Obituary of Mary 'Merge' Gatwood Tharp
February 24, 1940
The Rochester News Sentinel
Mrs. Mary M. Tharp, aged 90, widow of John W. Tharp, Civil war veteran, died at 8:30 o'clock, Friday evening at the home of her son, Albert Tharp, 2-1/2 miles northeast of Rochester.
The deceased had been ill for sometime. The deceased was born in Ross county, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1849, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah Gatwood. With her husband she moved to Fulton county to reside from Ohio 40 years ago. For many years the family lived on farms in Richland township. Mr. Tharp succumbed January 11, 1927.
Survivors are the son, Albert Tharp, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The rites will be held from the Bethlehem Baptist church at 1:30 Monday afternoon with Rev. H. Barnaby in charge. Burial will be made in the Citizens cemetery at Richland Center.