BITTS, ELIZA/Source: Alton Telegraph, February 12, 1885
From Bethalto – The funeral of Miss Eliza Bitts, a much-esteemed young lady, took place from her father’s residence three miles south of Bethalto, last Sunday. Her death was not a surprise to her friends, as she had been an invalid for many months, caused by consumption. Her age was 37 years. She was a Christian, and much esteemed by everyone who knew her. The remains were interred at the graveyard on her father’s farm [Bitts Family Cemetery]. She left behind a father, brother, and aged grandmother.