|Birth: ||Apr. 6, 1881|
|Death: ||Jul. 2, 1902|
Independence Daily Reporter
Wednesday, July 2, 1902
Alice E. DeMott
Seldom has The Reporter been called upon to chronicle an event more sad than the death of Mrs. Alice E. Demott, which occurred at 3 o'clock this morning.
Just eleven weeks ago today Alice E. Watt and Dr. Chester W. DeMott were united in marriage at the Methodist church. The occasion was a most joyous one. The bride had been a resident of this city for over five years and was admired and beloved by a wide circle of friends.
The groom, who had grown to manhood in our midst, respected by everyone, had finished a complete medical education and entered successfully upon the practice of his profession. The marriage had long been looked forward to and heartily approved by all of the friends of the young couple, who upon this happy occasion, from far and near, crowded the church, and extended their heartly congratulations to the bride and groom.
Their future seemed remarkably bright and the whole community rejoiced with them. But now all is changed and today the hearts of rejoicing friends are filled with sadness and sympathy.
For only a few weeks had Mr. and Mrs. DeMott occupied their own pleasant little home. On Tuesday forenoon of last week, while the happy wife was engaged in her household duties, she had occasion to place something in position at quite an elevation and stood on a box on a chair for that purpose. She fell striking the lower part of her stomach heavily against the foot board of an iron bed-stead.
She was alone at the time and probably was unconscious on the floor for awhile, but when her sister, Edna Watt, happened in a little later she found her lying on the sofa. It was feared that serious results might follow and every precaution was adopted, but no great alarm was felt until Friday night, when peritonitis developed. Doctor Davis and Surber were both called in consultation, but all of their skill was of no avail to save the precious life.
Mrs. DeMott had passed the age of 21 years only by 10 days when the union took place which death has now so rudely severed.
We cannot understand why this young life should be taken when the future seemed so hopeful and promised so much of happiness and usefulness; but we know that "He doeth all things well," and our sympathies go out to the stricken husband and the deeply sorrowing parents and brothers and sisters, who with a wide circle of friends, are called upon to suffer such heavy loss.
The funeral will take place at 4 p.m. from the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.M. Mason.
(transcribed by Judy Mayfield)
Guy Irvin Watt (1853 - 1905)
Eva Minetta Pomeroy Watt (1861 - 1907)
Chester Wilmot Demott (1875 - 1934)
Alice Elois Watt DeMott (1881 - 1902)
Edna Watt Weible (1887 - 1931)*
Mount Hope Cemetery
Plot: Section F 193-1
Created by: Judy Mayfield
Record added: Jun 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53983239