Robert Henry Douthitt Obituary May 6, 1926 The Neosho Times

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Robert Henry Douthitt Obituary
May 6, 1926
OBITUARY—ROBKRT III OX IIV DOUTHITT Robert Henry Douthitt was born on a. farm 4 miles 'northeast of Hit- chey. Mo.. .August 7,'1^52, and died at. his home in Ritchey May 3, 1926. . He .was married November 26, 1874, to -Miss- Cordelia Craigo, and to them were born four sons and four daughters. His wife died November November 13, 1891, and for ten years he made a noble 'effort to serve his children in the capacity of both father and mother. Much, credit is due him for the loving care given his family under" such unfortunate circumstances. By 'a second marriage, marriage, on March, 30. 1902, Mrs. Elizabeth Stan-berry became his wife and to them was born one daughter: daughter: • . ' Besides his wife, he is survived by (he following sons and daughters, namely: Elzy, of near Ritchey; Lester, Lester, of Bentonville, Ark.; Lemuel, of near Granby; Mrs. Wm. Comer, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. J. S. Holmes of Joplin; Mrs, A. D. Moss of Joplin; Joplin; and Mrs. Robt. Poague of near Ritchey.'He left also to mourn his departure twenty-nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one sister, and a number of more—distant rel~ ativcs. A daughter, Ola., and a son, Roy, preceded him to the Great Beyond. The deceased spent the most of his life on farms located near the edge of Rarcoxie Prairie a few miles north of Ritchey. However, he has made his home In Ritchey during and his preparation for a home in Hvsiven. I Funeral services were conducted—fw4 at .(he iUlchey Huptist church on Tuesday morning. Uev. H. T. Brown,' pastor of the Christian church at Diamond, conducted tin- services with the assistance of Rev. J. M. Campbell, pastor of 'the Missionary Baptist church at Granby. A large \ number of sympathizing friends and neighbors were present. The -body was laid to -rest in the Van Huron cemetery northeast of. Ritchey. OBITUAIIY— M KS, RAM SOUR Mrs. Julia Etta Lucas Ramsour was born In Washington county, Mo., March 18. ISafi. and died at her home near Pierce Cltjv April 22, l!)2fi, aged 70 years, one month and four days. She moved with her parents to Newton county near Newtonia Newtonia In the spring of 18(16. She confessed confessed faith in Christ at the age of 1C, united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Newtonia and lived a consistent Christian life. She was 'married January 2fi, 1887, to A. B. Ramsour. To this marriage five children, two girls and three boys, were born, and four of them were at her br-dsifio ?»« M».-. tir. )o .. the last *few years. While farming was his principal occupation In which ho was successful, successful, still he was an excellent carpenter. carpenter. He served in a public capacity capacity as a road overseer, school director, and also as mayor of the town of Ritchey. He enjoyed good health until about six months ago when he became became afflicted with paralysis. And although he wks given good medical attention and careful nursing, no cure could be effected. All of the her death. One daughter. Frances Etta, died in infancy. She is survived survived by her husband, one daughter daughter and three sons, two step-children, step-children, twelve grand-children and four brothers and two sisters. 75,000 STRAWBERRY PICKERS AVAN'FKft— (Strawberry Bulletin No. 1 Issued from the Farm Labor Division in Kansas City.) Present conditions point to a heavy strawberry crop in Southwest Missouri Missouri and Northwest Arkansas and with continued favorable weather 75,000 pickers will be needed in this district. Picking should begin May 20 to 25. Wages will be three cents a quart. Families are especially desired. desired. For special bulletin giving more definite and detailed information information write to Farm Labor Division family except one son were at his. 2023 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo The section covered by this bulle- bedside when the end came. Mr. Douthitt was kind and affectionate affectionate to his family, friendly and accommodating with his neighbors, tin and where outside pickers wil be required is in Washington and Benton counties, Arkansas, and Bar- and honest and agreeable in his ry, McDonald, Newton, Jasper, Law- dealings with people in general. He ' rence, Greene and Christian counties, was sympathetic and helpful to those , Missouri. in distress. While he experienced ' At three cents a quart pickers much adversity, yet he continued to make from $2.50 to $7.00 a day, "Be-hopeful and persevering. He was with the wage of the average picker also resourceful and practical. He $3.50. had many friends who regret his! Families are especially desired and passing away. At the age of twenty- women are quite generally employed one years, he professed faith in and are highly satisfactory. Christ and became a member of the I Shelter, wood, water and trans- Christian church. During his last poration from railroad points with- in ne ss, he spoke of his trust in God in the territory to the fields are

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