|Birth: ||Jun. 6, 1858|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1930|
Van Buren County
71 years, 9 months, and 28 days.
Mrs. Melvira Barnett, daughter of David and Elizabeth Huggins, was born near Pearceville, Iowa on June 6, 1858, and after a prolonged illness died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Stott in Cantril, IA. She had reached the age of 71 years, 9 months and 28 days.
When a small girl she moved with her parents to a farm near Cantril where she lived until she was married. On December 23, 1875, she was married to Mark Hopkins Barnett, who proceded her in death on August 7, 1927.
Five children were born to this union. four sons and one daughter. Those left to mourn her passing are two sons. Harry H. and William H. Barnett, both of Memphis, Mo, one daughter, Mrs. Elsa Dell Stott of Cantril, Iowa: one sister, Mrs. Jane Nickols of Upton and one brother Alonzo of Portland, Oregon. Seven grandchildren and one great grand child.
Mrs. Barnett with her husband joined the Prairie View Methodist church in 1896 and afterward transferred their membership to the Methodist church at Cantril where they had retired. She was also a member of the Eastern Star No. 437, Cantril.
She resteth now. Nor more her breast
Heaves with its weary breath:
Pain sits no longer on the brow
Where lies the calm of death.
Sunk to her rest like a tired child.
She lies in slumber deep.
Soft folded in the arms of Him
Who "giveth his beloved sleep."
Funeral services were held at Prairie View. Wednesday afternoon In charge of her pastor, Rev. O. B. Rogers. Burial at Prairie View beside her husband. The Eastern Star had charge of the service at the grave. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.
David Alonso Huggans (1815 - 1897)
Mary Elizabeth Riley Huggans (1819 - 1918)
Mark Hopkins Barnett (1850 - 1927)*
Johnie D Barnett (1879 - 1880)*
William Herbert Barnett (1884 - 1961)*
Rudy Jay Barnett (1895 - 1896)*
Prairie View Cemetery
Created by: Patti Myers
Record added: May 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91041321