Sunday, August 30, 2009

Stella Cordelia Elkins 1895-1896

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.

Stella Cordelia Elkins, daughter of James M. and Rebecca Elkins, was born in Piney Township, Pulaski County, MO, July 15, 1895 and died at the same place, Aug. 5, 1896, aged 1 yr, and 20 days. A funeral sermon was preached by me at the Ellsworth Church Oct. 11, 1896 at 1 p.m., Sunday, from the text found in Rev. 7X9. Father and Mother and his 7 children survive, and Grand father G.W. Shaw. J. J. Watts

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