Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mary C. Byers - May 19, 1904

A fellow Byers researcher has sent me the following information:

Fields Creek Cemetery
Picture of Cemetery
Cemetery Map
Aka: Fields Church CemeteryT42, R26, S29 - Fields Creek Township245 NW 351 Rd, Henry County, Missouri

BYERS, Mary C. - b: Nov 22 1840 Ohio - d: May 19 1904 Clinton, Henry Co, MO - m: Oct 6 1861 to J. C. BYERS - ch: J. F. - 63Y - no marker - bur: Lot:002 Gr:01

BYERS, Mary C.
B: Nov 22 1840, Ohio
D: May 19 1904, Clinton, Henry Co, MO
Bur: Fields Creek Cemetery, Fields Creek Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton Missouri, May 21 1904 - Thursday morning, May 19, just before 2 o'clock, the spirit of Mrs. Mary C. Byers left this world of toil and suffering. For many weeks, she had been suffering from stomach troubles and complications. Born in Ohio Nov. 22, 1840; married J. C. Byers Oct. 6, 1861; three children, one daughter having preceded her mother to the better world some years ago. The two left are Mrs. M. F. Herring, route five, Clinton, and J. F. Byers near Chilhowee. With her husband and family, she came to Missouri 36 y ears ago, locating in Johnson, then in Henry. Some years ago, she moved to our city. Formerly a C. P., she had been in late years a devoted member of the Christian Church of Clinton. She had always striven to do her best but her life on earth is over. Funeral at the home in the northwest part of Clinton, with burial at Fields Creek.

What a find! Mary C. Byers is the mother of Sallie Alice Herring (Byers). I have Mary listed as Catherine. I'm wondering if Catherine is her middle name?

This also provides a name for Sallie's brothers, J. F. Byers.

It appears my ancestors have even deeper roots in Henry County, Missouri, than I realized. In Clinton, Missouri in particular!