Tombstone Tuesday – February 19, 2019 – Sarah Kathryn Castor Hedger


Sarah Kathryn was the daughter of Howard and Ida (McDonald) Castor on August 4, 1907 in Hamilton County, Indiana. In the 1910 Federal Census, Howard and Ida had five children;  Clem (1898), Laurel (1901), Lois (1903), Mary (1905), Sarah Kathryn (1907). They lived in Noblesville, Indiana, Howard was a farmer.  By the 1920 Federal Census, Howard and Ida have added a son to their family, Mac born in 1913.

Sarah Kathryn, now known as Kathryn, married Harold Hedger on October 22, 1928 in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana. An Indiana birth certificate for Patty Ruann Hedger shows that she was born on March 14, 1929. She was premature and died on March 18, 1929. By the 1930 Federal Census, they have moved to Pendleton, Madiosn County, Indiana. Harold is a truck driver.

In the 1940 Federal Census, Kathryn and Harold are living in Wayne, Hamilton County, Indiana.  Harold lists his occupation as a laborer. They have no children. Kathryn is thirty two and Harold is thirty three. On May 16, 1942, Kathryn and Harold had a son, Stephan Mac Hedger.


Twenty four years ago today, Kathryn died in Vermont where she was living with her son, Stephen.  She is buried in the Prairie Baptist Cemetery next to her husband Harold and daughter Patty.


Rest in Peace, Kathryn!

Love, Jan

Kathryn is the wife of my second cousin twice removed.

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