|Annie Lee Watson Peyton|
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|Birth: ||Jan. 16, 1894|
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 1925|
Fairfield Recorder, Fairfield Texas
Friday, September 11, 1925
TRIBUTE TO MEMORY OF MRS. FRANK B. PEYTON
Into life and into the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. WATSON of Fairfield came Annilee on the 16 day of Jan. 1894. In the boson of this large happy devoted family her young life matured and grew rich in the heritage of honored family
tradition and splendid training. Born to culture and trained in the love of helpfulness to humanity and personal attainments, she rapidly gave her self to the study and cultivation of the beautiful in life.
Beneath her gladdening smile with which she greeted all a heart of golden values extended its self to every worth while thing. School days in the old school house on the hill organized her thinking, aided in cementing the virtues she learned at home and gave rise to a dozen happy friendships that neither time nor death can erase. Annilee cultivated a taste for good reading and loved books,
art, poetry, and music for the inspiring sentiments to which they gave rise. In the very bloom of young womanhood she with many of the young friends accepted Christ as her savior and united with the Baptist Church. This faith and
beautiful trust in her saviors redeeming love soon proved its self in religious works and she gave unsparingly of her time and energy to teaching in the Sunday School and active participation in B. Y. P. U. Epworth Lee and other church
Here the writer can not refrain from personal reminiscences, for he remembered so pleasantly how carefully, patiently and affectively she taught his Sunday
School class when he was a small boy. A few years later she became a member of the Eastern Star Chapter. Her activities extended also to public school teaching and to this work she gave several years of her life.
In the happy years before she was twenty there sprang up a friendship between her and one who had already, in his quiet pleasant way, won the admiration of all who knew him. This friendship grew as happy friendships will until Annilee and Frank were sweet hearts indeed, and all their friends agreed and were glad over there lovely courtship. In July 1915 she received her engagement ring and we understand now the glad fervency with which in young peoples religious meetings they repeated in unison. The lord watch between me and thee when we are absent one from the other. A little more than a year after the engagement Miss Annilee Watson and Mr. Frank B. Peyton were united in marriage by Rev. D. A. Dickey with an impressive ring ceremony and a beautiful church wedding Aug. 15, 1916.
She who had so joyfully received the engagement ring now happily took the band of gold and understood full well its significants while she vowed more fervently with her heart than her lips could express. Till death do us part while he who loved her so in his heart and life's proposed said.
She is immortally my bride chance can not change my love not time and pear. In Fairfield among relatives and friends they built their home and love nest each separately and both together. Taken up the whole duties as man and wife, good neighbor and worthy citizen.
Into the home Frank Jr. was born on June 29, 1918 and Gertrude Annett on July 18, 1920. Father and Mother loving conspired to devote themselves to the love and care and proper rearing of these two children and it is here we see the glories of motherhood transfigured in the life of Annilee. Unsparing of her self she devotedly gave her help and encouragement to her husband and especially so in his trying and sorrowful year of 1920 when business prospects were worst than gloomy and death took his dear sister, Juanita.
It is no wonder we give all praise to wives and mothers who love with out reservation sacrifice to the utter most and lay lasting foundation for lovely manners and Christian citizenship in their children. Now strangely must come the
parting time when the best are betaken from us and shadows of sorrow and tribulations gather thick and furiously about us and we almost despair. In the mist of beautiful life when it seemed she was most needed Mrs. Peyton fell into
the last long sleep. Beautiful in life and daunted by fear of death she made the last great sacrifice and died with Christian fortitude. The blow was crushing and to her young husband and dear aged mother the clouds were to dark for a
silver lining. Faith in God and tender sympathy of their host of friends alone sustains them but they will continue with fortitude to bear up their great rugged cross and through face exchange it someday for a crown. The life of the young wife and mother is not lost but in eternity it shall continue to bloom while in the hearts and memories of her children and other loved ones her life shall continue as a sweet fragrance of spring flowers.
William Sanford Watson (1856 - 1937)
Lera Lake Watson (1861 - 1936)
Franklin Bailey Peyton (1890 - 1962)
Franklin Bailey Peyton (1918 - 1988)*
Created by: Harold N. Womble
Record added: May 09, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14232596
Harold N. Womble
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