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Naoma Frances Merritt Durham
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1814
Kentucky, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1907
Randolph County
Missouri, USA

Wife of Milton P Durham

Daughter of John Merritt & Patsy Cook

Mrs. Maoma Durham
Newspaper: Moberly Daily Monitor
Date: 10/01/1907

THE COUNTY'S OLDEST WOMAN - Mrs. Naoma Durham, Aged 93 Years, Had Resided in Randolph County 78 Years
Mrs. Naoma Durham, an account of whose death was published in yesterday's Monitor exclusively, was perhaps the oldest woman in Randolph county and was without doubt the oldest resident. She was 93 years old and a native of Kentucky. She came to this county from that state in 1829 and for the past 78 years has resided constantly on the farm on which she then settled with her family and which was deeded to them by the government. Her husband died in 1886 on the farm where her death occurred yesterday morning, southwest of Jacksonville. Mrs. Durham was always a very strong, vigorous woman, working like a woman of half her age until three years ago, when she began failing and she has since been an invalid. For many years the deceased was a member of the Christian church, but in recent years she belonged to the Evangelic church. This noble woman is survived by five sons and one daughter, who are: M.S. Durham, of Clark; Wade and Jim Durham, of Jacksonville; Miss Lucretia Durham, of Jacksonville; Z.T. Durham, of Kirksville and M.F. Durham of Morrison, Colorado. The funeral will be held from the Christian church in Jacksonville tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Elder W. M. Featherston, of Moberly. With the interment of Mrs. Naoma Durham is recorded the passing of one of the county's landmarks and one of its grandest characters.

Moberly Daily Monitor October 1, 1907 
Family links: 
  Milton Palmer Durham (1803 - 1886)*
  Lucretia Nancy Durham Durham (1829 - 1911)*
  Patsy Durham Allin (1836 - 1874)*
  Joseph Allen Durham (1838 - 1908)*
  James "Milton" Durham (1842 - 1911)*
  Charlotte O Durham Large (1845 - 1888)*
  Marshall Scott Durham (1848 - 1931)*
  Zachary Taylor Durham (1850 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
McCanne Burying Ground
Macon County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Nancy Meadows
Record added: Dec 12, 2011
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Naoma Frances <i>Merritt</i> Durham
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Naoma Frances <i>Merritt</i> Durham
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Naoma Frances <i>Merritt</i> Durham
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