Thursday, September 3, 2009

Miss Bittia Dodson 1882-1903

Died, at her home 3 1/2 miles northeast of Yukon, on March 16, at 6 o'clock p.m., Miss Bittia Dodson. Consumption was the cause of death. She had been confined to her bed since Jan. 1st, 1903, and her suffering was day and night. She was treated by Dr. Haggard but no good could be done. She was laid to rest in the Big Creek cemetery March 19. Brother Martin Bandy was there at her request and preached her funeral at 11 o'clock a.m. in the presence of a large number of people, among them her father, mother, brother and sisters.
She was willing to die, and was prepared to go. She left a bright and lovely profession in the remembrance of all. She called all her relatives and friends to her side and asked them to meet her in heaven. We hope they will meet this promise.
She was 20 years, 6 months and 12 days old. She was born in Cole Co., Mo., 8 miles west of Jefferson City on Sept. 5, 1882, and came to Texas county Nov. 20, 1882, and has been here the most of her time since. She was well known, and said if she had an enemy in the world she did not know it.
We are thankful to all for their kindness and help and respect for the loved sister and family. I trust in God that we will meet again where parting will be no more.
Written by her brother, R. Y. Dodson.

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