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Mary Charlotte Colson Biggs
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1871
Death: Nov. 17, 1936


65Y 4M 16D
B/D: Henry Co MO.
Dau of Archibald Bethel Colson and Hannah Melissa Sevier

m1: Isaac N. Anderson
ch: Melissa Belle, Eugene, 2 infant sons

m2: C. C. "Tom" Clizer 1911
m3: Edward W. Biggs

b: Jul 1 1871, Henry Co, MO
d: Nov 17 1936, Henry Co, MO
bur: Nov 19 1936 Hopewell Cemetery, Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO
Clinton MO - Mrs. E. W. Biggs, a fine and public spirited woman, answered the summons of her Maker at 6 p.m. Tuesday. She had been ill for some time, a sufferer from a bad heart and a goiter, yet such was her interest in her friends and the things she loved to do that she was reluctant to acknowledge her poor health and often went beyond her strength. Such was the case last Wednesday, the day before her collapse, when she baked a fine devils food cake and brought a comfort and a choice quilt to the County Achievement Day display in the Clinton Christian church basement, among other fancy work items. Mrs. Biggs grew worse the last of the week and was unable to speak, although she was conscious until near the last. Her oldest brother, Dr. J. R. Colson, of Schell City, who came to her bedside Tuesday, said Mrs. Biggs had suffered a stroke. The end came easily. Mary Charlotte Colson was born July 1, 1871, the daughter of Archibald Bethel Colson, a native of Tennessee, then Kentucky, and Hannah Melissa Sevier, who were married during the war, lived for a short time in Clinton, then moved to what is known as the Colson homeplace, 13 miles west of Clinton. Here she and other members of their family were born and grew to adulthood, attending the Camp branch school, and learning fundamental lessons in thrift and industry that were invaluable assets to Mrs. Biggs as she assumed her place in the three homes her spirit blessed. She was first married to Isaac Anderson, whom death claimed in 1904. Two children survive the union, Mrs. Glenn Knaus of west of Clinton and Eugene Anderson of Pueblo, Colo.; four grandsons, Wilbur Eugene, Harold Edward, John Lewis and Donald Earle Knaus, and two granddaughters, Joanna and Shirley Mae. Later Mrs. Anderson became the wife of "Uncle Tom" (C. C.) Clizer of Montrose in 1911, following whose demise, she became in 1920, Mrs. E. W. Biggs. For a short time Mr. and Mrs. Biggs lived in Montrose, then on East Grand River street in Clinton until two years ago, when they returned to the part of the old Colson farm Mrs. Biggs had inherited. Mrs. Biggs was an unusually efficient woman, interested in her domestic duties, a fine cook and cheerful homemaker and a needle woman of great skill. At the Achievement day showing last Wednesday she won first prize on her appliqued quilt. She was clever at utilizing the materials at hand and a comfort made from yellow feed sacks was a most attractive piece of work. She told a friend at this display that she had made 150 quilts and given them to her friends, fellow Sunshine Club members, her nieces and nephews and other members of her family. For many years she was a member of the Woodman Circle, also belonged for a time to the B. & P. W. C. of Clinton, and was a member of the Presbyterian church in Clinton at the time of her death. She belonged to the Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian church as a girl and moved her membership to Montrose while living there. She also took an active part in the B. H. I. C. and was a valuable member. Mrs. Biggs was a good mother and devoted to her grandchildren, who always lived near her, a dominant, forceful character. The funeral will be Thursday at the Hopewell church. She is survived by her son and daughter above mentioned, her husband; sisters, Mrs. J. R. Angle of Clinton; Mrs. T. L. Crissman, near Fayetteville, Ark.; brothers, B. S. Colson, near Piper; R. P. Colson, Montrose, who is very ill, and Dr. J. R. Colson of Schell City. Mrs. J. R. Colson and son, Eugene, Mrs. Wilbur Colson and little daughter of Schell City, were at her bedside at the time of her death and for the funeral.
(obit from Henry Co. website, used with permission.)

death cert from Henry Co website:
BIGGS, Mary Charlotte COLSON ANDERSON CLIZER - 65Y 4M 16D married white female - born: Jul 1 1871 Henry Co, MO - died: Nov 17 1936 Walker Twp, Henry Co, MO - father: Arch Colson, born Kentucky - mother: H. M. Sevier, born Kentucky - spouse: Ed Biggs - informant: unsigned - cause: toxic ? - buried: Nov 19 1936 Hopewell Cemetery, Henry Co, MO - filed as: Mary C. Biggs, state file no: 41066
Family links: 
  Archibald Bethel Colson (1837 - 1906)
  Hanna Melissa Sevier Redford (1847 - 1931)
  Isaac N. Anderson (1862 - 1904)
  Infant Boy Anderson (1893 - 1893)*
  Infant Boy Anderson (1894 - 1894)*
  Melissa Belle Anderson Knaus (1895 - 1992)*
  John Robert Colson (1864 - 1945)*
  Martha Jane Colson Angle (1867 - 1949)*
  Susan Laura Colson Crissman (1869 - 1956)*
  Mary Charlotte Colson Biggs (1871 - 1936)
  Gertrude Colson Harness (1873 - 1931)*
  Bossie Seiver Colson (1875 - 1953)*
  Richard Preston Colson (1881 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Hopewell Cemetery
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: May 30, 2009
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