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March 8, 1956.

Page 6. Obituary - Mellie Hazen Deubler was born near Sandusky, Ohio, February 9, 1862, and died Tuesday, February 21, 1956 in the family home at the age of 94 years and 12 days.

Afflicted most of her early years with bad eyesight she attended the Ohio school for the blind at Columbus. Early in her life she became a Christian, was baptized and served the Master with all her heart and soul until she was called home to receive her crown of glory.

She came to Comanche county, Kansas in the early 1800's. On Sept 28, 1887, she was united in marriage to John Deubler. This happy union lasted 68 years. In the eventful years that followed, John and Mellie settled near Seiling, during the opening of the Cheyenne-Arapaho reservation in 1892 with their home becoming the center of a happy social and religious life. To this union were born three sons and two daughters. One son Joe preceded his mother in death.

Mother Deubler's life was long, useful and touched many fields of endeavor. She knew and aided Carrie Nation before she left Seiling to begin her famous career. She wrote many poems and articles for Dennis Flynn who was an Oklahoma Territory delegate.

In late life, blinded and suffering rheumatism she wrote and published "Pioneer Days in Oklahoma." She was a poetess of unusual ability, her verse covering many and varied things, often touching the beautiful and sublime. In her poem "Married September 28, 1887" will be found the sum total of her lifetime Christian way of life.

Survivors are her husband, John, two sons, L. E. Deubler, Neosho, Mo.; Fred, Seiling; two daughters, Mrs. Meda Stanley, Coffeeville, Kansas, and Mrs. Martha Rowland, Oklahoma City; 11 grandchildren who were present, and 26 great grandchildren besides a host of relatives and friends.