Monday, August 31, 2009

George Washington Maze 1864-1911

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.

George Washington Maze died by a falling tree, April 6th 1911. Tree fell at 5 p.m. & he died at 11 p.m., April 6th 1911, aged 46 ys., 3 ms., & 10 ds. A son of the late Sheridan Maze, of a family of 11 children, only 2 surviving: James R. Maze and Mrs. Nancy Ferrell. Buried on Friday, Apr. 7th 1911 at 3 p.m. at Dry Creek Cemetery after funeral service by J.J. Watts & The Modern Brotherhood of David.

27 December, 1864 - 6 April, 1911

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