Van Gundy Family Tree

Notes for Mary D COLLINS

Mary could read but could not write according to the 1870 census.

1/17/1896 Charleston, IL. This was her address when she applied for a Widow's Pension 4 days after John's death. Later, she moved just north of Mattoon, IL, on 33rd St Rd, probably near her oldest son, Aaron.

Mary was counted twice in the 1900 census:

On 6/15/1900 she lived in N Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL with daughter Lydia and Jacob Dixon as a 40 year old widow.

On 6/27/1900 she lived at Humboldt, Coles Co, IL with daughter Vina and William Strong as a 51 year old widow, having birthed 8 children, 6 of whom still survived.

In one census son, David, reported his mother was born in IN. Her gravestone says 1850-1924.

The I.M. Mulliken Funeral Home in Humboldt, IL, was in charge of the funeral.

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