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Matilda Jane Brown Otterman Jackson
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1844
Death: Jan. 28, 1933

Jane Brown, the daughter of John A. and Nancy Brown, was born in Daviess County, MO., April 2nd, 1844, and departed this life Jan. 28th, 1933, living to the ripe old age of 88 years, 9 months and 26 days. She lived all of her life in this part of the county with the exception of about 5 years that she spent in Iowa. Her father went to California in the Gold Rush in1849 and was never heard of. Her mother passed away in the year 1863 leaving a large family of children who were cared for by relatives and friends. She was married to Francis Marion Otterman on Sept. 27, 1868, and to this union three children were born,namely: Nancy Ellen, who died in infancy; William Henry, and Elijah Daniel, who survive her. Her husband passed away Aug. 5, 1878. She was married to Royal M. Jackson on Jan. 8th, 1882. Mr. Jackson passed away May 11th, 1912. After the death of her husband she made her home with her son, Henry and family, the greater part of the time, except for two years that she kept house for her son, Elijah, after the death of his wife.

She was a charter member of the Christian Church at Civil Bend and lived in that faith until her departure to be with the Lord. Often she made the expression that she was willing and ready to go, after having lived so long she realized that she had more beyond the vale than was left here where she had to go on enduring the pain of an old body nearly worn out. She was always ready to offer help in times of sickness and need. She leaves, besides her two sons and aged sister, Mrs. Nancy Frazier of Santa Rosa, MO., her two daughters-in-law, five grandchildren, namely: Voaville, Wilbur, Alberta and Vernon Otterman and Mrs. Francis Cornelius, and one great-grandchild, little Miss Marjorie Cornelius, whom she loved so dearly, besides many other relatives and friends.

"Tis hard to break the tender cord,when love has bound the heart;
Tis hard, too hard, to speak the words - We must forever part.
Dearest loved one, we must lay thee in the peaceful grave's embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished til we see thy heavenly face.
Call not back the dear departed, anchored safe where storms are o'er.
On the border land we left her, soon to meet and part no more.
When we leave this world of changes, when we leave this world of care,
We shall find our missing loved one in our Father's mansion fair."

The memorial services were conducted at the Civil Bend Christian Church, Sunday, Jan. 29 1933, at 2 p.m. by Frank R. Gillihan, of New Hampton, MO., and the body was laid to rest in the family lot in the cemetery near the church.

Obituary of Mrs. Royal M. Jackson from the Gallatin Democrat newspaper of Tuesday, January 31, 1933: 
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  Royal Montgomery Jackson (1819 - 1912)*
*Calculated relationship
Civil Bend Christian Cemetery
Daviess County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Sep 27, 2009
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Matilda Jane <i>Brown</i> Otterman Jackson
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