Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ruth Gardner 1894-1896

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 1882-1912.

Ruth, daughter of Samuel B. and Ollie Gardner was born in Miller County, MO, September 25, 1894. Died in Piney Township, Pulaski County, MO, June 14, 1896 at 7:30 p.m., aged 1 yr, 8 ms and 19ds. Singing, reading scripture, remarks and prayer at the house and singing and benediction at the Bayou Grave Yard by J. J. Watts, June 25, 1896 at 6 p.m. - Father, Mother, one sister and one brother survive.

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