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Deborah S. Massey was born in Illinois in 1830, and died at Gage, Okla., June 22, 1906, at the ripe age of 76 years. She was married to Mr. Upchurch in 1852, and four children were born to them, who with their father have been dead for years. Mrs. Upchurch has been an invalid for many years, and since December has resided with her brother, Mr. Massey, Her death was sudden, due to heart failure. She leaves two brothers and an aged sister to mourn her loss.
Funeral services were held at the residence Saturday morning, June 23, conducted by Rev. O. M. Humphreys, and interment was made in the cemetery southwest of town.
Obits from old newspapers submitted by: John A. Rider
Transcribed by: Linda Fox - Ellis County Historical Society
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