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Mary Adeline "Addie" Wilkes Pearsey
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1873
Manilla
Rush County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1952
Rushville
Rush County
Indiana, USA

Addie is my Gr-Grandma.

The fourth of seven children born to William R & Sarah Ellen (Crim) Wilkes of Rushville, Rush Co IN, Addie married:

1) Uriah James Warfield on 25 Oct 1891 in Rush Co IN, my Gr-Grandpa, the son of James Rafter & Mary Jane (Mavity) Warfield of Manilla, Rush Co IN; they had four children, two sons and two daughters.
2) Frank Pearsey on 10 Jul 1920 in Rush Co IN, son of Alfred Crawford & Sarah A (Bainbridge) Pearsey of Rushville, Rush Co IN; they had one son.

After Frank's death, Grandma Addie spent the remaining years of her life as a widow.

As we get older, we sometimes tend to remember things that happened so many years ago. I really do remember my Gr-Grandma, specifically the softness of her cheek. It was plump and "squishy" and she smelled so good, like lavender. That may be why, even as a young girl, I liked the smell of lavender. I was almost 5 yrs old when she died.

My Aunt told me an interesting story recently. Apparently Addie was in love with her second husband when she was a young girl. However, her father thought it best she marry Uriah since the Warfield family was more prominent at the time. Have not yet found divorce papers, but she appears to have waited until her father's death before leaving Uriah and marrying Frank. She was a dutiful daughter and for this I am very grateful as she is now a part of me. My Mom always said she was a very sweet lady.

Rushville Republican, 30 Jun 1952, Pg 1:
"Addie M. Pearsey Rites Tuesday
Mrs. Addie M. Pearsey, 79, 321 West Foiurthe Street, died at the Rush Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon at 4:40. She suffered a stroke June 16.
She was born April 24, 1873 at Manilla, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wilkes and had lived in Rushville 38 years. She had been married twice, both husbands having preceded her in death. She was a member of the Manilla Christian Chruch.
She is survived by two sons, Everett Pearsey, Chanute Field, Army Air Corps and Verl Warfield, Indianapolis; a daughter, Mrs. Lottie Clevenger, and a sister, Mrs. Katie Craig, Indianapolis.
Funeral services will be held at the Moster Mortuary Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with the Rev. Sidney Larson oficiating. Burial will follow at East Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call at the mortuary anytime."

Rest in Peace dear Grandma, I love you. You will never be forgotten.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William R Wilkes (1840 - 1919)
  Sarah Ellen Crim Wilkes (1852 - ____)
 
 Spouses:
  Uriah James Warfield (1859 - 1927)
  Frank Pearsey (1870 - 1937)
 
 Children:
  Verle Thomas Warfield (1895 - 1988)*
  Charlotta Eva Warfield Clevenger (1898 - 1977)*
  Emerson William Warfield (1904 - 1942)*
  Everett H. Pearsey (1920 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Theodore Marshall Wilkes (1868 - 1932)*
  David Lewis Wilkes (1870 - 1947)*
  Mary Adeline Wilkes Pearsey (1873 - 1952)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: OSS with second husband.
 
Burial:
East Hill Cemetery
Rushville
Rush County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Feb 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48249984
Mary Adeline Addie <i>Wilkes</i> Pearsey
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Mary Adeline Addie <i>Wilkes</i> Pearsey
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Mary Adeline Addie <i>Wilkes</i> Pearsey
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