Louisa Jane Fry Bates
Democrat-Message Sat. Sept. 08, 1909
Louisa Jane, daughter of Michael and Clarissa Fry, was born June 1, 1834; departed this life September 2, 1909, aged 75 years, 2 months, 17 days. The funeral took place Saturday afternoon from the Christian church, with interment in City cemetery. Deceased was married to J. W. Bates March 11, 1858, who preceded her to the better world four years ago. To this union were born ten children, three of whom died in infancy. Those living are: Mrs. Emma Prather of Peoria; Mrs. Ella Tice of Mt. Sterling; William Bates of Clayton; Michael Bates of Damon; John Bates of Peoria; Nina and Minnie, remaining at home.
Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Tho they lose we deeply feel
Yet 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Card of Thanks
We wish to express our gratitude to many friends and neighbors for help and assistance during the sickness, death and burial of our beloved mother, and especially those who so kindly sent the flowers that lay on the casket.
Mrs. Emma Prather
Mrs. Ella Tice