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Katherine Elizabeth Cadwallader

Katherine Elizabeth Cadwallader 1880 - 1961

Katherine Elizabeth Cadwallader grew up in the family home at 250 Center St. in Milton, PA, the sixth of eight children of Albert and Anna (Supplee) Cadwallader. In 1903 she married Charles Norman Rife, a druggist and owner of an apothecary in Philadelphia.

In addition to raising four children of their own, the Rife family assumed temporary guardianship of the orphaned children of Katherine's sister Gertrude, who died in 1909.