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Caroline Syson
1873 - 1945
 
Hartt
Caroline, Henry, Samuel Jr., Samuel H.A., Jonathan, Samuel, Isaac
Stettler Hospital on June 4, 1945 at the age of 71 yrs, 10 months and ll days. She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Henry Hartt. She was born on July 14, 1873, at Jacksontown, New Brunswick, Canada. Her early education was received at Jacksontown, New Brunswick. She was a gold medallist from the Woodstock Grammar School in 1892 and in 1894 she graduated from St. Martinís Union Baptist Seminary. After attending Normal School at Fredericton, N.B., she taught school a number of years in New Brunswick before coming west in 1903. She took another Normal School course at Regina, Sask. and then taught different schools in central and southern Alberta. Caroline Syson was the First Pilot Knob Teacher and she passed away at the St. Martin's Union Baptist Seminary. After attending Normal School at Fredericton, N.B., she taught school a number of years in New Brunswick before coming west in 1903. She took another Normal School course at Regina, Sask. and then taught different schools in central and southern Alberta. She was married to R.M. Syson in the year 1907 and came to Stettler where she was the first teacher at the Pilot Knob and Up-to-Date schools and one of the first at Wild Rose School. She was a charter member of the Stettler Baptist Church and took an active interest in community life. She leaves to mourn her loss, besides her husband, one daughter Florence (Mrs. Donald Clark), of Stettler; step-son Thurston, one sister, Mrs. William Hazen of Boston, Mass. one brother B.J. Hartt of Woodstock, New Brunswick; and two grandchildren, Carole Clark and Kenneth Syson. The funeral service was held in the Stettler Baptist Church on Wednesday, June 6 at 2 P.M. with Rev. E. A. Backlin officiating and Rev. Pinder assisting. Pallbearers were Messrs. B. Webb, J. Bender, F. Seymour, C. Haring, and C. Shepherd. Many beautiful floral tributes testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held by her many friends in Stettler and surrounding district. (Caroline Hartt Syson wrote several journals; Carole Dick transcribed one journal starting in 1888.)
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