|Birth: ||Oct. 12, 1839|
|Death: ||Mar. 3, 1933|
Daughter of John & Elizabeth Trainor, born in Jasper County, Illinois.
Married Thomas A Upton on 2/21/1861 in Richland Co, IL.
Mother of 10: Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" (married Geo Mattingly), Albertus E (married Myrtle Wolfe), Ida Jane (married Wm Rinehart), Cynthia Ella (married Winston O. May), Colmore (married Sarah Coin Elam and Blanche Thornton), Emma Ethel (married Merritt Weaver), Louvisa Marie(married Robt Brunner); and Merna, Lena Maria, and Martha A who preceeded her in death.
Grandmother of 22 and Great-Grandmother of 57.
Maria lived to be 93 years, 4 months, and 21 days old and lived 43 of those without her husband, who died in 1890. She was a longtime member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Dundas, Illinois. In her later years, she stayed at her children's homes in the Newton, Illinois, area for several weeks at a time, often sitting on the porch smoking her corncob pipe. Her great-grandchildren thought that was something special to be able to light her pipe. They always knew when she was ready to move on when she came out to the porch with her bonnet on and suitcase in hand.
Thomas A Upton (1840 - 1890)
Cynthia Ella Upton May (1869 - 1951)*
Colmore Upton (1871 - 1959)*
Emma Ethel Upton Weaver (1872 - 1936)*
Louvisa Marie Upton Brunner (1875 - 1956)*
Created by: BjJ
Record added: May 09, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26716642
Added: May. 9, 2008