States: Kansas: Smith
Mrs. Mary Emery, one of the best and most beloved ladies to ever reside in Smith county, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.S. (Charles Sherman) Buchanan, in Kansas City at the age of a little over eighty-one years. A stroke of paralysis that she suffered a few weeks ago, was followed by pneumonia, which she could not shake off. Her body was brought to this place, Monday, and the funeral held the next day before a large crowd of relatives and friends in the Methodist church. Burial was at Crystal Plains cemetery by the side of her husband, S.S. Emery, who died a number of years ago.
Mary Elizabeth Hisey was born in Marion county, Ohio, April 6, 1842, and died in Kansas City, Mo., August 12, 1923 at the age of 81 years, 4 months and 4 days. She was united in marriage to Seth S Emery, May 19, 1863 (1864 per records of Springfield Clark Co Ohio.) Mr. Emery was in the Army at the time and was home on furlough. (He proposed while on furlough, but they were married far from their homes in Stephenson/Winnebago co IL in Springfield Ohio. Lizzie was living with uncle Hale Winchester on the same road as the Emerys but on the Stephenson co side.) When he returned to the front he was accompanied by his young wife who was made a matron in the same hospital where he was steward, and there they worked side by side until the close of the war. Afterwards, there were born to them seven children, the following three surviving: Forrest H. of Waldron, Ark., Seth Wilbur (sometimes written as Seth William) of Bellaire, Kans., and Mrs. Ada Buchanan of Kansas City, Mo. The family were pioneers of Smith county, locating on a homestead in 1878 south of Bellaire. There the parents lived until the year 1900 when they moved to Smith Center. They lived here until until about five years ago (1918) when Mr. Emery died. After his death, Mrs. Emery went to live with her daughter in Kansas City. She was a most amiable, pleasant lady and a staunch christian all her days, as her host of friends can testify. Truly she was a grand old lady and christian and the world is a far better place for having her having lived in it. "
Smith County Pioneer August 16, 1923
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