Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” <I>Little</I> Townsend

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Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Little Townsend

  • Birth 15 Mar 1854 Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas, USA
  • Death 21 Jan 1898 Yoakum, Lavaca County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Yoakum, Lavaca County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Sec 12 per survey done in 1983 by Sammy Tise.
  • Memorial ID 82703177


Weimar Mercury, 29 Jan 1898, page 6

Yoakum, Tex., Jan 20.—
Mrs. S. L. Townsend is lying at the point of death at her home here from the effects of forty grains of morphine taken by her. There are some little hopes of her recovery, but her condition is very critical.

in the same issue on page 8:


Post Specials: Yoakum, Texs, January 22.—

Mrs. Sam Townsend was much better yesterday morning, but took a relapse yesterday evening in spite of all the efforts of attending physicians and died at 5 o'clock.

Shiner Gazette, 26 Jan 1898

Mrs. S. L. Townsend of Yoakum died Friday from the effects of an over dose of morphine, taken accidentally.

Mary Elizabeth Townsend, 15 Mar 1854-21 Jan 1898, wife of S. L. Townsend, was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Yoakum.


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  • Maintained by: DTaylor
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 30 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82703177
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth “Bettie” Little Townsend (15 Mar 1854–21 Jan 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82703177, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Yoakum, Lavaca County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by DTaylor (contributor 47570057) .