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Martha Ann "Mattie" Bethards
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1882
Catahoula Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1884
Catahoula Parish
Louisiana, USA

Alexandria Weekly Town Talk; 13 Sep 1884.

Died. - At White Sulphur Spring, La., on the evening of Sept. 10th 1884, Martha Ann Bethards, infant daughter of Mary A. and G.W. Bethards. "Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." Yes, little "Tootsie" is gone. She was a very smart child for her age. No one knew her but to love her. She had so many cute little ways that all noticed her. It is a solace to her parents to know that she is beyond pain and
in the bosom of her Savior. Farewell, little "Mattie," we hate to give you up, but "the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away."
She hath gone from our midst, and may God in his infinite goodness comfort the bereaved parents and friends, and a happy re-union await them in Heaven. Little "Mattie" was attended voluntarily by two eminent physicians, Dr. Wright and Fluett, of Columbia,La., who did all in thier power to restore her to health. To Miss Mary E. Lovelace and Judge Forsythe and family, her father and mother are under lasting obligations for kind attention to their little daughter.

"I asked a little child, her face
With angel light aglow,
How she obtained forgiving grace,
That I her joy might know.
A look she gave of sad surprise
That I should doubting be
While tear drops filled her wandering eyes
She answered: 'He loved me.'"

From Family History: There was flooding taking place at the time of her death. She was buried in the yard of her home until a later date when the water had gone and she could be removed to the cemetery.

Family links: 
  George Washington Bethards (1836 - 1902)
  Mary August Virginia Clark Bethards (1848 - 1925)
  Henry W. Bethard (1871 - 1957)*
  Samuel E. Bethards (1872 - 1874)*
  Mary Henrietta Bethards McGee (1874 - 1966)*
  Lee Davis Bethard (1876 - 1930)*
  Sallie Evaline Bethard Buatt (1879 - 1974)*
  Martha Ann Bethards (1882 - 1884)
  George Anna Bethards McGee (1886 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Whatley-LaCroix Cemetery
White Sulphur Springs
La Salle Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Billie
Record added: Mar 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34457706
Martha Ann Mattie Bethards
Added by: Billie
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