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Martha Jemima Birdwell Tucker
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1859
Carroll County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1899
Archer County
Texas, USA

Husband: Haywood Tucker, b. 11/21/1856, Carroll Co., TN; d. 9/17/1938, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX; m. 1/29/1888, Carroll Co., TN.

Ernest, Era Priscilla, Floyd, Rhoda Jemima, Gussie Paige, and Eula Naomi.

On Saturday, September 23, 1899, Mrs. Martha Tucker, wife of Haywood Tucker, of Archer County, Texas, died of consumption, after an illness of several months. On Sunday, in the Riverside Cemetery at Wichita Falls, Texas, the remains were laid to rest by the side of her sister, Mrs. Cary, who preceded her only about eighteen months. Mrs. Tucker was born and reared in Carroll County, Tenn. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Birdwell, and was born on November 13, 1859, being thirty-nine years, ten months, and eleven days old. God, who does all things best, saw fit to sever the silver cords of mortality and take her to a purer and holier atmosphere, where all is peace, joy, and rest. She professed faith in Christ and joined the Missionary Baptist Church at Holly Springs, Tenn., when about fourteen years of age. She leaves a husband, five little girls, two stepdaughters, an aged father and mother, three sisters, and three brothers. In addition to her immediate family, her parents, one sister, and one brother were at her bedside to mourn her departure. She was married on January 29, 1887, to Haywood Tucker, and moved to Texas in 1890, after which she joined the Christian Church at Wichita Falls, Texas, to be with her husband. She lived a true and devoted Christian. She was conscious to the last, called her little girls to her bedside, and told them to be good girls, and said to her husband: "You will have a hard time rearing so many little girls." A few minutes before she died she took the hands of all that were present and bade them good-by. In her native State are many relatives and friends whose hearts are saddened by the news of her death; but they should be comforted by the assurance which her life affords, that our loss is her eternal gain. She was a loving mother and wife, a dutiful daughter, and a kind sister. Amid the tears of the bereaved ones, may they look heavenward and rejoice in the hope of a happy reunion with their loved one in the home of the blessed.

Gospel Advocate, November 30, 1899, page 762. (A Church of Christ Publication.)

Obituary courtesy of Patricia:
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  William Page Birdwell (1828 - 1909)
  Haywood Tucker (1856 - 1938)*
  Era Priscilla Tucker Baber (1890 - 1975)*
  Floyd Tucker Bevering (1891 - 1932)*
  Rhoda Jemima Tucker Gaston (1893 - 1975)*
  Gussie Paige Tucker Hellums (1895 - 1983)*
  Eula Naomi Tucker Curington (1898 - 1989)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Wichita Falls
Wichita County
Texas, USA
Created by: Robert W. Curington
Record added: Jan 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46854087
Martha Jemima <i>Birdwell</i> Tucker
Added by: Robert W. Curington
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