Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Mrs. Henry Flach

   Isabella Capling was born in the township of Northeast Hope, Province of Ontario, Can., Feb. 23, 1855. A few years later, her father moved to Southeast Hope with his family of small children, Isabella remained at home until the year 1873, when she was united in marriage to Henry Flach at which time she and her husband moved to a farm nearby, where they lived until the autumn of 1897 when they moved to Gladwin county, Mich. The farm at Oberlin on which they located was wild and unimproved, but through their faithful toil and work the splendid farm now to be seen was brought about. With the exception of a few years living in Gladwin city, they , put in all of their time on this farm. On the morning of Aug. 28, she was engaged in sealing fruit jars when through some unknown cause the sealing compound caught fire, igniting her clothing and but for the timely arrival of her husband she would have suffered death at that time. She received severe burns and although everything was done to alleviate her pain, she grew steadily weaker until death on Saturday morning, Sept. 12, relieved her of her suffering.

   On Sept. 14 at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Dean of the Free Methodist church of Gladwin conducted a short service at the house, after which the funeral procession went to the M. E. church in Gladwin city, where Rev. Dean conducted a full funeral service. The remains were taken to Highland cemetery for interment accompanied by a large number of relatives and friends.

   At the age of 25 she was happily converted to God and has been a faithful follower of Him and the old-time religion in which "she believed ever since. Her faith was unshaken, and the extreme pain which she was forced to bear was borne with patience and trust in her Savior. She has gone -to her reward. She has left a husband, three daughters and three sons—Mrs. Lizzie Markland of Portland, Oregon, Mrs. Emma Herlick of Stratford, Ontario, Mrs. Mae Kelly, Gladwin, Will of Shakespeare, Ontario, Robert of Grand Rapids and George on the farm at Oberlin, one son, Henry, having gone on before in June, 1923.

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Highland Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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