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Mary Elizabeth Meharg Anderson
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Birth: Dec. 14, 1868
Kankakee
Kankakee County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1957

Mrs Mary Anderson - Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Margaret (Hepburn) Meharg was born December 14, 1868 at Kankakee, Illinois. She died at her home, 316 East Eighth St, Russell, KS on November 9, 1957, Saturday evening at 8 pm. Her age was 88 years, 10 months and 26 days.
In 1873 she came with her parents to Kansas. The family settled in Russell County and she has been a resident of Russell since that year. She attended school, grew to womanhood on the farm home of the Shannon Community. On November 27 1887 she was united in marriage to Christopher Anderson. There were eight children born to this marriage; one son, Nelson, preceded her in death. These are but facts or statistics in the life of Mrs Anderson. But to her children, grandchildren, sisters, neighbors and friends, her life does not have to be eulogized. Along with rearing a large family through those many years of tribulations with which so many of these pioneer mothers contended with, she was always ready to extend a helping hand to anyone that was hungry or in distress. As a practical nurse she cared for a lot of older people in her home before the time of Nursing Homes.
So to treasure her memory are: her children, Mrs Tora Rock, Navarre Kan; Mrs Susie Luckenbough, Abilene Kan; Chris Anderson, Ponca City Okla; Arnie Anderson, Russell Kan; Tom Anderson, Bunker Hill, Kan; Fred Anderson, Russell, Kan; John Anderson, address not known at this time. There are 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Also two sisters, Mrs Josephine Dietrich, Hoisington, Kan; Mrs Robert Heckman, Temple, Penn; two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Many other relatives and a host of friends. Services - held Wednesday, November 13, 1957 from the Deines Brothers Funeral Home at 10:30 am, Rev Lawrence Life of the Evangelical United Brethern Church officiated. Quartet - LW Banker, OG Rouse, Don Kready, Rudy Parker. Casket Bearers - Marion Weeks, Leland Weeks, George Weeks, Ray Meharg, Earl Harzman, Mayo Anderson. Hymns - In the Garden and Going Down the Valley. Final Resting Place - Cross Plains Cemetery 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Meharg (1837 - 1912)
  Margaret Olivia Hepburn Meharg (1843 - 1907)
 
 Spouse:
  Christopher Anderson (1850 - 1933)*
 
 Children:
  Tora Gunilda Anderson Rock (1888 - 1982)*
  Susie Blanche Anderson Luckenbaugh (1890 - 1973)*
  Christopher A Anderson (1893 - 1978)*
  Nelson Eugene Anderson (1895 - 1913)*
  Arnie Norman Anderson (1898 - 1984)*
  John T Anderson (1901 - 1976)*
  Thomas Bruce Anderson (1907 - 1961)*
  Fred R Anderson (1908 - 1976)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Winfield Meharg (1866 - 1948)*
  Mary Elizabeth Meharg Anderson (1868 - 1957)
  Alma Florence Meharg (1870 - 1870)*
  Eugene Sherman Meharg (1872 - 1949)*
  Ellen Meharg (1875 - 1894)*
  Ruth Cordellia Meharg Weeks (1877 - 1956)**
  Josephine M Meharg Detrich (1880 - 1973)*
  Ruby Florence Meharg Heckman (1883 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Cross Plains Cemetery
Russell
Russell County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: Kyle
Record added: Feb 19, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13391988
Mary Elizabeth <i>Meharg</i> Anderson
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Mary Elizabeth <i>Meharg</i> Anderson
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