Mary's death date is from her tombstone. She is buried next to her husband in Hicks Cemetery, Jack County, Texas.(According to Paul Smith, "this cemetery is located 8 Miles North of Jacksboro on Highway 148 toward Henrietta, Thenone mile east and South half mile in the G. H. Jamison pasture.") I have not found Mary's death certiﬁcate. I have towonder whether she was living with someone else after her husband died as according to tradition she was nearly blind.William and Mary had nine children:
i. son Alexander David Beaureguard Ratliff
b. on 12 May 1862 in Butler County Missouri; d. on 11 Nov. 1919 in Grants,New Mexico, 57 years old; m. Eliza Anna Fridley (13 Aug. 1876 in Springﬁeld–5 June 1958 in Brawley, California), dau.of John Fridley and Sallie Womach, on 26 Sep. 1899 in Jacksborough when 37 years old (Eliza Anna was 23 years old);issue (surname Ratliff): David (abt. 1902–), Sally (abt. 1904–), Ralph (abt. 1907–), Jefﬁe (1909–) and Mary (aft. 1910–).
ii. dau. Lillie Viola Ratliff
b. on 5 Sep. 1864 in Atchison County; d. on 9 March 1931, 66 years old; bur. in Sherman,Grayson County, Texas; m. William M Krause (b 26 Nov. bet. 1841 and 1843 possibly in Berlin Mecklenburg? Germany/ Pru–d 18 Aug. 1918 in Sherman, Grayson Colorado) on 7 Jan. 1882 in Whitesboro, Grayson County, Texas when 17years old; issue (surname Krause): Ruﬁe (4 Dec. 1882 in Sherman–15 May 1959 in Sherman). Ruﬁe is my grandmother.
iii. son Willis Allen Ratliff
b. in 1868 in Missouri; d. on 28 Aug. 1913 in Portales, 44 or 45 years old; bur. in Amarillo; m.Maggie Shipp (Feb. 1882 in Texas–27 Oct. 1917 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas), dau. of John Shipp and Betty ClaudKinchelo about 1897 when about 29 years old (Maggie was about 15 years old); issue (surname Ratliff): Albert E (May1898–), Chester R (1901–), Mary Polly Ann (1905–), William (1908–) and Walter Ruben (14 May 1911–).
iv. son Clarence Ratliff
b. in 1869 in Missouri. According to Bonny McAnear Robinson via Alta Brisco, Clarence wasthought to have fallen out of a tree and died while living in Fruitland, Texas (Montague County).
v. son Edwin O Ratliff
b. in 7 Sept 1871 in Missouri; m. Alice Witson; issue (surname Ratliff): Leonard and Viola.According to Leslie Coleman on Ancestry.com, he died 16 jan 1938 in Sawyer, Oklahoma, USA.
vi. dau. Emily Jane Ratliff
b. in 1873/4 in Missouri; d. in 1950, 76 years old; m. William F Briscoe (in Bosque County–1934 in Jack County) on 19 Oct. 1886 in Jack County when twelve years old; issue (surname Briscoe): Ralph, MaryGladys (1902–1962), Lillie Grace (1903–), David Victor and Alfred Hugh (25 Nov. 1911–24 Dec. 1989).