Sunday, August 30, 2009

Elvira Naomi Ichord 1847-1892

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 1882-1912.

Mrs. Elvira Naomi, wife of William Alfred Ichord was born in Texas Co., MO, April 21st 1847, died in Piney Township, Pulaski Co., MO, Feb. 6th 1892, aged 44 ys. 9 ms. and 15 ds. A funeral sermon was preached at the Watts Lawn Cemetery from 1st Saml. 22 X 3 , Feb. 8th 1892 at 1 p.m. assisted by Rev. A Hendrix. Leaving a husband and 6 children.

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