Little Catherine died first at the age of 5, on Dec. 9, 1870. Four days later her one year old sister Mary Ann died. Their mother had died previously in childbirth with Mary Ann.
"Mary Ann d. Dec 13, 1870 age 1 yr, 2 mos, 2 daysA search for their death records shows that both little girls died of diptheria.
Catherine d. Dec. 9 1870 age 5 yrs, 7 mos, 16 days
Children of Thomas W. & Mary A. King"