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 Mary Mollie Hester <I>Clopton</I> Bartlett

Mary "Mollie" Hester Clopton Bartlett

Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Death 26 Jan 1924 (aged 73)
Rice, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Burial Rice, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Plot Section B
Memorial ID 7631109 · View Source
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Mrs. Bartlett, One of Oldest Residents, Dies
Mrs. Mollie H. Bartlett, age 77, wife of the late J. M. Bartlett, died at her home here Thursday night [January 26, 1928] at 10:30 o'clock following a week's illness. Mrs. Bartlett had been in failing health for the past few months, but her condition was not considered serious until about a week preceding her death.

Mollie H. Clopton was born at Murphreesboro, Tenn., Nov. 28, 1850, being 77 years and two months old at the time of her death. She came with her parents to Texas in early childhood and settled at Chatfield, then the most important town in this section of the country. On March 20, 1872, she was married to J. M. Bartlett, and a short time afterwards they moved to a farm near Rice where Mr. Bartlett engaged in livestock raising, the gin business and various other enterprises. About forty years ago they moved to Rice where they resided continuously until their deaths. Mr. Bartlett preceded his wife to the grave by nearly six years, having died here in July 1922.

Mrs. Bartlett was a consecrated member of the Methodist Church, having professed religion and united with the Church in early childhood. In her earlier days she was an active church worker, but in her latter years, when declining years had overtaken her, her favorite pastime was reading the Bible and silently communing with her God.

Mrs. Bartlett belonged to that rapidly vanishing type of old Southern womanhood. She was kind, gentle and cultured, and above all, she was devoted to her home and to those whom it was her duty to care for. She was unselfish and generous in all things. Her chief life's work was in making those about her happy and cheerful. The memory of her deeds will live long after she has passed out.

Mrs. Bartlett was the mother of seven children, four boys and three girls, all of whom survive. They are B. C. Bartlett, W. D. Bartlett, Mrs. W. S. Parker, H. C. Bartlett, Mrs. W. R. Smith, R. F. Bartlett, of Rice, and Mrs. R. C. Norwood of Ennis [Benjamin Clopton Bartlett, Will D. Bartlett, Mary Parker, Hiram Callaway Bartlett, Addie Smith, Roger Frost Bartlett, Jessie Norwood]. There are 22 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Smith, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock and were conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. H. Bowman, with Rev. W. H. Day, pastor of the Baptist Church assisting. Interment took place in Rice Cemetery. All business houses closed during the hour of the funeral. The two banks in Rice remained closed during the day in her memory.

Her husband was one of the organizers of the First State Bank, and one son, H. C. Bartlett, is still a director of that institution. Her son-in-law, W. R. Smith, is vice president of the First National Bank.

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  • Maintained by: Roger Bartlett
  • Originally Created by: Lori Hartman Hegar
  • Added: 27 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7631109
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary "Mollie" Hester Clopton Bartlett (28 Nov 1850–26 Jan 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7631109, citing Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Roger Bartlett (contributor 46615910) .