Foutts, Charlotte McClure 1911

Obituary – Mrs. Charlotte McClure Foutts
East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Charlotte McClure Foutts Succumbs at Her Home
Lived In Present Residence 46 Years and Was Widow of Former Potter

Mrs. Charlotte McClure Foutts, aged 76, pioneer resident and the oldest resident of the city, who was born here, died at her late home, 218 Market street, at 10:20 o’clock Saturday evening (December 9, 1911), following a brief illness due largely to the infirmities of old age. She had resided in her present residence for 46 years.

Her husband, the late Isaac Foutts, was founder of the Warner & Keffer pottery. She was married to him in 1856. For sometime after their marriage they resided on the Lisbon Road. In 1861, when the pottery, then known as the Foutts-Agner plant was built they removed to the city and built their home alongside it. She has steadily resided there ever since.

Mrs. Foutts was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McClure, of Brownsville, Pa. With other persons who moved into the Ohio Valley at that period, they came here on a raft. Then but three houses were to be found within what is now the corporate limits of the city. The family began a residence in a brick structure on the plot of ground on Second street on which now stands the Davidson opera house. There Mrs. Foutts was born.

Was Strongly Religious

During her entire life she was strongly religiously inclined ad prominent in church circles. She joined the Methodist Episcopal church when but 16 years of age. Later she transferred her allegiance to the First Presbyterian church of which she has long been a member. She belonged to the W. C. T. U. and a number of women missionary societies.

Liked Young People.

Though she advanced in years, she ever remained youthful. She liked the company of young people and enjoyed relating to them incidents that occurred during the earlier history of the city. She was ever cheerful. Even in her final moments she maintained an even disposition and regretted not the transition that awaited her in view of the fact that failing eyesight had interfered lately with her reading of the Bible, her favorite book, whole chapters of which she had long ago committed to memory.

The following children survive: Mrs. Florence Viney, of Fourth street; Mrs. Margaret Williams, of Pennsylvania avenue; Mrs. Charles Hawkins, of Market street; William Foutts, of Dresden avenue; all of this city, and Henry Foutts, of Kokomo, Ind. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. William Davidson, Mrs. Henry Thompson, Mitchell McClure, of this city, and AL Mclure, of Beaver Falls, Pa.

Interment at Riverview.

Funeral services over the remains will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Edwin Kirby, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, and Rev. E. M. McMillin, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will officiate. The interment will be made in Riverview cemetery.

The remains may be reviewed between the hours of 7 and 10 o’clock this evening.

Dudley Hawkins, her grandson, formerly of the Tribune staff, but who has been attending school in New York City, for several months, arrived home late last evening. He will remain over for the funeral.

Obseques of Late Aged Resident Occurred From Her Late Home.

Rev. E. M. McMillin, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Edwin Kirby, pastor of the First M. E. church, officiated a the funeral services over the remains of the late Mrs. Charlotte Foutts, held from the family home on South Market street at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

A vocal solo, “Face to Fact,: was rendered by Leonard Williams, and another, “Sweet Solemn Thought,” by Miss Mayma Goron. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.
Acting as pallbearers were eight of the grandsons, Will, Charles, Harry and John Foutts, Chris and Cassius Metsch, George Viney and Dudley Hawkins.

Among the relatives present from out of the city were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Foutts, of Kokomo, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Al McClure and daughter of Beaver Falls, Pa.; Mrs. Ralph Hall, of Detroit, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Webb, of Ravenna, O.; John Davidson, of Salem, O.; Harry Davidson of Sebring, O.; Miss Blanche Wilson, of Ohioville, Pa.; Mrs. Hays, of Smiths Ferry, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McClure of Wellsville, Ohio.