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Mary Elizabeth Girdner

Female 1864 - 1941  (77 years)


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  • Name Mary Elizabeth Girdner  [1, 2, 3
    Born 28 Jan 1864  Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 27 Mar 1941  Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Buried 31 Mar 1941  Edgewood Cemetery, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Notes 
    • Mrs. Goodlou Grouse, 77, died at 8:30 o'clock Thursday evening in the home, six miles northwest of Chillicothe on the Spring Hill road, where she was born and where she had spent much of her life. Mrs. Grouse had been ill about two weeks and was bedfast only since Sunday. She suffered from a complication of ailments. The funeral will be held from the First Baptist Church in Chillicothe Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. L.W. Cleland. Burial will be in Edgewood cemetery. Mrs. Grouse was born January 28, 1864, as Mary Girdner, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Girdner, at the old Girdner family home where Mr. and Mrs. Grouse have been living. She was one of a family of six children. Her entire life was passed in Livingston County, although Mr. and Mrs. Grouse have not lived continuously at their present home. For many years they were residents of Chillicothe, living in the brick property on Calhoun Street which is now the Livingston County Memorial Library. Mrs. Grouse was a member of the Baptist Church, joining that church when she was a girl. Throughout her lifetime she was active in church work but devoted herself principally to her family, her neighbors and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Grouse were married here February 20, 1882. Mr. Grouse and a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Anderson of Walden, Colo., are survivors in the immediate family. Mrs. Anderson is here now, called by her mother's illness. Mrs. Gladys Grouse Davis, another daughter, preceded her mother in death. Two grandsons, Gene Anderson of Craig, Colo., and John Anderson of Ft. Collins, Colo., and one great grandchild also survive. Mr. and Mrs. Gene Anderson, and Mr. and Mrs. John Anderson are here. Three sisters and a brother survive. They are: Mrs. S.V. Ransey of Boone, Colo., Mrs. George Campbell of Avalon, Mrs. J.L. Francis of Chillicothe and David F. Girdner, Chillicothe. Another sister, Mrs. Laura Francis, is deceased. Mrs. Ramsey will come for the funeral. A niece, Miss Ruth Francis of Kansas City, and a cousin, Mrs. Ella Wanamaker of Jefferson City, also are expected to come.

      Lived about 6 miles west of Chillicothe, actually closer to Springhill. Managed, farmed and raised stock. Lived in a house built completely out of walnut. In 1936 the house was supposed to be around 100 years old. Mary died in 1941 in the house where she was born. [2, 5]
    Person ID I20095  Mindrum
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2015 

    Father James Madison Girdner,   b. 14 Jul 1832, Barbourville, Knox, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1921, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Martha Emily "Emma" Stith,   b. 10 Jul 1841, Brandenburg, Meade, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1923, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1863  Jackson Township, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • Officiator, W.W. Walden, J.P.
    Family ID F14075  Group Sheet

    Family Goodlou Grouse,   b. 5 Nov 1859, Nashport, Muskingum, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1949, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1883  Livingston Co., Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. Corda Madison Grouse,   b. 24 May 1884,   d. 29 Nov 1885  (Age 1 years)
     2. Lena Barbara Grouse,   b. 1 Apr 1886, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1974, Chillicothe, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Gladys Etheline Grouse,   b. 18 Oct 1888, Jackson Township, Livingston, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1928, Englewood, Arapahoe, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. Josie Francis "Fay" Grouse,   b. 23 Sep 1890,   d. 8 Aug 1892  (Age 1 years)
     5. Baby Boy Grouse,   b. 29 Jul 1896,   d. 29 Jul 1896  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F14071  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Grouse, Goodlou and Mary
    Grouse, Goodlou and Mary
    Grouse, Goodlou and Mary Farmhouse
    Grouse, Goodlou and Mary Farmhouse
    Grouse, Goodlou and Mary, home in Chillicothe, Missouri
    Grouse, Goodlou and Mary, home in Chillicothe, Missouri

    Documents
    Grouse, Mary Girdner death certificate
    Grouse, Mary Girdner death certificate

    Headstones
    Grouse, Goodlou and Mary Girdner, and Alice Girdner Campbell
    Grouse, Goodlou and Mary Girdner, and Alice Girdner Campbell

  • Sources 
    1. [S1989]

    2. [S1895] Girdner Family Genealogy.

    3. [S1872] Records of Marjorie Jean Harker Anderson, Mary Elizabeth.

    4. [S5660]

    5. [S1896]

    6. [S2020]

    7. [S2011]

    8. [S6687]

    9. [S3498]