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Mary Jane Allen Stafford
Birth: Dec. 30, 1848
Mount Pleasant
Henry County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1927
Muscatine
Muscatine County
Iowa, USA

Mary Allen was one of the seven founders of the P.E.O. Sisterhood (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, that was founded on January 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

Mary Jane Allen was the daughter of Reuben and Evelyn Allen. She was born in Mt. Pleasant on December 30, 1848. On July 4, 1871 she married Charles Lewis Stafford, a graduate of Iowa Wesleyan and a Methodist minister. He earned his D.D. Degree from Upper Iowa University in 1888, was president of Iowa Wesleyan from 1891-1899, and was presented an LL.D. from Iowa Wesleyan in 1905. ... The Staffords were parents of four children, three boys and a little girl who died at four years of age. (FRIENDSHIP SEVEN: Of 7 - Oklahoma P.E.O. - 1974)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Evalyn Caulk Allen (1826 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  Charles Lewis Stafford (1844 - 1930)
 
 Children:
  Clarence Allen Stafford (1872 - 1950)*
  Eva May Stafford (1878 - 1882)*
  Charles Ralph Stafford (1881 - 1948)*
  William Reuben Stafford (1889 - 1913)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eliza Catherine Allen Fink (1846 - 1926)*
  Mary Jane Allen Stafford (1848 - 1927)
  Evalyn Allen Marquardt (1866 - 1947)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Home Cemetery
Mount Pleasant
Henry County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section Cb - Section 16
 
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Record added: Apr 10, 2007
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Lovingly in P.E.O.
- Beth Sparrow
 Added: Apr. 26, 2014
In memory of one of our Sisterhood's founding sisters.
- Linda Coe
 Added: Apr. 9, 2013

- Jane Denny
 Added: Jan. 18, 2012
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