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Mary Ann Price Kinsey 

Mary Ann Price Kinsey OBITUARY

(From unknown newspaper article)


Mary Ann Price was born near Alexander, Green co., Indiana, June 28, 1838. Died April 21, 1929 at the home of her son, Fred, near Montrose, Kan., aged 90 years, 9 months and 24 days.

When about seven years of age she, with her widowed mother, brothers and sisters moved to Henry Co., Iowa and later to harden Co.

In her early womanhood she became a Christian and united with the Christian church.

She was married M. B. Kinsey at Marshaltown, Iowa in November 1859.

In 1862 they, with their baby daughter on year old went with an ox team and covered wagon to California where they resided for eleven years. In 1873 they came to Jewell co., and settled on a homestead in Buffalo township. Here they lived, sharing the toil, inconveniences and disadvantages of the early settlers, rearing a family of boys and girls and contributing their part in the development of a new country.

In 1911 they sold their home farm and moved near Formoso, where Mr. Kinsey died in the fall of that year. Since that time, Mrs. Kinsey and the daughter, Hattie, who has always lived with, or near, Fred and Anna, except the six years they were in Decatur county.

The family of nine children consisted of six daughters and three sons. One son, john dying at the age of seven, in 1888 and one daughter, Emma dying April of this year. Those remaining are Samantha Betts, Brownsville, Neb., Matilda Robinette, Jewell, Kan., Hattie of the home address, Nellie Edwards, Oberlin, Kan., Fred of Montrose, and Frank of Topeka, also 30 grandchildren and 53 Great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Kinsey has lived to a ripe old age, yet a loving mother will be sadly missed. In the later years of her live she renewed her early faith, spending much time in prayer and reading her Bible, dying in the full faith in Christ.

The funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at Montrose on April 23rd, conducted by Rev. Fred Blandin of Mankato.


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