Nov. 30, 1918 Fairfield Jefferson County Iowa, USA
Daughter of Grinder Wilson and Elenor B Walker Wilson.
Married Benjamin E Barnes on September 22, 1859 in Jefferson County, Iowa.
The headstone for Benjamin and Mary Barnes is now toppled over from the base.
They are buried in the same plot as Grinder and Elenor Wilson, directly adjacent to their plots.
Note: a family data sheet for Grinder Wilson compiled by several people shows the death date for Mary Barnes as 23 Nov 1918. The headstone uses the date 20 Nov 1918. However ...
Note: The headstone for Benjamin Barnes and Mary E Wilson Barnes has two date errors: The actual death date for Benjamin Barnes is October 15, 1912 (not September). The death date for Mary E Wilson Barnes is November 30, 1918 (not November 20, 1918). It is unusual to have two dates engraved wrong on a joint headstone; however this contributor discovered these discrepencies during a search for their obituaries in the Fairfield Daily Journal and found both dates on the headstone clearly conflicted with the publication dates of the obituaries.
---------- Obituary transcription for Mrs. Mary Barnes
The Fairfield Daily Journal Saturday, November 30, 1918
MRS. MARY BARNES DIED THIS MORNING
Mrs. Mary BARNES an old resident of this city passed away this morning about 4:15 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Sarah BEATTY (ED: sister of Benjamin BARNES) on South Court street, with whom she had bade her home. She had been in poor health for several months and for past two weeks her condition has been serious.
Mrs. BARNES had made her home in this city for a number of years. Her husband preceeded her in death several years ago.
The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock from the Methodist church in charge of Rev. C.L. Tennant. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery.