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Mary Jane Roberts Blount
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1863
Warren County
Illinois, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1947
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Mary Jane was the fourth of five children born to John and Elizabeth Roberts, and the only girl. She was born in Warren County, Illinois, and the family migrated to Mound Prairie Township in Jasper County, Iowa, about 1870, traveling in a covered wagon.

She married Reuben H. French on 4 Jul 1878 (age 14?) and was living with Reuben in the 1880 census; her brother Wm. E. was living with them as well, and both men are listed as farmers.

Mary Jane and Reuben divorced and she married Samuel H. Blount in April of 1889. They had 7 children: Harry H., Samuel Harvey, Harold M., Helen Irene, Florence M., Warren, and Bernice M. Blount. Samuel is listed as a Coal Operator in the 1900 census, when they had moved to Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa. By 1910 Samuel was a partner in the coal mine, and son Harry worked as a miner.

The family is found in Des Moines also in the 1920, 1925, and 1930 censuses. Samuel d. in Des Moines in 1935, and Mary Jane was buried there after her death in 1947. 
Family links: 
  John Roberts (1832 - 1922)
  Elizabeth Ann Murrell Roberts (1835 - 1917)
  Samuel H Blount (1864 - 1935)
  Samuel Harvey Blount (1893 - 1966)*
  Bernice Marie Blount Cutler (1904 - 1994)*
  Jason Lee Roberts (1859 - 1940)*
  George A Roberts (1861 - 1939)*
  Mary Jane Roberts Blount (1863 - 1947)
*Calculated relationship
Masonic Cemetery
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Blk E
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Originally Created by: Katie Lou
Record added: Feb 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85729642
Mary Jane <i>Roberts</i> Blount
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Mary Jane <i>Roberts</i> Blount
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Mary Jane <i>Roberts</i> Blount
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