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Mrs. Julia Massey

Submitted by Donnie Pickard

Van Buren County Democrat

September 2, 1923

Mrs. Julia Massey Dead

Mrs. Julia Massey
, aged about 45 years and the mother of Mrs. T. S. Hall, died at her home on the mountain north of Scotland Thursday night Aug. 30th, 1923. Mrs. Massey's death was the result of a clot of blood on the brain, caused by an accidental wound received some three weeks previous. Interment took place at the Foster graveyard Friday, services at the grave being conducted by Mr. M. B. Lefler of Clinton. Mrs. Massey, whose maiden name was Whitfield, had been twice married, her first husband being Willis Emerson. As a result of that union three children survive, two boys yet single and Mrs. Hall. Her second marriage was to H. J. Massey, his death occurring some few years since.

NOTE: Julia was accidentally hit in the temple by a rock thrown by one of her sons. My uncle remembers seeing Julia just before she died. He said that her bed was elevated at one end in an effort to save her life.