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 Prudence “Prudie” <I>Smalley</I> Barnett

Prudence “Prudie” Smalley Barnett

Illinois, USA
Death 18 Jun 1920 (aged 87)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Weimar, Colorado County, Texas, USA
Plot 100F, Lot # 051, Space 6
Memorial ID 29360029 · View Source
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Muchly Beloved. Ex-Resident of Our City Passes Away at Austin

Relatives here were notified Thursday night of last week that Mrs. Prudence Barnett, wIdow of the late Judge C. D. Barnett, had been stricken with paralysis, this being the third attack of this fatal complaint, and that the end was close at hand. Three hours later the spirit of this most estimable lady had gone unto its Creator. The remains were prepared for burial and shipped to this place Saturday morning, to be placed by the side of her beloved husband, who preceded her in death many years ago. The funeral took place at the Odd Fellows' Cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and was in charge of Rev. G. T. Hester, local Methodist minister, who was assisted. In the funeral. service by Rev. J. B. DeGarmo, the evangelist, and Rev. M. C. Eidson, local Baptist minister. The ceremony was witnessed by a large crowd of sympathizing friends of the family. The floral offerings were many and beautiful, the grave being completely hidden from view as they were placed on and about the mound which contained the mortal remains of this most estimable and popular lady.

A touching part of the funeral service was the personal tribute paid to deceased and her husband by Rev. Isaac Sellers, a life-long friend of the family, which tribute was both beautiful and touching.

Active pallbearers were Jno. C. Hubbard, Dr. C. G. Cook, Ben B. Holt, R. H. Yoder, A. J. Ratliff and R. L. Watson. Honorary pall bearers were T. A. Hill, W. P. Watson, J. W, Holt, E. F. Shortt, Geo. Herder, Sr., W. A Van Alstyne and Rev. Isaac Sellers.

Mrs. Prudence Barnett,nee Smalley, was born at Litchfleld, Ill., in November, 1842, and, with her parents, came to Texas when about four years old. The family first settled near Buffalo Bayou, in the Houston section. As a girl, Mrs. Barnett lived for awhile at Columbus, where she attended school. At the close of the civii war she was married to Charles D. Barnett, at Columbus. With her husband she lived in Columbus for awhile, and here their first and only child, a daughter, was born. The little girl baby was spared to them only for a brief while, dying at an early age. The couple then moved to LaGrange for a short time, then to their farm between Content and Oakland, and from there moved to Weimar and located, residing here for many years. In 1890 Judge Barnett was tendered the appointment of superintendent of the Confederate Home at Austin under Gov. Hogg, and the couple moved there, to remain four years, after which they returned to., Weimar, Judge Barnett's death following in 1895. Mrs. Barnett for the last fourteen years of her life made her home with her beloved niece, Mrs. S. E. Rosengren, nee Miss Prudie Taylor, In Austin, at whose home her death occurred.

Mrs. Barnett was a member of the Methodist Church from early girlhood, was also a member of the Eastern Star, as well as numerous civic organizations, and in her early days was an active worker in every movement tending to the advancement and good of the community In which she lived. She was one of the most popular ladies that ever lived in this place. Her heart and sympathies were always with those in distress, and her deeds of charity were as numerous as the sands of the seashore. Kind-hearted, sympathetic, true as steel to her friends, of cheerful disposition, she was ever a welcome visitor in the homes of the community. Her death is deeply and sincerely deplored by a large circle of friends throughout this section.

She leaves a sister, Mrs. Dorcas Newman of Morgan, Texas, brother, Andrew Smalley of Port Arthur, and two nieces, Mrs. S. E. Rosengren of Austin and Mrs. John H. Brooks of this city.

The Mercury tenders Its heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved ones,

Weimar Mercury, June 25, 1920, page 1

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Prudence “Prudie” Smalley Barnett (7 Nov 1832–18 Jun 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29360029, citing Weimar Masonic Cemetery, Weimar, Colorado County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Carol (contributor 46859893) .