Obituary – Mrs. J. E. Toot
East Liverpool Tribune
Mrs. J. E. Toot, formerly of Yellow Creek township, died recently (July 1911) at her home in Clyde, Kansas. Her maiden name was Rebecca Margaret McGough, and she was born near Wellsville, on the well known McGough farm, April 4, 1854. She grew to womanhood there, and was untied in marriage with J. E. Toot, March 23, 1883. The young couple started for Kansas, soon after the wedding, and located in Clyde, where they have since resided. To this union were born four children, of whom two Misses Olive and Helen, are living at home. The other two are dead. Three sisters survive, Mrs. R. C. Vance, of Burgettstown, Pa., Mrs. Samuel Connell, and Mrs. John Mick of Wellsville, and one brother, James McGough, who lives on the old home farm near Wellsville. The enterprise, of Clyde, Kansas, in telling of Mrs. Toot’s life in Kansas pays her a touching tribute. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Clyde and the funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Stafford assisted by a friend of years, Rev. Moffat.
In her girlhood days Mrs. Toot was well known to many of the older families of Wellsville, as the McGough family resided there from pioneer days. She was related by marriage to Dr. J. E. Toot of this city.