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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sympathy Saturday - Mary Grieves Oliphant Maitland

A very fragile obituary which I transcribed rather than scanned.  Mary G. Oliphant Maitland died May 1, 1922.This is the usual type - no date or paper cited.

MRS. ALEX MAITLAND DEAD ------ Prominent Ray County Woman Died Monday --- Funeral was held Tuesday ---

     Mrs. Mary G. Maitland, the aged wife of Alexander Maitland, and one of the prominent women of Ray County, died at her home north of Richmond at an early hour, Monday morning. Her death came after a long illness.  The funeral was held, on Tuesday afternoon, from the home, by Rev. C. C. Clark, pastor  of the Millville Methodist church.  Owing to the fact that one of Mrs. Maitland's children did not arrive until late Tuesday evening, the burial in the Sunny Slope Cemetery in Richmond was postponed until Wednesday morning.

Mary Grieves Oliphant Maitland
     Mrs. Maitland was formerly Miss Mary G. Oliphant, and was a daughter of Alexander and Martha Oliphant, who were among the early settlers in this part of Missouri.  She was born in Clay County on March 8, 1839, being past eighty-three years of age at the time of her death.  The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Maitland took place on March 4, 1865, the day that President Lincoln was inaugurated for his second term.  Besides her husband Mrs Maitland is survived by eight children, Alexander, Jr., Geo. F., Mrs. J. H. Percival, and Mrs. John W. Shackelford of Kansas City; Mrs. Martha Watkins and Mrs. William R. Ballinger of Richmond; Mrs. Henry A. Booth of Pacific, Mo.; and Miss Johanna Maitland of Dallas, Texas.

     Mrs. Maitland was a Christian woman of the highest type, and she was loved by countless friends in all parts of the county.  Her death removes one of the finest women that it has ever been the privilege of the people of this county to know, and it brings sadness to the hearts of many who unite in sorrowing with the members of her family.

Copyright 2010, ACK for Gene Notes

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