Monday, August 31, 2009

William Franklin Marlow 1871-1910

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.

William Franklin Marlow died in Big Piney April 13th 1910 at 10 o'clock p.m., aged 38 ys., 4 ms., & 19 ds. He was a son of Bro. James Gilbright and Sister Melvina A. Marlow and was born in Phelps Co., Nov. 24th 1871 and was of a family of 10 children, 8 living with father and mother. Nov. 26th 1891, he was united in marriage with sister Martha E. Mathis, a daughter of Enoch Solomon and Charlotte Mathis, and has a family of 8 children, 6 of whom with their mother survive him. Funeral sermon at Big Piney Cemetery Apr. 15th 1910 at 2 p.m.

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