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Martha J. "Grandma" Gilliland Abernathy
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Birth: Sep., 1838
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1925
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA

She is listed in the book, "Cape Girardeau County Missouri Cemeteries" page 171, McLain Chapel Cemetery; ABERNATHY, Martha, died 8 Jul 1925, 70y (n.s. no stone)

The Southeast Missourian
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
July 28, 1925 page 8
Death today ended the suffering of "Grandma" Abernathy, aged inmate of the Cape Girardeau County Home, who passed away there early this morning after being in a helpless condition several months.
Stricken with paralysis on July 2, "Grandma," as she was known to the inmates and hundreds who visited the home, had been confined to bed and unable to move. Despite her condition she remained cheerful and happy and her presence all the time added to the comfort of the other inmates.
"Grandma" had been an inmate of the home for several years, but two years ago was taken away by relatives in Bollinger county.Early this spring,however, she was brought back and remained there until her death. She was 86 years old.
Simple funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the County Home and interment will be in the cemetery there. 
Family links: 
  Hiram Alexander Gilliland (1799 - 1856)
  Sarah Martha Willa Seely Gilliland (1800 - 1842)
  Levi S. Abernathy (1834 - 1890)*
  Ezekial Green Gilliland (1821 - 1870)**
  John Alexander Gilliland (1823 - 1893)**
  Samuel H. Gilliland (1828 - 1858)**
  Edward Jackson Gilliland (1831 - 1899)*
  Josephus Clarke Gilliland (1833 - 1904)*
  Nelson Henry Gilliland (1836 - 1913)*
  Martha J. Gilliland Abernathy (1838 - 1925)
  Emily Matilda Gilliland Randol (1842 - 1925)*
  Frances Ann Gilliland Devenport (1845 - 1877)**
  Mary S. Gilliland Short (1849 - 1882)**
*Calculated relationship
County Farm Cemetery
Cape Girardeau
Cape Girardeau County
Missouri, USA
Created by: brenda joyce
Record added: Sep 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41687383
Martha J. Grandma <i>Gilliland</i> Abernathy
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- Randy G Randol
 Added: Jul. 18, 2015
Hi, my name is Brandy Dauby and I'm from St. Louis, Mo. Martha was the daughter of Hiram Gilliland and I'm related to her brother Edward Gilliland. I would love to find family and share photos and
- Brandy Dauby
 Added: Aug. 6, 2011

- brenda joyce
 Added: Sep. 7, 2009

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