OSBORN, ELIZABETH “BETSY” - Newton County, Missouri | ELIZABETH “BETSY” OSBORN - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Elizabeth “Betsy” OSBORN

Saginaw Cemetery
Newton County,
Missouri

Jul. 22, 1826 Pennsylvania
Sep. 16, 1893 Oklahoma

Elizabeth Osborn died in Oklahoma. "Prairie fires ran wild and many casualties were reported daily from the strip [Cherokee Strip]. The most horrible perhaps was the death of Mrs. Elizabeth Osborn of Saginaw, Missouri. At age 76, she and her husband had made the run for a claim on Duck Creek bottoms, when a prairie fire came sweeping along behind them. Some man collided with their wagon and it broke down in the race. When seeing the fire coming, Mr. Osborn cut his horses loose and started to run for Duck creek. Mrs. Osborn started to run too, but was caught up in the fire and burned to death. After the fire had swept over the husband and several men, they took the body, wrapped it in blankets and buried it in a grave on the banks of Duck Creek." Note: She was 67, not 76.

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Contributed on 8/1/18 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 8/1/18 • Approved: 8/1/18 • Last Updated: 8/4/18 • R814162-G814162-S3

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