|Birth: ||Oct. 19, 1851|
South Ayrshire, Scotland
|Death: ||Oct. 31, 1927|
Born at Netherund, Scotland.
[History of Fresno, CA. Paul E. Vandor]
MRS. MARY A. ARRANTS.— To the pioneer women of California, no less than to the pioneer men, are due the honor and respect of the generations that have followed. To Mrs. Mary A. Arrants is due much credit for the part she has taken in pioneering in California. She was born in Scotland and attended the schools and grew to young womanhood near Edinburgh. While living there she married James Freeland, a native of the same country and by trade a blacksmith. With him she came to California and settled at Soquel, Santa Cruz County. Mr. Freeland was employed on a large ranch, his services being valuable as there was a large blacksmith shop on the place and considerable work to be attended to. Four years later Mr. Freeland brought his family to Selma, Fresno County, where he resided until his death. Two children were born to this worthy couple: W. C. Freeland, now cashier of the First National Bank of Selma, and Marion, wife of John E. Levis, a successful rancher of Selma.
The second marriage of Mrs. Freeland united her with John G. S. Arrants, one of the substantial men of Fresno County and a pioneer upbuilder of the town of Selma. Mrs. Arrants is prominent in philanthropic work, social and church affairs, and is an active member of the Selma Red Cross. She is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and a liberal supporter of all movements for the development of the county. She lives in a comfortable home at 2515 North McCall Avenue, where she is surrounded by all the comforts of city life. She has a wide circle of friends who esteem her for her many fine qualities of mind and heart.
James Freeland (1850 - 1896)
John Granville Sharp Arrants (1838 - 1914)
William Cunningham Freeland (1877 - 1952)*
Marion Freeland Levis (1881 - 1970)*
Note: Shares a monument with First Husband, James Freeland.
West Selma Cemetery
Created by: Row Walker
Record added: Sep 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 58280607