ENNES, MATILDA - Barry County, Missouri | MATILDA ENNES - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Matilda ENNES

Ennis aka Ennes, Forest Grove Cemetery
Barry County,

Jan. 5, 1822 Gibson Co., IN
Aug. 21, 1904 Barry Co., MO
Daughter of William Terry and Barbara Ennis
Elisha Ennis
Eli Hannahs married Jan. 5, 1885 Barry Co., MO

Cassville Republican, Aug. 25, 1904 - My Mother - Grandma Ennes, as she was called, was a native of Indiana, her parents moving west when she was young. Her parents? name was Terry. She was the fifth child. They named her Matilda. She was converted when thirteen years old, joined the M. E. church where she claimed membership till death called her home. She was married to Elisha Ennes in Arkansas, to which union was added eleven children, eight boys and three girls, four of them were called before her. The others are living east of Cassville near the old home where the family owns one acre of land as a burying ground. The father and mother and about thirty relatives are laid to rest. My mother was 82 years old last January 5. For many years she had been in poor health, had been treated with the best care we could give. About three weeks ago her declining health was such she took her bed. The family, fearing the result, sent for me near Monett and I went at once to see her. The last ten days were with her all the time till death came and ended her suffering. It was my deepest desire that mother should retain her faculties so she could tell us what she desired, for we all wish to hear our friends tell how Eternity opens before them. But O, sad to say, mother could not speak for two days. Over and over I bent above her dear old form hoping she would call my name once more. Her faded eyes would look at me but no word was uttered. My heart would almost break as I walked away, the tears falling from my eyes. Again I desired that she might die like one going to sleep but awful to say such untold suffering as she bore to the last moment. I can only say good by Dear Mother. J. W. Ennes.

Contributed on 5/1/19 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 5/1/19 • Approved: 5/1/19 • Last Updated: 5/4/19 • R819060-G819060-S3

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