|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1840|
|Death: ||Mar. 5, 1923|
1st Husband: Edward Ellis 1839 - 1889
2nd Husband: Stephen J. McKee 1830 - 1878
3rd Husband: William Fines 1810 - 1891
Note: Edward and Mary Loomis had a son Robert and a short time after his birth Mary Loomis went home to her parents. Edward filed for a divorce in the Lake County Ill. Later they found out she was expecting a second child, Thomas. Lake county ,Ill. Circuit court Case # 53 A-608 Nov.4,1861,. Edward took his son Robert to Lake Co. Ill to live with his brother Thomas and his wife.
Bio- Buffalo county and its People-Bassett(1916-Vol.2-page 374-375)
Mrs Mary L. Fines is one of the most respected residents of Shelton and is familiar with a great deal of the history of Buffalo County,for she resided within it's borders since 1865.She was born in Indiana of the marriage of Oliver and Sabrina (Hall) Loomis,natives respectively of New York and Pennsylvania.They were married in the former state and resided there until 1838,when they removed to Indiana,which was then a frontier region.Subsequently they lived for three years in Ohio,after which they went to Iowa and took up a claim.Seven years later they sold that place and removed to Worthington,that state.The mother's death occurred at Manchester,Iowa,but the father past away in Nebraska.
Mrs Mary Fines is only one living of a family of seven children.She is indebted to the public schools for her education and remained at home until she was united in Marriage to Edward Ellis,by whom she had two children,Robert and Thomas.Robert Ellis resides in Libertyville, Illinois,and is one of the well-to-do- and highly respected citizens of that place.Thomas Ellis lives on a fine farm near Shelton,Nebraska,and is prosperous and greatly esteemed,For her second husband she married Stephen J. Mckee who enlisted in 1861 in the Union army for service in the Civil War.He remained at the front until the close of hostilities,making a creditable record as a soldier, and in 1865,after peace was restored,he and his wife removed to Buffalo County,Nebraska where his demise occurred in 1877.By that union there were six children but only two,James and David are now living.After the death of her second husband Mrs Mckee became the wife of W.F. Fines,who passed away on the 13th of February,1891.
Mrs fines still owns one hundred and sixty acres of excellent land in Gardner township,this county,which is well improved and which one of her sons is operating.She also owns her residence and three lots in Shelton and derives a good income from that property.She holds membership in the Methodist Episcopal church,in the work of which she takes a commendable interest,and her many good qualities have gained her the warm regard of all who have been closely associated with her.
Stephen J. McKee (1830 - 1878)
William Fines (1810 - 1891)*
Edward James Ellis (1839 - 1898)*
Robert A Ellis (1860 - 1944)*
Thomas Ellis (1862 - 1933)*
Stephen S. J. McKee (1868 - 1890)*
Sylvester McKee (1875 - 1880)*
Bertha McKee (1877 - 1878)*
Plot: Lot 45
Created by: Kay Cynova
Record added: Jul 12, 2010
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