|Birth: ||Oct. 24, 1858|
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1933|
OBITUARY - Mrs. Martha Barrows Died at Ellis Hospital
Leaves A Host of Relatives And Friends To Mourn Her Death
Martha A. Hooker was born near Scottsville in Sullivan County, Missouri, October 24, 1858, and rounded out her long and useful life but a few miles from the place of her birth. On June 29 she was taken to the Ellis Hospital in Kirksville, from her home in Browning by loved ones in hopes that her stay among them might be prolonged, and where she departed this life July 2nd 1933, at the age of 74 years, 8 months and 8 days.
She was married to Granville A. Barrows, December 5, 1883, and to this union were born eight children, all of whom are left to mourn her passing, excepting Zenus R. who died in infancy. The others are Mae Hubbard of Hale, Ben H. of Purdin, Dora A. Atkins, Veda V. Warren, Gladys Myers, George L. and Irvin R. all of Browning. At the time of her marriage to Granville A. Barrows he had three small sons, whom she reared to manhood, giving them the same loving care that she did her own. They are Everett of Coulee City, Wash., Marvin of Browning, and Fred of Ness City, Kansas. She is also survived by two sisters, Mary Liza Jacobs and Mada Galliger and four brothers John, Jerry, George and Mark all of Lineville, Iowa, excepting John of the home address. There are also thirty grandchildren and five great grandchildren for she claimed them all as hers, whether they belonged to the stepsons or her own. She also helped to rear her grandson, Duane Myers and so her years were always spent in loving ministrations to others.
United with the Methodist E. church at an early age she always took a great interest in the work of her church and a great comfort in her faith in God and his goodness. A wonderful mother and a kind considerate neighbor, nothing was ever to great an effort in her faith in God and His of those she loved, while ever upon her life was a gentle reminder for them to seek the better things of this life and to be prepared for the life hereafter. Her teachings and example should act as a guiding star for others to follow, as her last admonition to her loved ones was to meet her over there. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Clay of Bosworth, at the M. E. church. She was laid to rest in the Hoover cemetery beside her husband, who preceeded (sic) her to the Great Beyond on May 10, 1922. Loving hands bore her to her final resting place, as her three sons, one stepson and two grandsons acted as pall bearers. The beautiful flowers were a mute tribute of the high esteem in which she was held as were also the many acts of kindness by friends and neighbors.
I cannot say and I will not say
That she is dead; She's just away!
With a cheery smile, and a wave of her hand
She has wandered into an unknown land.
And left us dreaming how very fair.
It needs must be, since she lingers there.
And you, Oh you who the wildest yearn
For the old time step and the glad return.
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of There, as the love of here,
Think of her as the same, I say
She is not dead __ She's just away.
Source: Unknown Newspaper
MO DC# 22201
John Beckett Hooker (1837 - 1917)
Margaret Rebecca Hatcher Hooker (1839 - 1910)
Granville Adolphus Barrows (1849 - 1922)
Zenus Ross Barrows (____ - 1886)*
Ella Mae Barrows Hubbard (1884 - 1959)*
Benjamin Harrison Barrows (1888 - 1948)*
Veda Virginia Barrows Warren (1891 - 1976)*
Margaret Gladys Barrows Myers Peterson (1894 - 1947)*
Ervin Ray Barrows (1900 - 1953)*
Martha Ann Hooker Barrows (1858 - 1933)
John Thomas Hooker (1861 - 1951)*
Clara Florence Hooker (1871 - 1893)*
George Hatcher Hooker (1876 - 1939)*
Created by: David J. Hooker
Record added: Dec 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17220553