Monday, August 31, 2009

Lena May Whitaker 1844-1908

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.

Lena May Whitaker, wife of Bro. John J. Whitaker and daughter of Johna F. Knapp, died at W.M. Whitaker's home near Relfe, Sept. 13th 1908 a.m., aged 24 ys, 3 ms., & 20 ds. Leaving 4 children, husband, 1 own sister & 6 half bros. & sis., father, step mother. Burial service at the Watts Lawn Cemetery by J.J. Watts on Mon. Sept. 14th 1908 at 3 p.m.

23 May, 1844 - 13 September, 1908

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