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Everheart - Canaan Cemetery
Old Canaan Community

Trenton, Texas
Friday, August 3, 1934

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary K. Ayres, mother of T.W. Ayres of Trenton, were held at the family home three miles northwest of Whitewright, Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, July 26, by Rev. J.F. Fender of Whitewright, assisted by Rev. E.B. Jackson of Trenton.  Glen Earnheart of Trenton had charge of the arrangements.  Burial was at Everheart cemetery.  A number of friends from Trenton attended the services.
Mrs. Ayres was born April 24, 1846, in Green County, Kentucky.  She came to Texas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Batsell, pioneer settlers of this section.  Her parents, with others, formed a wagon train and came to Texas about 80 years ago.  Their first Texas home was west of Bells, where they resided for one year.  They then moved to the community northwest of Whitewright, where Mrs. Ayres has resided since, being the oldest citizen of that community.
She was married to Marcus A. Ayres August 24, 1865.  To this union three sons were born, all of whom survive.  They are T.W. Ayres, Trenton, and J.C. and Jim Ayres of Whitewright.  She is also survived by nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. P. McKenna of Houston, who is the only surviving member of a family of nine children.  Her husband died October 12, 1914.
Mrs. Ayres was a member of the Central Christian Church.
 

Name: Mary K. Ayres
Death Date: 25 Jul 1934
Death Place: 4 miles NW of Whitewright, Grayson Co., Texas
Gender: Female
Race: white
Death Age: 88 years 3 months 1 day
Birth Date: 24 Apr 1846
Birthplace: Kentucky
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name: Marcus Ayres
Father's Name: J. M. Batsell
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Name: 
Mother's Birthplace: 
Occupation: housekeeper
Place of Residence: 
Cemetery: Everheart Cem.
Burial Place: 
Burial Date: 26 Jul 1934
Undertaker: Glen Earnheart, Trenton, Texas
Informant: T.W. Ayres, Trenton, Texas
 

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