and will lie in state at the O. C. Johnson chapel from seven to nine o’clock this morning. Interment will take place in the Yuma cemetery. Brief services will be held at the grave with the Rev. Randall Scott, pastor of the Methodist church officiating.

7 Born Oct, 16, 1851 on the plantation of her father, H. L. W. Allison in Georgia near Chattanooga Tenn., she was married to Dr. E. B. Ketcherside in 1868. Soon after their marriage they moved to Texas by wagon train, later returning to Tennessee. They moved to Arizona in 1895, living first at Jerome and Camp Verde and moving in 1901 to Yuma, where they made their home until 1923, when Dr. Ketcherside died. Soon after her husband’s death, Mrs. Ketcherside left for Glendale where she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Johnson, until her death.

Surviving are four sons, Hugh V., of Long Beach; Allison K., Yuma, Dr. Hillary D., Phoenix and Paul V. of Eagle Rock, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Harry C. Johnson of Glendale; a number of grand children and great grandchildren, and one brother, Matt Allison of Tennessee.

Mrs. A. K. Ketcherside and L. Van Deren arrived here last night. Mrs. Muade Lathen of Los Angeles, a niece, arrived early today. (Article copied and mailed to the Dade County Historical, Inc., by the Yuma County Library, Yuma, AZ. It was copied from The Yuma Morning Sun, Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1934.)

[Editor’s note: Elizabeth Jane Allison Ketcherside was the daughter of Hugh Lawson White Allison. She was born near Rising Fawn, Dade County, GA.]

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