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 Nellie L. <I>Meeks</I> Spray

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Nellie L. Meeks Spray

Birth
Death 4 Mar 1905 (aged 17)
Burial Sullivan County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 62455822 View Source

January 7, 1904 Milan Standard:
A. R. Spray and Nellie E. Meeks of Morris Twp.were united in the Holy bonds of matrimony in Milan,Mo. by Esquire Emberton.Nellie was the daughter of Gus Meeks and the sole survivor of the Meeks' Murder.

March 4, 1905 Milan Standard:

Nellie Meeks Spray,the last surviving member of the Gus Meeks family,and wife of Albert Spray,died from childbirth.

Submitted by Find A Grave contributor Joanne Scobee Morgan

Monroe City Democrat (Monroe City, Mo.) May 14, 1908

Mrs. Nellie Meeks-Spray died near Bute, this county, March the 3 rd, 1905 and was buried at the Rose Hill cemetery. She was 19 years of age and had been married a little over a year, her husband being Albert Spray of this county. Mrs. Spray died of child birth and the baby, a daughter is still living and is being cared for by Grandma Meeks.

The Smithville Herald, Smithville, Mo. 12-10-1908:
Miss Nellie Meeks, sole survivor of the Meeks family, which was murdered in 1895 near Milan, Mo., by the Taylor boys, is now the bride of Rufus Richardson of El Reno, Okla. Miss Meeks was 9 years old at the time her father, mother, brothers and sisters were killed by the murderous Taylors. She was knocked on the head with an axe, but survived to tell the horrible story and see one of the murderers hanged. Both the brothers were convicted and sentenced to be hanged, but one of them escaped from the Carroll county (Mo.) jail and was never captured.

Contributor: John Stoutimore (47701677)


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Monroe City Democrat (Monroe City, Mo.) May 14, 1908
Mrs. Nellie Meeks-Spray died near Bute, this county, March the 3 rd, 1905 and was buried at the Rose Hill cemetery. She was 19 years of age and had been married a little over a year, her husband being Albert Spray of this county. Mrs. Spray died of child birth and the baby, a daughter is still living and is being cared for by Grandma Meeks.


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