Monday, August 31, 2009

Martha Ellen (Maze) Holloway 1876-1898

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.

Martha Ellen, wife of James Omer Holloway, and daughter of Sherd and Saphrona Maze, was born at the old homestead near Moab Post Office in Pulaski County, Missouri, January 23, 1876, married to Mr. James Omer Holloway, January 31, 1897, and died where she was born, January 8, 1898, aged 21 ys. 11 ms and 14 ds. (Her pet name was Della) A funeral discourse was preached by me at the Maze School House, July 24, 1898 at 11 a.m. from Phil. 1X23 using the hymns 447 and 293 in vocalist. She leaves Father, Mother, 2 brothers, 1 sister and 1 child. J. J. Watts

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