History of the Restoration Movement

Elizabeth "Eliza" Wright Askew


Elizabeth "Eliza" Wright Askew was the wife of Murrell Askew, the Indian preacher and family who moved from North Alabama to the Oklahoma Territory to assist in evangelizing among the Indian nations. Her husband was buried a few miles northeast of Marrietta in the old Burney Institute, near Lebanon.

Directions To The Grave of Elizabeth Askew

Eliza Askew is buried in the Askew family plot in Lakeview Cemetery, just outside of Marietta, Oklahoma. If traveling in south Oklahoma on I-35, take Exit 15 and head east toward town. When you get to Hwy. 77 turn right, then left on West Main St. Go all the way through downtown and when you get on E. Main turn right on 5th Avenue. Turn left on Oak Ave. Then dead end and right on Cemetery Road. When you get to the cemetery on your left, enter at the main gate. Go one section and turn left on 2nd St. Count down about 8 or ten monuments, and the Askew plot will be on your right. GPS Location of the grave of Eliza Askew is D.d. 33.917556,-97.108189

Askew Monument in Foreground, Looking Back Toward Entrance

Askew Family Plot
where children and grandchildren of Murrell and Eliza Askew are buried

Juanita Askew

W.V. Askew
March 25, 1892
March 16, 1920

Mamie Askew
Died February 14, 1948

Porter Askew
December 25, 1887
August 8, 1947
Grandson of Murrell & Eliza Askew

Bailiss Bolden Askew
Son of Murrell & Eliza Askew

Wife of
Merrel Askew
May 9, 1824
June 11, 1900
Rest mother, rest in quiet
While friend in sorrow
o'er thee weep

Photos Taken February 23, 2012
Webpage produced 04.04.2016 / updated 09.07.2020
Courtesy of Scott Harp

Web editor note: In February, 2012, it was my privilege to visit the grave of Elizabeth Askew. I had been invited to take part in the annual Affirming The Faith Lectureship in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Getting into the area early, I was afforded the opportunity to put about 2000 miles on a rental car in order to locate graves of gospel preachers, church leaders of yesteryear in a wide area. My fourth day I was able to visit the grave of Elizabeth Askew. Other family members are buried closeby. Her husband, Murrell was buried on the grounds of the Burney Institute.

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