Monday, August 31, 2009

Pearlie May Keeton March 14 - April 7, 1902

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.

Pearlie May, daughter of Wm. Lenox and Sarah Keeton born in Piney T. March 14th 1902, died there Apr. 7th 1902 at 4 p.m., aged 24 days, buried at Watts Lawn Cemetery, April 8th 1902 at 5 p.m., Tues. Service of song & prayer at the grave by J.J. Watts Song No. page 8. " Alas! how changed that lovely flower"

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