MRS. M. B. HOUPT'S DEATH
Although Mrs. M. B. Houpt of South Franklin street had been ill and suffering for several years her death at 7:45 o'clock yesterday morning was so sudden that it was a great surprise. Mrs. Houpt had been confined to her bed only a few days. Her long illness was of a painful nature, but she bore it with the fortitude and resignation of one whose hope and trust are in an eternity of peace.
Deceased was born in Hanover Township and was the daughter of Jesse and Catharine Garringer. She was married to M. B. Houpt March 28, 1864, and their union was a particularly happy one. Her husband and two sons, Harry S. and Edgar M. Houpt, survive her. She is also survived by three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. C. T. Sands, Miss Jennie Garringer, Miss Mary Garringer, Frank, Harrison and Andrew Garringer.
For thirty years Mrs. Houpt had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church of this city and her whole life conformed to the teachings of her Christian faith. Hers was an example of true womanhood, whether in sickness or in health. Her charities were numerous, although they did not all come to the surface. Many a poor family she helped and only she and the beneficiary knew anything about it. Her presence will be missed not only in the family circle, but in the whole community as well.
The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment will be private.
The Wilkes-Barre Record - June 2, 1897