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Mary Samantha Winfrey Bear
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Birth: Jun. 29, 1855
Miller County
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1921
Miller County
Missouri, USA

Mary is the daughter of William Carroll & Christina (Golden) Winfrey. She married David C. Bear on August 4, 1881 in Miller County, Missouri.

Obituary: Unknown Newspaper, 1 Nov 1921

Mrs. Mary Samantha, daughter of Carrol and Christinia Winfrey, and wife of David C. Bear, was born June 29, 1855, and died Nov. 1st, 1921; aged 66 years, 5 months and 1 day. She was united in marriage to David C. Bear in the year 1880. To this union were born seven children: 4 boys—Arthur, Edward, Madison and Andrew; 3 girls—Christinia Martin, Lucy Hawk and Dora Wickham. Three of the boys—Arthur, Edward and Andrew preceded her to the Spirit Land some years ago. She also leaves 4 brothers—William, Lewis, George and James Winfrey; 3 sisters—Armanda, wife of Presley Devore; Elmira, wife of Tommy Thompson; Sylpha, wife of Moses Martin; and perhaps a number of other relatives whose names the writer is unable to give.

Sister Bear united with the Mt. Zion Christian Church in the year 1890. All these years, she, with her faithful Christian husband, David Bear, have been loyal, faithful members, ardent supporters of the church. She lived in full fellowship with all the members of her church, when on Nov. 1, God called her home and after an illness of 7 weeks of patient suffering she quietly passed out of her earthly home in Ulman to her Eternal Home in heaven.

Sister Bear was a noble Christian woman, none better, none purer or more devoted and consecrated to Christ, to husband, to children, to home and neighbors. She was highly esteemed, well respected by all who knew her. No doubt, but her Christian life and training in the home had much to do in the course her children have taken. They are all respectable Christians, all members of the mother's church, going that way in which they will reach the goal of their Christian mother in heaven's fair and better land. In her departure the community has lost one of its purest and best women, Bro. Bear a true and faithful companion, the children a kind, loving, faithful mother, the church an efficient member. Their losses are irreparable, but our losses have been heaven's gain. God help us to be satisfied with His will. His will must be done. A better day is coming by and by.

Funeral services were conducted by the writer. Quite a large crowd of attentive listeners and sympathizing friends attended these services which were very impressive. A number of verses of scripture were read from the Proverbs of King Solomon, showing the contrast or difference between moral virtues and their contrary vices. Text: Proverbs, 12th chapter and 28th verse: "In the way of righteousness is life and in the pathway thereof ther is no death.: The body was laid to rest in the home cemetery on the Carroll Abbett farm. Love, sympathy and prayers for the bereaved ones.
Your brother, C.M. Sooter
Family links: 
  William Carroll Winfrey (1819 - 1902)
  Christiane Golden Winfrey (1822 - 1900)
  David Christian Bear (1853 - 1942)
  Christina Elizabeth Bear Martin (1882 - 1938)*
  Arthur Bear (1884 - 1900)*
  Lucy C Bear Jewett (1886 - 1983)*
  Madison Bear (1889 - 1971)*
  Andrew Bear (1894 - 1916)*
  Dora Belle Bear Wickham (1899 - 1993)*
  William Madison Winfrey (1848 - 1922)*
  George Washington Winfrey (1850 - 1940)*
  Lewis Oliver Winfrey (1852 - 1936)*
  Mary Samantha Winfrey Bear (1855 - 1921)
  Joseph Ozias Winfrey (1861 - 1935)*
  James Carroll Winfrey (1863 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Bear Cemetery
Miller County
Missouri, USA
Created by: June Standley
Record added: Dec 05, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23252925
Mary Samantha <i>Winfrey</i> Bear
Added by: Ladygraver
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