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Mary Elizabeth "May" Bossert Brown
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1885
Mill Hall
Clinton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1949
Mill Hall
Clinton County
Pennsylvania, USA




She was the daughter of John Smith Bossert and Minnie Holmes.

Mary studied to be a teacher at the Central Norman School, later became Lock Haven University.

Mary Elizabeth Bossert married Allen Porter Hibshman on July 24, 1905 in Buffalo New York. They moved to Altoona, PA March 23, 1906 where he worked as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Rail Road. Their first three daughters were born in Altoona.

The family moved to the Mill Hall, PA area in 1910. They were tenant farmers and moved frequently until they purchased their "Home" farm 1n 1932. The farm was inherited by son Allen Jr. and later by his daughter Sandra Brown.

Seven of their children graduated from Central Normal School, later became Lock Haven University, and had teaching careers. One daughter trained in nursing at Mayview and Pittsburgh and one son trained as a Civil Engineer.


Allen and Mary had 10 children:

1 Margaret Hibshman Brown
2 Mary Bossert Brown
3 Florence Carroll Brown
4 Louise Bossert Brown
5 Allen Hibshman Brown, Jr.
6 John Bossert Brown
7 Lewis Franklin Brown
8 William Max Brown
9 Jane Rebecca Brown
10 Anna Francis Brown



 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Smith Bossert (1851 - 1934)
  Minnie Holmes Bossert (1866 - 1931)
 
 Spouse:
  Allen Porter Hibshman Brown (1885 - 1969)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Hibshman Brown Waite (1906 - 1943)*
  Mary Bossert Brown Keyser (1908 - 2005)*
  Florence Carroll Brown Corman (1910 - 1988)*
  Louise Brown Richey (1912 - 2012)*
  Allen Porter Hibshman Brown (1914 - 1983)*
  John Bossert Brown (1917 - 2004)*
  Lewis Franklin Brown (1919 - 1977)*
  William Max Brown (1921 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Elizabeth Bossert Brown (1885 - 1949)
  Jane Rebecca Bossert (1887 - 1970)*
  Anna Blanche Bossert Hamilton (1890 - 1932)*
  Simeon Bossert (1893 - 1971)*
  Henry Jay Bossert (1895 - 1966)*
  Florence Leotta Evangeline Bossert Grenard (1897 - 1985)*
  William H. Brown Bossert (1902 - 1983)*
  Willard Bossert (1906 - 1990)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Personal photos provided by Kay B. Yarrison
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Mackeyville
Clinton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: 10
GPS (lat/lon): 41.07681, -77.4791
 
Created by: Rebecca Zurec
Record added: Mar 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86667314
Mary Elizabeth May <i>Bossert</i> Brown
Added by: Rebecca Zurec
 
Mary Elizabeth May <i>Bossert</i> Brown
Added by: Rebecca Zurec
 
Mary Elizabeth May <i>Bossert</i> Brown
Added by: Rebecca Zurec
 
 
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