Mon R. Bartee

Mon R. Bartee Passes

A Virginian, Became Resident of Battle Creek in 1909

Mon R. Bartee, died at his home in Battle Creek Sunday morning.  He was born in Wythe county, Virginia September 16, 1886.  Mr. Bartee had reached the age of 62 years, 3 months and 4 days.  He grew to manhood in the mother state and came to Battle Creek in 1909.

He married Miss Blanche James in 1912 and lived on the farm until 1927.  He was the father of eleven children, all of whom are living.

Survivors are his wife, six sons, Merle, Delbert, Donald, Leo, John, and James; five daughters, Mrs. Viola Hickman, Mrs. Gladys Burnett, Mrs. Larinda Lich, Mrs. Geanetta Watson, and Miss Janet. Brothers are Arthur, Jesse, and Fern and sisters are Mrs. Claus Borchers, and Mrs. Sally James.  Thre are twenty-five grandchildren.

Source:  excerpts from Battle Creek Enterprise, Thur. Dec. 23, 1948, page 1.

Butterfield, W. H., Mrs.

Early Resident of Norfolk Dead

Mrs. W. H. Butterfield, 86, member of one of Madison county’s pioneer families passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. H. Salter in Norfolk Friday morning.  In ailing health for the past two years the aged woman.s condition became more alarming about two weeks ago. For several days she showed marked improvement but suffered a relapse a week ago, sinking gradually until her death. Her husband died at Norfolk in 1916.  Source: Madison Star-Mail, Thursday, March 5, 1931, page 1.

Braisher, John S., Mrs.

Mrs. John S. Braisher, former resident of Battle Creek, died at Orange, California, October 29, according to information received by Mrs. D. L. Best. Death came after an illness of three months.

Mrs. Braisher was 79 years old and had been a resident of Orange for thirty-two years. Mr. and Mrs. Braisher, the former a pioneer harnessmaker of Battle Creek, moved from here in 1903. Concerning the funeral an Orange newspaper says: .Following services at the Methodist church Mrs. Braisher was laid at rest in Fairhaven cemetery beside the grave of her husband, John Sydney Braisher, who died in 1917. The Braisher plot in the cemetery is sheltered by a giant breadfruit tree, always treasured by Mrs. Braisher. She leaves no relatives.  Source: excerpt from Battle Creek Enterprise, Thursday, November 7, 1935, page 1.

Bartee, Earl

Earl Bartee died Monday at a Norfolk hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Methodist church in Battle Creek with burial in the family lot at Union Cemetery. He was born in Wythe county, Virginia in 1888. He had reached the age of 29 years, 7 months and 4 days. He was the third son of John Bartee. His mother passed away about a year ago. Survivors were his aged father, five brothers and three sisters: Mon, Dale, Jesse Bartee, Mrs. Mike James, Mrs. Fred Volk, Arthur and Fearn Bartee, and Mrs. Claus Borchers.

Source: excerpt from Battle Creek Enterprise, Thursday, October 23, 1930, page 1.

Beech, J.I., Mrs.

Death of Mrs. J. I. Beech
Mrs. J. I. Beach, whose serious illness has been noted in these columns, died last Sunday morning after a lingering illness from that incurable disease cancer. Last winter, the deceased in company with her husband, went to Rochester, Minn., and consulted with the mayo Bros. After remaining there several weeks, they informed her after watching her case, the most careful examinations, and a minor operation, that they were sorry that they could do nothing for her as the disease had too strong a hold on her weakened system. They returned home and for several months she suffered intensely, being unable to retain the lightest diet. Thru all her suffering she was very patient and never complained knowing that everything had been done to help her but in vain. For several days before the end came she was in an unconscious condition from extreme weakness. The deceased will be missed not only in the family circle but in the entire community.

Rocelia Lewis was born Jan. 22, 1865, near Mankato, Minn., and died at Meadow Grove July 20, 1919. Aged 54 years and 6 months, lacking 2 days. Came to Madison county when a small child, having spent nearly all her life in this community. She was married to Jos. I. Beech Dec. 3, 1883. To this union were born seven children, two dying in infancy. Four boys and one girl are living—Fred, Ray, Earl and Edwin and Maud Thrasher, all of them living in and near Meadow Grove.

Besides these she is survived by her husband, and father, P. V. Lewis, four brothers, five sisters, and many other relatives and friends. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist church for more than 20 years.

Funeral services were held in the M. E. church Monday noon, Rev. Antrim, the pastor, officiating. Interment in McCoy cemetery.   Source: Meadow Grove News, Friday July 25, 1919 on page 1.