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Mary Elizabeth Hayes Bloss
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1840, USA
Death: Dec. 8, 1919, USA

Note: this memorial updated October 4, 2016.

The DOB date and location are somewhat uncertain, in part because the headstone inscription date and obituary provided information are quite different. The inscription uses Sept. 2, 1840. However, her obituary stated the date as being September 2, 1853, with her age at death on Dec. 8, 1919 being 84 years, 3 months, 6 days. Using that information, the birth date lies somewhere in 1835.

The birth location also varies - her obituary appears to list it as being in West Virginia, while the obituary for husband William R. Bloss listed her birth location as being in Virginia, and his 1890 biography listing her birth location as being in Maryland. The state borders have changed over the years, so the birth location is subject to interpretation, obviously.

Second wife of William R Bloss, married on .October 23, 1873.

Caution: the date and location information regarding Mary should be researched/used with caution.

Fairfield Daily Journal
Tuesday Dec. 9, 1919
Pg. 4 Col. 2


Funeral services for the late Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bloss will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 from the residence on East Hempstead. Rev. C. L. Tennant will conduct the funeral services.

Mary Elizabeth Hayse (sic. Hayes) was born at Highmore, WV., September 2, 1853, and died December 8th, 1919, at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 6 days. In 1870 (sic. 1873) she was married to William R. Bloss who passed away in 1906. She had been a faithful member of the Presbyterian chuch (sic) nearly all her life.

She is survived by one step son, William Bloss, of Los Angeles, Cal. 
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  William R Bloss (1822 - 1906)
Old Fairfield Cemetery
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Lot 115 E 1/2
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: Jun 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71893828
Mary Elizabeth <i>Hayes</i> Bloss
Added by: Richard K Thompson
Mary Elizabeth <i>Hayes</i> Bloss
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