As published in the Yellow Springs News on May 1, 1908:
Death of Mrs. Carlisle.
Mrs. Hester Carlisle passed to her rest on Sunday morning April 26, aged ninety-two years and one month.As was mentioned in the columns of this paper some weeks since she was then the oldest person living who had been born in the place.
Her birth occured (sic) in 1816 in a house which later became a part of the Yellow Springs House when it was made a hotel. Her father was twice married. She was a child of the first marriage, there were in all 19 children. She was the last survivor.
Robert Bachelor, her only own brother, was a well known business man of this place. He enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil war and was the first man killed from Miami township.
Mrs. Carlisle married at the age of 18, her husband being one year her senior. He has been dead for 12 years. They had nine children four of whom are dead. The sons living are Robert, George, William and Towne. The daughter is Mrs. Henry Confer of Selma. Mrs. Carlisle joined the Methodist church here in 1833, which was before the erection of the present building. The first M.E. church stood at the N.W. corner of Dayton and Corry streets. The corner now occupied by Mr. Alig. It was burned in 1895 with all the buildings on the triangle. She was at the time of her death its oldest.
She had been growing more feeble for sometime but her end was hastened from the effects of a fall which occured (sic) a few days before her death.