Monday, August 31, 2009

Wilford Elza McCowan 1900-1901

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.

Wilford Elza, son of Perry E. & Matilda Ellen McCown, born near Duke in Pulaski Co., MO, March 19th 1900, died at his grandfathers Mr. Robert Warren's near Duke, July 3d 1901 at 6-15 p.m., aged 1 yr, 3 ms & 14 ds. Of a family of 4 children, 2 still living, Malissa Jane and Nora Lavana McCown. Grandfather & grandmother Warren & Vitula McCown still living and 7 uncles & 7 aunts still living. Service at the house & at the grave July 4th at 3 p.m. on Thurs. and buried at the McCourtney grave yard. by J.J. Watts

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