|Birth: ||Apr. 5, 1845|
|Death: ||Aug. 20, 1890|
Married Captain William R. Abbott. No children.
Mary died along with her mother, sister-in-law, and three nieces in the Old Colony steam train wreck in Quincy, MA, on August 19, 1890. The family was returning from a summer vacation in Nantucket. Twenty-two passengers were killed.
The other Fenley family members died the day of the accident, and Mary died the next day of her injuries. Of the group, only Mary's husband, William, and six-year-old niece Elizabeth survived, but both were severely scalded.
William and Mary's brother Oscar stayed in Quincy for two months until Elizabeth was well enough to travel, and then took her and the bodies of the other family members home to Kentucky. The joint funeral for Mary and the others was held November 10, 1890, and they were all buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.
John Norris Fenley (1815 - 1860)
Mary Elizabeth Carr Fenley (1819 - 1890)
William R. Abbott (1841 - 1897)
William Carr Fenley (1839 - 1915)*
Susan Allison Fenley (1842 - 1864)*
Mary Lewis Fenley Abbott (1845 - 1890)
Eugene Fenley (1848 - 1862)*
Oscar Fenley (1855 - 1931)*
Cave Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section A, lot 365
Created by: HWA
Record added: Nov 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80870712
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