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Edmonia Porter Lowry Watkins
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Birth: Aug. 11, 1872
Death: Feb. 10, 1897
McCracken County
Kentucky, USA


Sad Death of a Former Hopkinsville Girl,
at Paducah.

Mrs. Porter Lowry Watkins, the young and beautiful wife of Mr. Rush C. Watkins, died Wednesday afternoon at Paducah, of fever. She leaves an infant about two weeks old. Also a little girl about two years of age.

Mrs. Watkins was the only child of the late Mr. W. A. Lowry, who died at his home in this city a little more than a year ago.

She was married about three years ago to Mr. R. C. Watkins, who was then traveling freight agent of the N. N. & M. V., and now has a similar position with the Illinois Central road. She was barely out of her teens at the time of her marriage and had not reached her 23th birthday when she died. Her death is one of peculiar sadness and the bereaved husband and two motherless babes have the heartfelt sympathies of many friends.

Less than a year ago Mrs. Watkins came into possession of the handsome fortune left her by her deceased father, she was happily married and enjoying the best of health and the future appeared to be all brightness for her. Her husband was rapidly rising in his calling as a railroad man, and they had just begun housekeeping in their new home in Paducah, to which place they had but recently removed.

When the little boy arrived a few days ago, their cup of happiness seemed to be full to overflowing. The young mother dictated letters to her friends here telling of the event that brought joy to the hearts of the fond parents, but the next news was a sad summons to her step-mother to come at once, as a dangerous fever was threatening the life of Mrs. Watkins.

Mrs. Lowry hastened to her bedside Sunday and was with her when the end came three days later. All that love and care and medical skill could do was done for the sufferer, but gradually even the faintest hopes were crushed until all was over.

The body was brought to this city yesterday and the funeral services will be held at the family residence at 925 South Main Street at 10 O'clock this morning, and the interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery.

Hopkinsville Kentuckian
Fri. Feb. 12, 1897 pg. 1

Married Rush Clopton Watkins, June 7, 1894 in Christian County, Kentucky.
Family links: 
  William Adams Lowry (1842 - 1895)
  Arathusa Porter Lowry (1846 - 1877)
  Lowry Rush Watkins (1897 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Riverside Cemetery
Christian County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section D - Lot #62
Maintained by: Joe Craver -- KY Legionn...
Originally Created by: Mike H
Record added: May 09, 2012
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Edmonia Porter <i>Lowry</i> Watkins
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Edmonia Porter <i>Lowry</i> Watkins
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- Judy
 Added: Apr. 14, 2013
~ Rest In Peace ~
- Mike H
 Added: Apr. 13, 2013

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