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WIMSATT, Julia Elizabeth Driscoll
June 15, 1856 - February 1, 1911

This was transcribed from a copy of the death notice of Julia Elizabeth Driscoll Wimsatt,
 which appeared in the Monett Times, Monett, Barry County, MO, February 11, 1911.
 Spelling and other errors in the original writing have not been corrected.

Mrs. Henry Wimsatt's Death

 Miss Julia Drescoll was born in Cook County, Ireland, June 15, 1857. At two years of age she with her 
 mother, brothers and sisters set sait for American, following her father, who came three years before
 to prepare a home for them.

 Landing at New York City they were met by their father, who took them to the home six miles from
 Ithaca, N.Y. where she was reared.

 From a child she was conscientious and religously inclined. Many times while working she studied her
 Catechism to maker her First Holy Communion.

 At the age of 16 her father died and she was left to make her living in the world. In a short time she
 left for St. Louis. Although there alone, without a mother or father to advise her she went to Mass
 every morning asking God to protect and guide and helps her through the day. She remained there
 two years, then come to her loving sister, Mrs. Owen Murray, who lived three miles west of Monett.

 While here visiting she met Mr. Henry Wimsatt and was maried October 18, 1879 at the Catholic
 church on Sarcoxie Prairie, eight miles northwest of Pierce City. Returning to the home of his father,
 Mr. Robert Wimsatt whlo lived two miles west of Monett, they enjoyed a wedding dinner.

 From there they went to their first home near Purdy. While living there two children were born,
 Theresa and Walter.

 From there they moved to the place where J.F. Mermoud now lives 3 miles southwest of Monett. Here
 four more children were born, Joe, Eugene, Frances, and Nora.

 Selling the place to J.F. Mermoud they left for Kentucky where they remained for 7 months. While
 there another child, Ella, was born. Not liking it there they returned and bought the old Schmidt place,
 where Willie and Gertude were born. Here she lived for seventeen years enjoying her beautiful home.

 On January 24, 1911, she took sick with pneumonia fever. She suffered as had lived, most patiently,
 never murmuring but doing all for God, carrying her cross with patience and humility as He had done.

 Walter, her oldest son, came from Washing, D.C. Tuesday morning. She knew him and knew all up to
 the last. With her nine children and husband around her she passed away in peace and happiness,
 Wednesday afternoon, February 1, 1911, at 3:45 o'clock.

 In her we lose a dear loving and affectionate mother and it is beyond power to express in words the
 loss of our dear mamma. Now in our trials and troubles we'll have no one to console us. There'll be a
 vacant chair at the table that can never be filled. No dear sweet mamma to bend over our sick bed.
 And when we leave and are battling in the world and wish to come home we'll have no dear mamma
 to greet us. Her tried and care worn hands that are now folded in rest toiled and worked for her
 children. She placed her pleasure and happiness in doing for them, teaching them to live for God and
 do their duty in all things.

 The funeral cortege left the house at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, Februrary 4, 1911, for the St.
 Lawrence Catholic Church followed by a host of friends who wished to pay their last tribute to her
 who had been a friend to them.

 The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Kilkan, after which the remains where taked to
 the Catholic cememtery and laid to rest to await the call of judgment.

 Mamma's gone but not forgotten.
 In the home she is not more.
 But in our hearts will beat forever,
 With the love that mamma bore.



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