ONLY COUNTRY DOCTOR ON HORSEBACK OUT OF GALESBURG IN THE EARLY 1900's
Kenny Chesney - When I Close My Eyes
Jo Stafford and Gordon Macrae - Beyond the sunset
I'LL BE WAITING ON THE FAR SIDE BANKS OF JORDON - The Primitive Quartet
SERENADED BY ANGELS - KIRK TALLEY
Rebecca Catherine Borror Strahan Obituary published in the Thayer News, July 20, 1923
Rebecca Catherine Borror was born February 6, 1864, in Pendleton County, West Virginia. On Friday, July 13, 1923 God called her to him at the age of 59 years, 6 months and 2 days.
She moved to Ohio at age 18, and from there to Indiana where she was united to Charles S. Strahan June 26, 1886, at Farmland, Indiana. To this union were born six children, five of whom survive her: Mrs. Edna Trammel of Bartleville, Oklahoma, Mrs. May Locke, Mrs Bernice Hughes, Clay and Lela Strahan of Galesburg, Kansas, and little daughter of 3 years, Hazel, having gone before her on November 27, 1895.
She was christened in the Dunkard Church in West Virginia when a babe. In her youth she united with the United Brethren Church in Indiana and later transferred her membership to the Christian Church in Galesburg, in which she has continued until her death, a faithful and devoted Christian, knowing her God was with her and submitting to his will at all times.
Also she became an earnest member and worker in the Rebekah Degree of Odd Fellows, and believed most heartily in its principles and ideals. She held the office of Noble Grand at the time of her passing.
Mrs. Strahan was stricken with heart trouble in August 1922, and had been a patient sufferer ever since, being confined to her bed much of the time. The last ten weeks her suffering was intense and God alone gave her strength to endur the added affliction of cancer which came upon her at this time and resulted in her death. On Friday morning at 3:00 am the call which she has been awaiting for months came and found her ready and willing to gol. And she went peacefully to her Savior, telling her family that she was going to her Savior, the her sufferings were over and her crown awaited her.
She leaves husband, five children, eight grandchildren, three brothers and one sister to mourn her departure. She leaves her family a rich heritage of memories of her love, self-sacrifice and devotion, for her life was poured out lavishly in service upon her home. Motherhood was her crown. Surely it may be said of her as the Wise Man of old wrote of the perfect woman, "Her children shall rise up and call her blessed, her husband also and he praiseth her."
Funeral services were conducted from the Galesburg Christian Church by Dr. Kersey of Parsons and burial was made in Mt. Hope cemetery. The attendance at the funeral was among the largest ever held in Galesburg, attesting to the high esteem in which Mrs. Strahan was held by our people.
CARD OF THANKS "We take the method to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted and symapathized with us through the illness, death and burial of our darling wife and mother. Their kindness will never be forgotten."
Dr. C. S. Strahan and children
Two Teardrops Steve Wariner
Arthur Murray - The 3rd Man Theme
Arthur Murray - Mack the Knife
Arthur Murray Orchestra: Canadian Sunset
Arthur Murray - I got a Feelin' (Tonight's gonna be the big Night)
Arthur Murray - There's a small Hotel
101 STRINGS ORCHESTRA - EASTER PARADE
Arthur Murray - April in Portugal
Arthur Murray - Sentimental Journey
JERRY LEWIS'S SON, GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS - EVERYBODY LOVES A CLOWN
Herman's Hermits - There's a kind of hush
GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS FERRY 'CROSS THE MERSEY
Connie Smith - My Heart Was The Last One To Know
How Much Is That Doggie In The Window - Patti Page
ROSEMARY CLOONEY - HALF AS MUCH 1952
Johnny Mathis - What will my Mary Say
ROGER WILLIAMS - "Born Free" (1966)
Roarin' Twenties: California Ramblers - Sweet Georgia Brown, 1925
Roarin' Twenties: California
Top Songs of 1946
Top Songs of 1964
Top Songs of 1961
SEE THE SONGS FROM LOTS OF OTHER YEARS IN THE COLUMN ON THE RIGHT
1953 Ray Anthony - The Hokey Pokey - vocal Jo Ann Greer, Remember this at the Parsons Skating Rink
JERRY LEWIS'S SON, GARY LEWIS & THE PLAYBOYS - SURE GONNA MISS HER
Flash Cadillac And The Continental Kids - At The Hop