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

Elizabeth “Betsy” OSBORN

Saginaw Cemetery
Newton County,

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.

Obituary Contributor:
Rich Laubenstein aka Lowe - richlowe@web-iowa.com

Contributed on 8/1/18 by tslundberg
Email This Contributor

Suggest a Correction

Record #: 814162

To request a copy of this photo for your own personal use, please contact our state coordinator. If you are not a family member or the original photographer — please refrain from copying or distributing this photo to other websites.

Additional OSBORN Surnames in SAGINAW Cemetery

Additional OSBORN Surnames in NEWTON County

Thank you for visiting the Missouri Gravestone Photo Project. On this site you can upload gravestone photos, locate ancestors and perform genealogy research. If you have a relative buried in Missouri, we encourage you to upload a digital image using our Submit a Photo page. Contributing to this genealogy archive helps family historians and genealogy researchers locate their relatives and complete their family tree.

Submitted: 8/1/18 • Approved: 8/1/18 • Last Updated: 8/4/18 • R814162-G814162-S3

Users Online  |  Surnames  |  Other GPP Projects  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Site Map  |  Admin Login