Bettie's Angel (Hill) - Keytesville, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 39° 26.261 W 092° 56.431
15S E 505118 N 4365350
Quick Description: The Redding-Hill house is about 3 block away and listed on the NRHP...for this family which was integral in the towns success.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 4/13/2022 5:51:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM161F0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

County of cemetery: Chariton County
Location of cemetery: N. Mulberry St & W. North St., Keytesville
Artist: Unknown
Sculptor/Fabricator: Muldoon and Company
Medium: Italian White Marble
Created: ca. 1870

Monument text:
(Front of base):

BETTIE.
Once a dear Wife & Mother
Now an Angel in Heaven.
HILL
(Right side of statue):
MULDOON & Co./St. LOUIS
(Right side of base):
SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF
BETTIE A.
ONLY CHILD OF WM. & NANCY REDDING
& WIFE OF
WM. E. HILL
GIVEN TO HER PARENTS.
JAN. 1, 1833.
TO HER HUSBAND.
SEPT. 1, 1854.
RECALLED TO HER MAKER.
NOV. 25, 1869
(Left side of base):
WM. E. HILL.
FEB. 2, 1823.
FEB. 16, 1912.
AMIABLE AND BELOVED HUSBAND
AND FATHER, FAREWELL!
NOT ON THIS PERISHING STONE,
BUT IN THE BOOK OF LIFE, AND IN
THE HEARTS OF THY AFFLICTED
FRIENDS IS THY WORTH RECORDED
(Rear Base): [Totally unreadable upon my visit]

Proper Description: "An angel with a large set of wings stands draped in a full-length, gown, with toes visible beneath the hem. The angel's proper left arm extends slightly away from her body, the palm of the hand facing out. In her proper right hand she holds a small trumpet to her chest. The angel looks toward heaven. The sculpture is mounted upon a tall base within a fenced cemetery plot" ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

Remarks: "The sculpture marks the graves of Bettie A. Hill (Elizabeth A. Hill) (1833-1869), and her husband, William E. Hill (1823-1912). Mr. Hill founded the Bank of Keytesville in 1872" ~ Smithsonian American Art Museum

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