BATHAM from England > Kansas U.S.A.
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Died-- At her home near New Chillicothe, Dickinson County Kansas, on the 27th day of February, 1886, Mrs. Mary Batham, nee MEACHAM, in the 75th year of her age. Mrs. Batham was born in Hartleburg in Worcestershire, England in 1812 and was married to James Batham, Solicitor of Kidderminster, England in the year 1830. She leaves an aged husband, 78 years, who has been her companion and counsel for 57 years, thirteen children and 50 grandchildren, as well as a host of friends and relatives to mourn her loss. When she left England 15 years ago, she had been a consistent member of the Congregational Church at Kidderminster for more than 30 years, and never ceased to hold her Christian faith up to the date of her death. Her funeral was preached at the Greenridge schoolhouse on Tues., March 1st, by Rev. Mr. Hardy, after which she was buried in Greenridge Cemetery.