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  • ID: I2095
  • Name: Mary E. MITCHELL
  • Given Name: Mary E.
  • Surname: Mitchell
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 18 AUG 1841 in Of Greenfield,Dade,Missouri,USA
  • Death: 9 MAR 1907 in Humansville,Polk,Missouri,USA
  • Burial: Humansville,Polk,Missouri,USA
  • LDS Baptism: 16 JUN 1979 Temple: OAKLA
  • Endowment: 27 JUN 1979 Temple: OAKLA
  • Note:
    !CEMETERY-BIRTH-DEATH: Headstone Inscription of Mary E. Hopper wife of Archabale Hopper Aug 18, 1841 - Mar 9, 1907; Plum Grove Cemetery, Humansville, Missouri; Transcribed May 1998 by Mari Davis, Cleveland, Missouri.
    BIRTH YEAR: Declaration for Widow's Pension; Polk Co, MO. Signed by herself.
    BIRTH PLACE: Marriage Cert. Dade Co, MO and Declaration for Invalid Pension; page 9a through 11.
    MARRIAGE: Marriage Certificate; Dade Co, MO.
    DEATH: US Pension Agency; Topeka, Kansas. (noted husband's pension dropped due to death of wife.)

    NOTES: The 1900 Fed Census of Polk Co, MO states she was born in Mississippi.
    I believe this is wrong, because of the above Pension record reference to her
    birth, which she had signed.

    "She had never been married prior to her marriage to A. Hopper." "...did not re-marry." (Signed by Samuel J. George. Genneral Affidavit; 28 MAY 1901.
    (friend of 30 years)

    She and Archibald Hopper had no children together.

    Her parents were born in Tennessee. (5 JUN 1880 Census, Polk Co, Missouri,
    Roll 710; Vol 27; p 195; Family 79.)

    Mary was a school teacher who boarded at the Hopper home. She was kind and friendly toward the Hopper children. After Arch Hopper's wife died he married Mary, who was eighteen years his junior. Mary then became hateful toward the children. The older children moved away taking some of the younger ones with them to escape her. When Arch was very old his daughter, Susan, wanted to see him, but Mary would not let her.

    The Plum Grove Cemetery is about 2 1/4 miles NE of Dunnegan, Campbell Twp., and about 3 3/4 miles SE of Humansville, Johnson Twp, Polk, MO.
    (Off 13 Hwy at Hwy 123, go west, take 123 to E. 360 Rd.)
  • Change Date: 6 SEP 1998 at 01:00:00

    Marriage 1 Archibald HOPPER b: 24 MAR 1823 in ,Bedford,Tennessee,USA
    • Married: 4 MAY 1871 in Greenfield,Dade,Missouri,USA
    • Sealing Spouse: 28 JUN 1979 in OAKLA
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