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Mary Collins Ring Button
Birth: Feb. 1, 1840
County Wexford, Ireland
Death: Jun. 25, 1927
Medical Lake
Spokane County
Washington, USA

From "Selections of Catholic Parish Baptisms"
Mary's parents were Dunstan Collins and Mary Sinnott.
They are from Wexford County, Ireland.
The children are as follows: Thomas, Michael,Petrus, Maria, Anna, Brigida, Elisabeth, Joannes, Patritius, Robert, Dunstan Jr.
In 1860 census we find the family living in Madison, Buchanan, Iowa and Guttenburg, Clayton, Iowa
Mary Collins was baptized as Maria in Ballycullane, Tintern parish in Ireland.
Mary was married to Edmond Ring in 1860, see certificate. They had 6 children, later divorcing in 1881.
We don't know where Mary was until early 1890's when she joined her adult children in the Spokane, WA area.
Mary married Martin P Brandon on 3 November, 1899 in Spokane, WA.
Mary married Fred William Button, see certificate, on October 13, 1902. After the marriage, they homesteaded in Champion, 90 miles south of Calgary, Al, Canada. They returned to the US in 1914
In 1920 census, Mary was living in a Spokane hotel.
She lived with her son Charles Ring in Wilbur,Lincoln County, WA until his death. She went back to Spokane,and suffering dementia, was committed to the East State Hospital, Medical Lake,WA. She was buried in Jurue Cemetery, Medical Lake. in 2003, her descendants decided to remove her remains from the unkempt cemetery and reburied her at St. Francis Cemetery in Harrington, WA along side her son and his family. 
Family links: 
  Durston Collins (1799 - 1869)
  Mary Sinnott Collins (1810 - 1873)
  Edward Ring (1817 - 1894)
  Martin Ring (1862 - 1924)*
  Edward Ring (1864 - 1943)*
  Charles A Ring (1866 - 1924)*
  Peter Dunstan Ring (1869 - 1943)*
  Mary Elizabeth Ring Decker (1872 - 1965)*
  Michael Dunstan Ring (1874 - 1913)*
  Mary Collins Ring Button (1840 - 1927)
  Anna Collins McCorstin (1849 - 1910)*
  Elizabeth Collins Carey (1850 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: The marker was originally in Jerue cemetery, Medical Lake, WA
Saint Francis Cemetery
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
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Originally Created by: Scotty
Record added: Nov 09, 2009
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