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Susan Walker Berry Bailey

  • Birth 8 Jan 1846 Hickman County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 3 Nov 1908 Durwood, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 13188435

Susan Walker Berry was the daughter of Isaac Newton BERRY and Sarah Ann ELLIS Berry. Through the Newton line, Susan was descended from two people who came to America on the "Mayflower": Isaac Allerton and Elder William Brewster, whose daughter Fear came over on the "Anne" in 1623 and married Isaac. Susan had two things that came over on the Mayflower, one of which was a salt cellar.

Susan and John Wesley Bailey married in 1862-63 in Ballard County, Kentucky (records burned). They had nine children, but three of them died in the 1890's. The "Daily Ardmoreite" published an obituary on her on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 1908, page 4. It read:

"Mrs. Susan Bailey, wife of John Bailey, of Durwood, entered into rest on November 1st, 1908, aged 65 years. She was born Berry and was a native of Kentucky, afterwards moving to Texas, whence she came to Oklahoma, then Indian territory. She was the mother of four daughters and two sons [note: who survived her], Messrs Will Berry [sic] of Ada, R. E. Bailey of Carnegie, Mesdames Munn Lanier of Ada, John Gardiner [sic] of McMillan, Carrol Newman and Lee McCoy, Ardmore.

"Mrs. Bailey had been in failing health for some time, but her final illness lasted about three weeks. Her end was that of a Christian, her last conscious words being, 'Lord, take me, I am ready.'

"As a wife and mother, Mrs. Bailey was a model. Hers was a most loving and affectionate family circle. Her feeble words of tenderness for the husband she was leaving after their long years of work and love together were touching in the extreme. Her last days were cheered by the devotion of her children and her large circle of friends, and she expressed deep appreciation of the kindness shown her, particularly by the lodge of Woodmen Circle to which some of her children belonged. These bore her remains to their last resting place as a guard of honor.

"It is well with this Mother in Israel now, and her beautiful life shall be a fragrant memory in the hearts of those who knew her best.

"With the simple ceremonies of the Baptist church, of which she had been a member since girlhood, her dust was committed unto dust at Rose Hill Cemetery. Her soul she had already committed unto Him who saved it."


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  • Added: 30 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13188435
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Walker Berry Bailey (8 Jan 1846–3 Nov 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13188435, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Valita (contributor 46822534) .