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Charles William GITT

Cabool Cemetery
Texas County,
Missouri

Hattie
Jan 6, 1865 IL
Jan 6, 1929 Cabool, Texas, MO
Dau. of John & Emma (Gilbert) Van Orsdel

Charles
Jan 1, 1861 Abbottstown, Adams, PA
Jan 6, 1937 Cabool, Texas, MO

Gitt, Hattie Van Arsdel, born near Franklin Grove, Ill., Jan. 6, 1865, died Jan. 6, 1929. She with her parents moved near Marshalltown, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. While teaching in the public schools in Kansas she became acquainted with Bro. Chas. W. Gitt and they were married Nov. 24, 1887. In 1896 they moved to Birch Tree, Mo., remaining there two years, then moving to Cabool, where the remainder of her life was spent. This union was blessed with seven daughters, one having preceded her in childhood. She was converted in 1899 and united with the Church of the Brethren, remaining a loyal member until the end. She was anointed a few hours before she died. She was a very liberal giver toward the work of the church and Sunday-school, not only of her means but of her time, having taught a class in the Sunday-school for a number of years. Besides her children she leaves her husband, three brothers, four sisters and six grandchildren. Short services in the home and in the Cabool church by the undersigned. Interment in the Cabool cemetery. -- A.W. Adkins, Cabool, Mo.
[The Gospel Messenger, Mar 16, 1929]

Charles W. Gitt, was born in Abbotstown, Pa., Jan. 1, 1861, and died Jan. 6, 1937, at his home near Cabool, Mo., being 76 years and 6 days old. The first 17 years of his life were spent in Abbotstown, He then entered the Juannetta College in Huntington, Pa., always standing at the head of his class. He held several responsible positions in stores in York and Philadelphia, Pa. He also spent several years in and around Franklin Grove, Ill, working at the carpenter trade. In 1883 he located in Reno county, Kansas, where he owned and operated a farm. In 1895 he moved to Birch Tree, Mo., and in 1898 to Texas county, Mo., settling on a farm where the rest of his life was spent.
On Thanksgiving day, 1887, he was united in marriage to Miss Hattie Vanarsdale, who proceeded him in death eight years to the day. To this union seven daughters were born, one dying in infancy, the other six, who all reside in the vicinity except one, were with him in his last illness.
While in college he accepted Christ and united with the Brethren church, and ever stood loyal and true to all of its principles. Three days before his death he met for the last condition, when he called for the Elders of the church and was anointed according to James 5:13 to 16, and then expressed a strong desire to go on to that better world, fearing his day of usefulness was past, and that he might become a burden to his children.
He leaves to mourn his death, six daughters as follows: Mrs. Bessie Altis of Willow Springs, Mrs. Mable Altis of Midway, Mrs. Anna Barnett of Nevada, Mo. and Mrs. Augusta Hale, Mrs. Ruth Pennington and Mrs. Alma Bishop, all of Cabool; seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Mattie Hollinger of Bristow, Va., and a host of other relatives.
Thus closed the life of one who was ever ready to lend a helping hand to any one in need, and although he served the church of his choice for more than forty years in the ministry, his time otherwise, and also his means, were always freely and gladly given when and where needed. He was especially liberal in supporting all kinds of mission work and even though Bro. Gitt in person, is with us no more, his good advice, his wise council, his words of cheer, and his splendid influence will long linger in our hearts to help us over the rough places in the pathway of life. To the children and grandchildren we kindly urge, walk in the footsteps of father and mother and meet again on the other bright shore, where partings come no more. As we looked for the last time upon the face of him who slept, we fancied we could almost hear him uttering these words:
Farewell vain world, I'm going home,
The ways of Earth no more I'll roam.
There's something better further, on,
Come all ye loved ones and go along.
I've tried to fight well the battles of life.
I've tried to live above enmity and strife.
I've tried to honor and obey the voice of God,
And follow the path my Savior trod.
So farewell vain world, I'm going home,
The way of Earth no more I'll roam.
Come all ye loved ones and go with me.
In Glory we will happy be.
The funeral services were held in the Brethren church Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. A.W. Adkins in charge, and burial in the Cabool cemetery under the direction of Elliott funeral home.
[The Gospel Messenger, Feb 20, 1937]

Elder Charles W. Gitt was born in Abbottstown, Pa., Jan. 1, 1861, and died Jan. 6, 1937, at his home near Cabool, Mo. The first seventeen years of his life were spent in Abbottstown. He afterward entered Juniata College, always standing at the head of his class.
He held several responsible positions at York and Philadelphia, Pa. He also spent several years in and around Franklin Grove, Ill. In 1893 he located in Reno County, Kansas where he owned and operated a farm. In 1895 he moved to Missouri and in 1898 to Cabool, settling on a farm where the rest of his life was spent.
On Thanksgiving Day, 1897, he married Miss Hattie Vanarsdale of Marshalltown, Iowa, who preceded him eight years to the day. To this union were born seven daughters, one dying in infancy.
While in college he accepted Christ and united with the Church of the Brethren and ever stood loyal and true to all of its principles. He served the church in the ministry for over thirty years; he was elder of the Cabool congregation for several years. Three days before his death he called for the elders of the church and was anointed.
He lived a devoted Christian life and was held in high esteem by the church and the community in which he lived. Thus closed the life of one who was ever ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. His time and means were given gladly when and where needed. He was especially liberal in supporting mission work. His good advice, his wise counsel, his words of cheer and his good influence will linger in our hearts and minds and help us over the rough places in the pathway of life.
Surviving are six daughters, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and one sister. Funeral services in the Cabool church where he so long had lived and labored, by the pastor, Bro. A.W. Adkins, assisted by Bro. I.L. Harris. Interment in Cabool cemetery. - Mrs. A.W. Adkins, Cabool, Mo.

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