|Birth: ||Oct. 4, 1861|
|Death: ||Jun. 14, 1924|
October 14, 1879 in Erath Co., Texas
THE TULIA HERALD, June 20, 1924
OBITUARY OF MRS. MARTHA ANN STEMBRIDGE DRURY
Mrs. Martha Ann Stembridge Drury, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stembridge, was born in Hill County, Texas, October 4, 1861. She died at her home in Tulia, Texas June 14, 1924. She lived two years, eight months and ten days beyond the three score mark.
She was married to Willis D. Drury in 1878. Fourteen children were born into this home, thirteen of them living and everyone present to pay the last respect to the mortal remains of the one who gave them being and who through the years has been their chiefest friend and counsellor. In addition to being a mother to these fourteen children she was a mother to a step-daughter who through (sic) is also present. It is said that this step-daughter loved her as dearly as an own mother and that Mrs. Drury loved her as tenderly as an own child. This is a compliment to both the mother and the daughter.
The deceased was the grandmother of forty seven children of whom forty one are living - four great-grand children. It is a tribute to the untiring zeal and love of a fond mother that these children and grand children and great grand children are all here present to look for the last time in this world at the lifeless form of their dearly beloved.
Our sister was converted in Commanche (sic) County, Texas, in 1902. She united with the Stag Creek Missionary Baptist church in the same year. She has remained a member of a Baptist church continuously, her membership at the time of her death being with the Tulia Baptist church.
Through her voice is hushed in death and her body shall soon be placed beneath the sod to await the morning of the resurrection of the redeemed of God, she will live ever on in the lives of her children and grand children and those who loved her and whom she loved.
B. C. Land
Pastor First Baptist Church, Tulia
Willis D. Drury (1848 - 1920)
Willis Hambrick Drury (1886 - 1953)*
Martha Ada Drury Riggs (1887 - 1965)*
Lucinda Drury Berry (1897 - 1976)*
Mary Lee Drury Ford (1899 - 1986)*
Johnie Floyd Drury (1901 - 1977)*
Wailes Cornelius Drury (1903 - 1967)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: Zoe
Record added: Feb 05, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24420892
My name is Diana Lynne (Drury)Merrill. I have been searching for my Drury roots for a long time and stumbled across this. I almosst cried when I saw it.I have never seen a picture of any of my daddys family. Now I have.Willie Drury,I believe next to the o...(Read more)|
Diana (Drury) Merrill
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Linda (Barnby) Hubbard
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