Owensville Star Echo 10/15/1915

 (IHS Reel #287298)

                Mrs. Polly Massey

  Death came to Mrs. Polly Massey

October 10, at the home of her

daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sallie Massey.

Mrs. Massey was better known by

her large circle of friends as "Aunt

Polly" or "Grandma" Massey.  She

was a kind, loving soul, whose great-

est pleasure was in serving others.

  Mrs. Mary W. Massey was born

December 15, 1824, and departed this

life October 10, 1915, age 90 years,

9 months and 10 days.  She was one

of the seven children of Elijah and

Henrietta Saulmon, all of whom have

passed away.

  She was converted at an early age

and united with the Christian church

at Old Union, but later, in 1874, she

moved her membership to the Gen-

eral Baptist church at this place.

  She was united in marriage to

Vardaman Eaton Oct. 28, 1841, and

to this union were born three child-

ren.  After the death of Mr. Eaton

she married Abram Massey, May 6,

1855, and to this union six children

were born.  In addition to bearing nine

children, she reared four step-children

to whom she was a real mother.  All

of her children and step-children pre-

ceded her to an unknown world.

  Grandma Massey lived an exem-

plary Christian and her life is above

reproach.  During her last months

she repeatedly expressed a desire to

go, and often wondered why the Lord

prolonged her life; but she would fin-

ish by saying, "God's will be done."

  Her nearest living relatives are 29

grandchildren and 36 great-grand-

children, all of whom have the deep

 sympathy of the Star-Echo and a

host of friends.