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Subject: Death: Grandma BUTCHER
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 17:13:39 -0400
The Harper Sentinel
April 27, 1916
Grandma Butcher Dies.
Mary Elizabeth JARRETT was born Feb. 15, 1838, near Alfont, Ind., removing when a child, with her parents to a farm near Elwood, Ind., she there grew to womanhood. At the age of twenty-six she was married to Wm. G. PICKENPAUG, and to them wre born Cora Elva and Wm. G. Jr.
She was left a widow Feb. 25, 1867, and two years later marrie to James G. BUTCHER to whom she born six other children: Zadie M., Otta L.(who died in infancy), Samuel H., John J., Bennie A., and Joseph M.
She was again left a widow Sept. 25, 1882. In early womanhood she was a member of the New Light church; but was baptized by Elder I.D. MOFFITT in 1890. Her departure from this life was taken from the home of her son-in-law, Matt HITTLE, near Helena, Ok., April 10, 1916.
The oldest of a family of nine, she leaves a brother and sister, only, and these reside in Indianapolis. Forsaking the old home in Madison county, Ind., she lived for six years near Burrton, Harvey county, Kan., thence removing to Harper, where she has since made her home.
A brief funeral service was held at the home of her son James. the solemn, helpful presence of a large concourse of descendents and neighbors spoke eloquently of the esteem in which she was held. She was buried in the Danville cemetery by her later husband's side.
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