|Birth: ||Mar. 18, 1892|
|Death: ||Dec. 2, 1918|
Mary Rose Wolf was born on March 18 1892 in Seymour, Webster County, Missouri to George Gibson Wolf and Adora Ellen Wilson Wolf, both of Illinois.
Mary was the sixth child of seven. Her siblings included:
Fred Clifford Wolf b Aug 11 1874 in Oregon
Lois Wolf (Johnson) b Aug 1 1877 in Monterey, Illinois
Alice Wolf (Augustine) b May 13 1880 in Sedgwick County, Kansas
Maude Wolf (Houser) b May 2 1883 i Monterey, Illinois
Jessie Mae Wolf (John) b Feb 2 1890 in Joplin, Missouri
Katherine Wolf b April 27 1896 in Rockbridge, Ozark County, Missouri and died June 13 1898 in Joplin,Mo
Mary married William Ervin Comstock and had 4 daughters:
Hellen Juanita Comstock July 14 1908-Dec 2 1918
Pauline Hope Comstock (Crowder) Dec 19 1910-Jan 4 1994
Mildred Elaine Comstock (Hampton) Jan 10 1914-Mar 24 1971
Margaret Rosa Comstock (Parks) Nov 25 1916-Feb 7 2003
Mary was one of 7 to die within one month from the flu of 1918. There were 5 to die in one day. Mary died at 2 O'clock in the afternoon of Dec 2, 1918. Her husband Will had died earlier the previous day. As Mary lay dying, she asked how her husband was doing and even though he was already gone, she was told that he was okay.
Mary and Will's 3 remaining daughters were sent to live with his parents, Elonzo and Nancy Jane (Davis) Comstock and because of the uncertainity of whether flu was still contagious after death, the 3 girls were not allowed to go to their funerals. They were allowed to stand at the open door to the church for their mother's funeral.
A story related to me by Jewel Parks, "Aunt Margie's" husband, was that Will Comstock had rubber wheels on his buggy, something only afforded by those with more money than the average person.
Also, Mary's parents were supposedly visiting from Washington State (where their son Fred Clifford Wolf lived and died) and while in Missouri they too caught the flu and died. Supposedly, George Gibson Wolf and his son owned a successful horse farm in Washington.
George Gibson Wolf (1852 - 1918)
Adora Ellen Wilson Wolf (1853 - 1918)
William Ervin Comstock (1888 - 1918)
Hellen Juanita Comstock (1909 - 1918)*
Pauline Hope Comstock Crowder (1910 - 1994)*
Mildred Elaine Comstock Hampton (1914 - 1971)*
Margaret Ruth Comstock Parks (1916 - 2003)*
Created by: Sarah Capps
Record added: Dec 31, 2007
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