Mamie Jane Irby
- Born: 15 Dec 1890, Anson County, North Carolina
- Died: 6 Jun 1892, Union County, Arkansas at age 1
- Buried: Hopewell Cemetery, Uniion County, Arkansas
Noted events in her life were:
• Obituary, Jun 1892, Union County, Arkansas. Mamie Jane Irby was the sixth of nine children born to John William Harris "Bill" Irby (1856-1934) and his wife Cleopatra "Patra" Beachum (1861-1931). The family moved from Anson County, NC to Union Co., Arkansas in 1890, and since Mamie Jane was born in Dec. 1890, I expect she was born out there, but I am not certain.
Not long after the family, which included J. W. H. Irby's grandparents, Thomas and Eliabeth Griffin, arrived in Arkansas, a fever struck, and little Mamie Jane and her great grandparents all three died, within a few weeks, in the Spring of 1892. It must have been a very tragic time for the family...but they were devout Christians, so their grief and mourning must have been tempered with the hope of one day being reunited with their loved ones in a better world than this one.
"Jesus....said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God." St. Mark, Chapter 10, verse 14.