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Robert Vale
(1786-1823)
Martha Cleaver
(1789-1865)
Asahel Walker
(1786-1877)
Mary Vale
(1787-1827)
Isaac Vale
(1813-1903)
Mary Ann Walker
(1816-1899)

Mary Ellen Vale
(1858-1947)

 

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Spouses/Children:
William Windsor Gunn Sr.

Mary Ellen Vale

  • Born: 25 Feb 1858, Putnam County, Illinois
  • Marriage: William Windsor Gunn Sr. on 16 Oct 1879 in Hope Township, LaSalle County, Illinois
  • Died: 14 Nov 1947, Jackson Township, Jewell County, Kansas at age 89
  • Buried: Rose Mound Cemetery, Republic County, Kansas
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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Census, 1860, Illinois, La Salle County, Eagle Township, Galloway Post Office, Roll 197 Book 1, Page 1219. Age 2 yrs.

Census, 1870, Illinois, La Salle County, Richland Township, Lostant Post Office, Roll 244 Book 1, Page 672a. Age 12 yrs., at home.

Census, 1880, Kansas, Barton County, Buffalo Township, Roll 373 Book 1, Page 134b. Age 22 yrs., keeping house.

Census, 1885, Kansas State Census Collection, Jewell County, Jackson Township, White Rock Post Office, Image 13-14 of 49. Age 27 yrs.

Census, 1895, Kansas State Census Collection, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Webber Post Office, Image 43 of 91. Age 37 yrs.

Census, 1900, Kansas, Barton County, Buffalo Township, Roll 373 Book 1, Page 134b. Age 42 yrs., married 20 yrs., mother of 7 children, 7 children living, keeping house.

Census, 1905, Kansas State Census Collection, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Hardy Nebraska Post Office, Image 1 of 72. Age 47 yrs.

Newspaper Article, 20 Sep 1907, Belleville Telescope. PREMIUMS AWARDED AT REPUBLIC COUNTY FAIR: Lot 67-hardenger emb, 1st Mrs. L J Dunn; 2nd, Mary Vale, Webber.

Census, 1910, Kansas, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Roll 442 Book 3, Page 169a. Age 53 yrs., married 30 yrs., at home, mother of 7 children, 7 children living.

Census, 1915, Kansas State Census Collection, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Image 9 of 61. Age 57 yrs.

Census, 1920, Kansas, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Roll 535 Book 1, Page 232b. Age 61 yrs.

Census, 1925, Kansas State Census Collection, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Webber Kansas Post Office, Image 11 of 50. Age 67 yrs.

Census, 1930, Kansas, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Roll 706 Book 1, Page 106a. Age 72 yrs., widow. Mary was born in Illinois, mother and father were both born in Pennsylvania.

Newspaper Article, 31 Dec 1936, Belleville Telescope. White Rock: Mrs. Mary Gunn and son Lucian spent the holidays in Oklahoma.

Census, 1940, Kansas, Jewell County, Jackson Township, Image 5 of 8. Age 82 yrs., widow.

Newspaper Article: Obituary, 20 Nov 1947, Republic, Republic County, Kansas.

GUNN FUNERAL SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W.W. Gunn, who died Friday evening at her home following a long illness, were held Sunday afternnon. Surviving are six sons, Ralph, Lucian, WIlliam, Preston, Chester and Marion, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment was in Rosemound Cemetery.

Obituary, 20 Nov 1947, Superior Express.
Mrs. Mary E. Gunn Died Last Friday

Had Been a Reisdent of Jewell County 54 years; Funeral Sunday

The death of Mrs. Mary Ellen Gunn, an old resident of Jackson township, in Jewell county, occurred Friday Nov 14. She was 89 years, 8 months and 19 days of age.

Born in Putnam County, IL Feb. 25, 1858, she was Miss Mary Ellen Vale before her marriage to William W. Gunn on Oct. 16, 1879.

The couple began their married life in Great Bend, KS later moving to Jewell county and Mrs. Gunn lived on the present homesite 54 years.

Seven children were born to this union, all of whom are survivors. They are Chester C., Lucian L., Sadie H., William W., Ralph, Preston, and Marion E. Sadie and Marion are at home and the others are in the vicinity. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Preceeding her in death were her husband, six brothers, and one sister.

Mrs. Gunn was of the Quaker faith, having membership in the Clear Creek Friends church near McNabb, IL..

Internment: Rosemound Cemetery


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Mary married William Windsor Gunn Sr., son of Francis Levi Gunn and Sarah Catherine Wierman, on 16 Oct 1879 in Hope Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. (William Windsor Gunn Sr. was born on 14 Nov 1857 in Clear Creek, La Salle County, Ilinois, died on 18 Aug 1928 in Webber, Jewell County, Kansas and was buried in Rose Mound Cemetery, Republic County, Kansas.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

Marriage, 16 Oct 1879, La Salle County, Illinois. Volume 1, Page 81, License # 1051



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