Isaac Berton Watson Obituary

Clark County Clipper, July 21, 1927


Isaac Berton Watson, was born May 7, 1850, in Scotland county, Missouri, and departed this life, July 12, 1927, age 77 years, 2 months and 5 days.

He was married to Miss Belle Pruett January 19, 1882.  To this union 6 children were born; three boys and three girls.

Brother Watson spent the most of his life on a farm near Memphis, Missouri, and came to Clark county, Kansas, June 4, 1920.

He was converted October 13, 1909 and united with the Indian Creek Baptist Church near Gorin, Missouri, after coming to Ashland he united with the Ashland Baptist church, June 18, 1924.

The health of Brother Watson began to fail in October, 1926, and he has been a constant sufferer since January.  During all this time he bore his afflictions with Christian resignation and patience.  Often he expressed his desire to depart and be with Christ and with constant fortitude he traveled towards the city whose builder and maker is God and all those who knew him, feel confident and grateful to God, for the testimony he left of God's saving grace, knowing now, he has reached "The Better Land."

He leaves to mourn his loss, his devoted wife and four children, namely; Mrs. Iva Phillips of Laverne, Oklahoma; Mr. Pearl Watson, of Ashland, Kansas; Mrs. Golda Parrish, Ashland; Okal Watson, Superior, Nebraska; one brother, Mr. James Watson, of Baring, Missouri; two half sisters, Mrs. Fanny Cline of Sperry, Missouri, and Mrs. Mary Stone of Greensburg, Missouri; a nephew, Mr. Joe Watson, Ashland; and thirteen grandchildren.  One daughter and one son having preceded him to the Land of the Blessed; Bertha in infancy, and Arthur, December 20, 1912.

The funeral service was held at the Ashland Baptist church Thursday, July 14, 1927.  The pastor, Rev. David B. Jones preached from the text in Revelation XIV: 13.

Card of Thanks

The family wishes to express their appreciation for all the kind assistance rendered by the many friends during this sad bereavement.

We thank those who kindly provided flowers; others for for the use of their cars and the male quartet, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Key, Mr. Wallingford and Mr. Grimes.

Mrs. I. B. Watson.
Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Parrish and Family.
Mrs. Iva Phillips and Family.
Mr. and Mrs. Pearl Watson.
Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Watson.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 17, 2005.

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