Submitted by: Susan Langheld
Death Notices from Newspaper in Cleveland, TN
1909-1911(from microfilm)


A SPLENDID WOMAN GONE

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Mayfield Answers Call of Death Angle Thursday Afternoon.

Thursday afternoon shortly before two o’clock the death summons came for Mrs. Elizabeth C. Mayfield, at the family home on Worth street, death being due to heart trouble. Mrs. Mayfield had been in poor health since last fall. In early winter she went to Florida in the hope to regain her health but to no avail. While in Florida this spring she had a severe spell of illness and for a while it was feared the end was near, but she rallied and was able to be brought home in April. For a time it was thought she would ultimately recover, but hope was soon shattered and the end came Thursday afternoon, as stated above. Mrs. Mayfield was a daughter of the late Elliot McConnell of Polk county, and was born March 15, 1842, and was, therefore, in the 68th year of her age at the time of her death. In 1861 on the third of October, she was married to the late Judge P.B. Mayfield, then a young rising lawyer of Benton. In 1867 the family came o Cleveland and since then have resided here. Eight children were born to Judge and Mrs. Mayfield, of whom five sons and a daughter survive their mother. The daughter is Mrs. John T. Rogers and the sons are Mesrss, James E., Edward, Percy B., Charles S., and Frank M. Mayfield. One son William died several years ago, being at the time of his 19th year, likewise a daughter, Miss Lillian aged 23, also preceded her mother to the grave several years ago. A granddaughter, Miss Carrie Rogers, is also a member of the surviving family, all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community. Deceased was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and was held in highest esteem by all who knew her.And to know her was to love her. No woman ever lived in Cleveland who had more devoted friends than had Mrs. Mayfield, and it is also true that no woman of more retiring manner and disposition ever resided in this city. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon and the Rev. R.L. Mason pastor of the Oak Street Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga will conduct it. (July 9, 1909 Cleveland Journal & Banner )