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 Mary Eliza <I>Tomlinson</I> Babcock

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Mary Eliza Tomlinson Babcock

  • Birth 12 Sep 1842 Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 26 Oct 1916 Ray County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Lawson, Ray County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Sec A, Row 42
  • Memorial ID 23902029

Married George W. Stockwell, Jr. 31/Jan/1861 at Ray Co., MO.
Married Richard W. Babcock 05/Apr/1881 at Ray Co., MO.

Per MO Death certificate #38556, burial 28/Oct/1916.
NOTE: Death certificate gives father's name as J. Tompkins; and birth as 08/Jul/1842 in VA; information given by son-in-law. Headstone has birth as 12/Sep/1842.

Mary E. Babcock, wife of Richard W. Babcock, died at her home northeast of town at eight o'clock last Thursday evening. The immediate cause of her death was pneumonia. She had been in feeble health for several months and was not strong enough to withstand the attack of pneumonia that came about a week before her death.
Mrs. Babcock was born in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, September 12th, 1842, and died October 26th, 1916, aged seventy-four, one month and fourteen days. She was married to G. W. Stockwell in 1860, and to them two children were born: Charles B. Stockwell, who lives near Mosby, Mo. and Auora (sic) Ann, who died in infancy.
After the death of Mr. Stockwell and in the year 1881 she was married to Richard W. Babcock, who survives her. Three children were born to them, two of whom, Louisa and Leonard, died when young. One daughter survives her, Hattie, wife of William D. Crowley, who lives near Lawson.
Besides her husband and children, she leaves three sisters, Mrs. Jane Stokes of Huntington Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Ella Bailey of Greenfield, Iowa; and Mrs. Belle Potter of Excelsior Springs, Mo.
For almost half a century Mrs. Babcock had been a member of the Christian Church, having united with that church at Pleasant View in 1867. She was a devout Christian woman and a devoted wife and mother.
During her long residence in this community she was admired and respected by a wide circle of neighbors and friends, who held her in high esteem as a faithful friend and a kind sympathetic neighbor.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C. F. Ward, were held at the Lawson Christian Church Saturday afternoon. The funeral was attended by a large number of relatives, neighbors and friends. Interment was in the Lawson Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 23902029
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Eliza Tomlinson Babcock (12 Sep 1842–26 Oct 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23902029, citing Lawson Cemetery, Lawson, Ray County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Leslie Harrison Wyman (contributor 46918631) .