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Margaret Ellen "Maggie" Bray Dennis
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Birth: Mar. 10, 1851
La Porte
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1940
Meade County
South Dakota, USA

Maggie's mother, Mrs. Mary B. Bray, who signed a consent note on 25 Feb 1867 for her dau., Maggie Bray, to be married to Henry Dennis. License issued on 27 Feb 1867, married on the 10 Mar 1867 by Russell I. Dickinson, Justice of the Peace in Whiteside Co, IL. (File #1768, at County Clerks Office, Whiteside Co. Court House, Morrison, IL.)

Maggie's mother was Mary Brown Barney Bray (1824-1913) according to a descendant, Kate DENNIS in 1997 - gfm

1920 US CENSUS: for Dist 135, Buena Vista, Meade, South Dakota; Roll: T625_1723; Pg: 5B; ED 135; taken 27-28 Feb 1920; line 95/ 102/ 102:
DENNIS, Walter H./ Head/ Own/ Mort/ M/ W/ 35 yr/ Marr/ b. IA/ OH/ IN/ Farmer
......, Elizabeth C./ Wife/ F/ W/ 34 yr/ Marr/ b. IL/ Germ/ Germ
......, Harry B./ Son/ M/ W/ 7 yr/ Single/ b. SD/ IA/ IL
......, Roy C./ Son/ M/ W/ 5 yr/ Single/ b. SD/ IA/ IL
......, Wayne J./ Son/ M/ W/ 6 mo/ Single/ b. SD/ IA/ IL
......, Maggie E./ Mother/ F/ W/ 68 yr/ Widow/ b. IN/ NC/ PA

OBITUARY for Margaret Dennis of Meade Co, SD in Mar 1940 (from descendant Kate Dennis in 1997)
"DEATH COMES TO MARGARET DENNIS MONDAY MORNING: The death of Mrs. Margaret Dennis occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ona Timmons, 1312 Davenport Street, Sturgis, on Monday morning, March 25, at 8:30 o'clock, after a short illness at the age of 89 years and 15 days.
"Margaret E. Bray was born in Laporte, Ind., March 10, 1851. She was married to Henry C. Dennis at Prophetstown, Ill, Mar. 10, 1867. They came to Dakota in 1902, settling in Meade County near Red Owl. Seven children blessed their home, three of whom died in infancy, and one daughter, Mrs. R. E.
Findley died on Sept. 12, 1915.
"Three children survive her: Mrs. Ona Timmons of Sturgis, Edwin C. Dennis of Orondo, Wash., and Walter H. Dennis of Red Owl, S.Dak.
"These, with five grandchildren and five great grandchildren mourn her going, but take comfort in her victorious Christian life. A great company of friends testify to her beautiful Christian character and to her worth as a friend and neighbor.
"She was a member of the Methodist church for many years, joining the Sturgis church at once on coming here to live, about 20 years ago.
"Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, conducted by Rev. Ralph E. Rich, the pastor. Interment was at Red Owl, S. Dak, beside her husband, and where they had made their early home on coming to South Dakota.
"The F. O. Jolley Funeral Home had charge of the burial." 
Family links: 
  Henry Clay Dennis (1844 - 1916)*
  Inez May Dennis Findley (1872 - 1915)*
  Edwin Clay Dennis (1881 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Pleasantview Red Owl Cemetery
Red Owl
Meade County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Glenda Frank Moser
Record added: Oct 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60197528
Margaret Ellen Maggie <i>Bray</i> Dennis
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Margaret Ellen Maggie <i>Bray</i> Dennis
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