|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1848|
|Death: ||Jan. 1, 1903|
First Lady of the State of Missouri (1901-1903): Mary Elizabeth Bird was the daughter of Greenup Bird and Catherine Pixlee. She married Dr. Alexander Dockery on 14 April 1869. Alexander Dockery became governor of Missouri in 1901. Mary Bird Dockery died in the Missouri Executive Mansion in 1903.
Lexington Intelligencer, January 03, 1903, Lexington, Missouri.
DEATH OF MRS. DOCKERY.
After Long Illness She Yields to Heart Disease.
HUSBAND AND SISTERS AT BEDSIDE.
Buried AT Chillicothe Yesterday Beside Her Children.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dockery, wife of Governor Dockery, died at the mansion, Jefferson City, Thursday morning at 5:45. By the bedside were the governor, Mrs. Margaret B. Lincoln, of Bowling Green, and Mrs. Carrie B. Orr, of Kansas City--sisters of Mrs. Dockery--and Dr. Thorpe.
Mrs. Dockery, the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Greenup Bird, was born in Liberty, Mo., March 15, 1849; was married to Mr. Dockery at Chillicothe, where her parents had moved four years before, in '69; moved to Gallatin in '74, where her husband practiced medicine until the time of his election to congress.
Mrs. Dockery combined admirably the qualities which are needed in the wife of a public man. She was very helpful to her husband throughout his political career. She was, in many departments of his work, his advisor. In his early days as a congressman she attended to most of his correspondence. Without being specially devoted to society she shone in it. In domestic management she found her greatest pleasure.
The burial took place yesterday at Chillicothe, Mo., where her children are buried.
Greenup Bird (1809 - 1882)
Catherine J. Pixlee Bird (1817 - 1896)
Alexander Monroe Dockery (1845 - 1926)
Joseph R Dockery (1865 - 1949)*
James P Bird (____ - 1909)**
John E. Bird (1831 - 1915)**
William Greenup Bird (1838 - 1903)**
William Sedgwick Bird (1844 - 1888)*
Margaret Pixlee Bird Lincoln (1845 - 1935)*
Mary Elizabeth Bird Dockery (1848 - 1903)
Clara Bird McDonald (1850 - 1899)*
Ida Bird (1852 - 1869)*
George Fackler Bird (1858 - 1899)*
Caroline Moss Bird Orr (1861 - 1918)*
Created by: cw
Record added: Jan 12, 2009
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