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Martha Catherine Williams Bemis

California, Moniteau County, Missouri, USA
Death 9 Jul 1926 (aged 82–83)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 101362065 · View Source
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Martha had 3 husband's:

William S. Minter (1834-___).
William H. Houk (1830-1886).
Mr. Bemis

Her children: (Minter)

Mary C. Minter (1861-__).
Armida F, Minter (1862-___).
Benjamin P. Minter (1862-1928).
Francis Minter (1865-___).
Robert H. Minter (1868-1930).
Nancy "Jennie" Jane (Minter) Arnold
William Minter (1874-___).
Woodford Minter (1878-___).

Her parents:

William Williams (1814-1892).
Martha Catherine (Murray) Williams (1818-1879).

The death certificate indicates that she was born 6 Mar. 1851, and that she was age 75 yrs 4 mo 3 da when she died. The newspaper notice records her age as 83 years at the time of her death, thus indicating her birth in ca 1843. That birth agrees with available census records.
Henry Co., Mo.

1880 census: Martha C. Houk age 38;
1900 census: Martha Beamis age 57; born Jan. 1843
Slight Hope for Woman Who Fell From Porch
Slight home was held last night by physicians in general hospital for the recovery of Mrs. Martha Bemis, 83 years old, who was injured Monday night when she fell from the front porch at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. R. Jones, 708 Troost avenue. In addition to bruises and cuts, further examination yesterday revealed a probable puncture of the right lung. (unidentified newspaper clipping)

(MO Death Certificate 22440)

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  • Maintained by: Karen Koetting-Howard
  • Originally Created by: Jay
  • Added: 27 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101362065
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Catherine Williams Bemis (1843–9 Jul 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101362065, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Karen Koetting-Howard (contributor 47695249) .