Monday, August 31, 2009

Eva Zylpha Delilah Keeney 1907-1909

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.

Eva Zylpha Delilah Keeney, daughter of Abner Martin & Frances E. Keeney, died at the old Ham Lawson farm on Spring Creek, between Relfe & Pillman's, May 13th 1909 at 1 o'clock a.m., aged 1 yr., 7 ms., & 25 ds. Of a family of 7 children, 6 surviving, with father & mother. Her death was caused by sucking a piece of bread down her wind pipe, buried at Watts Lawn Cemetery, May 14th 1909 at 12 noon after a sermon by J.J. Watts from Psalms 34X19, Hymns 90=145=8 & 34 1/2.

18 November, 1907 - 13 May, 1909

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