Monday, August 31, 2009

Dora Alzonia Melvina (Bates) Delancy Hauptman 1878-1905

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.

Dora Alzonia Melvina Hauptman died 2 1/2 miles from Windsor Stutsman Co., North Dakota, Dec. 9th 1905, aged 27 ys., 8 ms., & 5 ds. Sister Dora was a daughter of the late George Bates and her mother now, sister Nancy M. Schaupp. She was born near Vest Post Office, now Clementine P.O., in Phelps Co., MO, April 4th 1878, married to Mr. (Samuel) George Morris Delancy, May 7th 1892, and unto them were born 5 children, 2 sons and 3 daughters: George Gilbert, Monroe Jackson, Bessie Gertrude, Annie May, Lydia Belle. Dec 2 8th 1903, she married to Mr. Henry Hauptman and moved with her family to North Dakota, where she committed suicide by taking strychnine & died in one hour. Her remains were brought to Arlington by train & to Hooker, arriving at her mother's home Sunday nigh t, and on Monday at __ o'clock a.m. I preached her funeral sermon at the Hooker School house from Ps. 34X19 after which she was buried in the Hooker Cemetery, Dec. 18th 1905 at 11 a.m. Relatives surviving, 5 children, husband, mother, 2 half brothers, Charles Bates, Oliver Rench & Stamford Davis.

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