|Mary Ann BETTIS
Mary Ann BETTIS 20
According to the 1900 census, Mary Ann's parents were born in Virginia. Her obituary indicates only her sons Reason Matthew and Madison were living at the time of her death. 1914
Noted events in her life were:
• Residence, 1860, Nodaway, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 1662 where she was a home maker.
• Residence, 1870, Sarpy County, Nebraska. 1663
• Residence, 1880, Allerton, Wayne County, Iowa, USA. 1915 where she was a home maker.
• Residence, 1900, Lincoln Township, Nodaway County, Missouri, USA. 1914 where she was living alone.
• Residence, 1905, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445. 20
• Obituary, 7 Apr 1905, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445. 1916 Mary Ann Bettis was born in Mason county, Ky., Aug 17, 1821, and died at the home of her son, R. M. Baker, March 30, 1905, aged 83 years, 7 months and 13 days. She was united in marriage to Henry Lawson Baker in 1839. To this union was born ten children, two of whom survive her. Her husband died in 1880, and most of the time since then she has been under the care of her youngest son, Madison. The greater part of her life she has identified herself with God's people, and for a number of years has been a member of the M. E. church, South, of Elmo. She could never consent to give up her home and live with others. The thought of home meant so much to her. She talked of heaven as the home of the soul where sorrow and suffering would cease and rest and perfect joy would be our heritage. She was ready when the summons came, and peacefully fell asleep. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Those who are left will miss sadly their guardian and counselor of so many years. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her son, Madison, after which she was laid to rest in the High Prairie cemetery.
• Cemetery, Apr 1905, Elmo, Nodaway County, Missouri 64445. 20