Monday, August 31, 2009

Berthena Jane (Pruett) Bray d. July 22, 1905

This entry is from the J.J. Watts collection. John J. Watts hailed from Warren, Maine and moved to the northern Ozarks of Missouri sometime after the Civil War. He was a circuit-riding Baptist Minister and his territory covered Phelps, Pulaski, and Texas Counties and parts of Maries and Dent Counties. He established a cemetery, Watt’s Lawn, which is located 1 mile West of J Highway, near the Pulaski County-Phelps County line. This collection covers 1878-1912.
Berthena Jane Bray, wife of Willis G. Bray, died at Jeff Brays near Big Piney Post Office in Pulaski Co., MO, July 22d 1905 at 2 o'clock a.m., aged 23 ys, 6 ms, & 14days. She was a daughter of Randell L. & Mary Pruett who survives her, and of a family of 10 children, 9 surviving. Feb. 5th 1899 she was married to Willis G. Bray and unto them were born 2 children, both living. Member of the Baptist Ch. and died in full hopes of immortality. Funeral sermon at Watts Lawn Cemetery, July 23d 1905 at 3 p.m., Sun., from Isa. 48X10 after which our sister was laid to rest. J.J. Watts

1881 - 22 July, 1905

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