Monday, August 31, 2009

Elizabeth Ellen (McMakin) Hoss 1849-1902

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.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen H. beloved wife of Mr. David A. Hoss and daughter of Mr. Thomas H. and the late Lucinda J. McMakin, born in Hampshire Co., West Virginia, Dec. 17th 1849 and died near Hooker Post Office in Pulaski Co., MO, April 16th 1902 at 11 o'clock & 50 minutes p.m., aged 52 ys, 3 ms, & 29 ds. She was of a family of 5 children, she being the oldest, namely: John, Nancy, Susan, and Clay McMakin, 3 of whom, survive her. Namely: John & Clay & Mrs. Nancy Clements who resides in Douglas Co., Oregon. Sept. 8th 1869 she was united in marriage in Hampshire Co, West VA., to Mr. David A. Hoss, who survives her and unto them were born 3 children, two of whom survive: Mrs. Viola L. Dell and Mr. Wm. T. Hoss. Sally A. Hoss died Aug. 9th 1877, aged 2 ys, 7 ms,& 2 ds. Came to MO in fall of 1870, went back in 1875, came back again in 1881 & since resided here. Buried at Pisgah Ch. Cemetery Apr. 18th 1902 at 2 p.m. Sermon from Psalms, 35X14 at 1 p.m. Hymns No. 185 & 158, Watts book, after which all that was mortal of Mrs. Hoss was lain to rest.

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