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Mary Jane Meekins Reilly
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Birth: 1866
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 12, 1937
Brainerd
Crow Wing County
Minnesota, USA

Arrived in Brainerd in 1879.

•See Rose Ann Willis Quinn.
•See Mary E. McCarthy Corcoran.
•See Ann Reilly McGinnis Loftus Austin.
•See Dr. Werner Hemstead.

                      Wedding Bells.

      The home of Mr. and Mrs. William Meekins, of East Brainerd, was the scene of a very happy and merry gathering on Wednesday evening, Nov. 24, the occasion being the marriage of their daughter Miss Mary Meekins to M. J. Reilly.
      As is the custom with the church of which the parties are members, the ceremony of marriage was performed in the church at 9 o'clock in the morning in the presence of a large collection of friends, the Rev. Father Watry officiating. T. M [sic] [W]. Reilly, the groom's brother, acted as the groom's best man, and Miss Maggie Meekins the bride's sister, as bridesmaid. Miss Mamie McCarthy played the wedding march as the wedding party entered the church.
      The reception for the evening as above stated was a pleasant affair, and many were the congratulations extended to the happy couple. Supper, social visiting, (and they know how to do it in East Brainerd) and dancing were indulged in by the many who were present.
      The contracting parties are both well and favorably known in this city, both having resided here several years. The groom is a son of Mr. Tim Reilly, and is a very popular and intelligent young man. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Meekins, is handsome and accomplished, and a general favorite in society, she having served two terms in the capacity of teacher of the East Brainerd school. The groom has purchased a residence at the corner of 3rd avenue and Farrar ['B' Street] streets, and the happy couple will go to house-keeping at once. They were the recipients of many valuable and useful presents, of which the following is a list:
      From groom to bride, a set of jewelry.
      Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Meekins, parents of the bride, a bed room set.
      Mr. T. M. Reilly, $25 in gold, to the bride.
      Mrs. T. M. Reilly, mother of the groom, white table linen and towels.
      T. W. Reilly, brother of the groom, red brocade plush easy chair.
      T. M [sic] [W]. Reilly, brother of the groom, red and green brocade plush easy chair.
      Miss Maggie Meekins, sister of the bride, very handsome oil painting.
      T. J. Reilly, cousin of the groom, silver dessert dish.
      Mr. and Mrs. T. L. McGinnis, a very handsome silver and cut glass 6-bottle caster.
      Miss Mary Horihan, aunt of the bride, a chamber set.
      Miss Katie Meekins, sister of the bride, cut glass fruit dish.
      Miss Aggie Meekins, sister of the bride, half dozen silver spoons.
      Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Forsythe, an eight-day clock.
      Mr. M. Durken and D. Wilson, an elegant silver butter dish.
      P. V. Murphy and sister, of St. Paul, very handsome decorated China lemonade set.
      Mr. and Mrs. John Quinlan, a 6-bottle silver and cut glass caster.
      Mr. and Mrs. P. Heffern, silver cake basket.
      Misses Rilla and Corrinna Brockway, an elegant lamp.
      Joseph Canan and sisters, two very large oil paintings.
      Mr. and Mrs. John McGivern, six silver knives and forks and case.
      Mr. and Mrs. Harry Edwards, China tea set of sixty pieces.
      Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Fleming, a nice rocking chair.
      Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Breheney, hand worked ribbon sofa pillow.
      Mr. Joseph Westfall and Chas. Hornbeck, a very handsome lamp.
      W. A. Fleming, a fine what-not.
      Mrs. C. Grandelmeyer, a green plush cushion.
      Nice pair of vases, no card.
      Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wallace, pair of feather pillows and cases.
      John Cullen, a silver and cut glass sugar bowl.
      Mr. and Mrs. H. Scobie, a silver and cut glass pickle caster.
      Hawkins Bros. and sister, a fine peach-blow water set and hammered brass tray.
      Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Wilson, hand-carved silver tea spoons and case.
      Mr. and Mrs. P. Corcoran, of Morris, silver, gold lined and decorated glass card receiver and perfumery case.
      Messrs. James and Thomas Willis, silver and cut glass 5-bottle caster.
      E. Y. Farrar, a nut cracker, picks and case.
      Mr. and Mrs. James Cullen, Jr., silver syrup pitcher and tray.
      Mr. and Mrs H. Theviot, a hand painted table scarf.
      Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Nelson, silver, gold-lined sugar bowl and cream pitcher.
      Thomas Stirrup, carpet sweeper.
      Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Percy, a camp rocker.
      Miss Anna Carver, silver and gold-lined spoon holder.
      Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McGinnis and Mrs. Samples, an elegant pair of vases.
      Messrs. Robert Morton and John Anderson, a chamber set.
      P. McCarvill, a nice lamp.
      Misses Lizzie, Katie and Mary Manogue [sic] [Minogue], six solid silver knives and case.
      Mr. and Mrs. P. McCarthy and daughter Anna, silver and cut glass pickle caster.
      John Doyle, cabinet album.
      D. M. Clark, granite and nickel tea pot.
      Miss Mamie McCarthy, a gold thimble.
      Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Quinn, decorated glass berry dish and six sauce dishes.
      Harry Withrow, Longfellow's Poems and Book of Snobs [sic].
      Mike Cullen, wine set with decanter full of wine.
      John Nobles [sic] [Noble] and Miss Anna Pendergast [sic] [Prendergast], silver and decorated glass pickle caster.
      Miss Eleanor Badeaux, portrait and red plush case.
      Mr. and Mrs. Perry Fiagal [sic], hand painted table scarf.
      Chas. Fritz, French mirror.
      Miss Mary Nicholson, a hand painted mantel.
      Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Forgey, embroidered skirt pattern.
      Joseph and Lizzie Early, plush bevel mirror on easel.
      Mrs. M. Cullen, pair of very fine linen towels.
      Mr. and Mrs. John O'Toole, a very nice lamp with hand painted globe.
      Miss Nellie Nelson, a silver sugar spoon.
      Master Willie Nelson, a silver napkin ring.
      Alexander Campbell, a wine set.
      C. M. Patek, a fine Bible stand.
      Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watts, white table linen and towels.
      Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Hagerty, six dessert plates.
      Koop Bros., a fine non-explosive lamp.
      Mrs. James Morton, table scarf.
      John Kennedy and brother, a fine oil painting.
      Ed. Hawkins, of Missoula, a nice pair of slippers to groom.
      Mrs. James Cullen, Sr., a white Marseilles bed spread.
      Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith, a hand painted pin cushion.
      Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Johnson, silver and cut glass pickle caster.
      Misses Anna and Emily Murphy, plush beveled mirror.
      Miss Daisy Badeaux, pair of vases.
      Mr. and Mrs. John Hughes, very large and fine oil painting.
      Mr. and Mrs. John McDonald, table linen and towels.
      Mrs. Maurice [sic] [Morris] Ludwig, blue plush jewel case.
      Mrs. E. Schultz, decorated glass berry dish.
      Miss Ella Pendergast [sic] [Prendergast], silver and decorated glass bouquet holders.
      Mrs. Reinsteadtler, a fruit dish.
      Mrs. E. E. Titus, table linen and towels.
      John Heffern, glass fruit dish.
      Mr. and Mrs Edwin Halladay, six silver table spoons.
      Mrs. and Mrs. Thomas Halladay, peach-blow cream pitcher and silver butter knife.
      Geo. Watts and sister, a cut glass tea set.
      Miss Hattie Cullen, six China fruit plates.
      Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McColl, a carving set.
      Miss Isla McColl, a key rack.
      John Haun, China cuspidor.
      John Bean [sic], baby shoes and mitts.
      Mr. and Mrs. H. Stein, a tea set.
      Miss Katie Stein, a glass bread plate.
      Miss Anna Stein, tooth-pick holder.
      Master Charles H. and Miss Bessie F. and George M. Martin, pair of fine linen towels.
      Miss Rettie Withrow, white chenille fascinator.
      Miss Florence Foster, pair of white linen towels.
      O. C. Foster and Wm. Johnstone, a handsome silver butter dish and knife.
      Caffery Bros., two individual cups and saucers.
      Cohen Bros., nice sugar bowl, cream pitcher and cheese plate.
      Miss Nellie Greene, half dozen silver tea spoons.
      Alex. McCarthy, silver and decorated glass bouquet holder.
      Johnny McCarthy, silver and decorated glass bouquet holder.
      Miss Libbie Heffern, pair of linen towels.
      James Heffern, soap and scrubbing brush.
      Wm. Reilly, saw and saw buck.
      Pat. Hawkins, dish pan. (Brainerd Dispatch, 26 November 1886, p. 4, c. 6 & 7)

      Mrs. P. J. Murphy and Mrs. M. J. Reilly went to Bemidji Monday on a visit to their sister, Mrs. Chas. C. Lightfoot. (Brainerd Dispatch, 26 May 1899, p. 10, c. 3) 
 
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 Parents:
  William H. Meekins (1841 - 1917)
  Bridget Horihan Meekins (1835 - 1906)
 
 Spouse:
  Michael J. Reilly (1862 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Brainerd
Crow Wing County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Block 7, Lot 135, NEC
 
Created by: A. Nelson
Record added: Sep 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76817307
Mary Jane <i>Meekins</i> Reilly
Added by: A. Nelson
 
Mary Jane <i>Meekins</i> Reilly
Added by: John Van Essen
 
Mary Jane <i>Meekins</i> Reilly
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 Added: Sep. 20, 2011
 
 
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