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Mary Adaline Varner Barber
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Birth: Jul. 31, 1861
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1938
Wood River
Madison County
Illinois, USA

Woman Known Here Dies At Wood River

Mrs. Mary A. Barber of 420 Lorena Ave., Wood River died at her home there Thursday evening at 5:45 o' clock after a lingering illness of eight months.

She was born on what is now the Ryan farm three miles west of Edwardsville, on July 31, 1861 and had attained the age of 77 years, 6 months and 8 Days. She was married to George Barber on Sept. 26, 1884. He preceded her in death a number of years ago.

Two children were born to them, one dying in infancy. The surviving son, Marshall B. Barber, lives in Grand Blane, Mich. A number of nieces and nephews live in this vincinity. Two sisters, Mrs. Josephine Ryan and Mrs. Lizzie Lane preceded her in death.

The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church in Wood River. Bural will be at the Wanda Cemetery. The body will be at the Marks-Weber Funeral Home in Wood River.

Pallbearers will be a nephew, Elmer Lane, and five grand-nephews, Clarence Ryan, LaVern Meyer, Delbert Meyer, Charles Schroeder and Elder Larson.

Edwardsville Intelligencer, Friday, February 10, 1939


Mary A Barber was also married Isaac C Harshbarger, although not noted in the obituary.

She married George Barber (the son of Lyman Barber and Elizabeth Ann Judy) on 25 Sep 1884 in Edwardsville and divorced him in 1897.

There is also a family photo of Mary, George, Marshall and a young boy. That might be the child that died in infancy.

[Davis Family Data] 
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  Joel Jackson Varner (1826 - 1885)
  Nancy Rowena Murphy Varner (1822 - 1893)
  Isaac Clay Harshbarger (1840 - 1923)
  George A. Barber (1860 - 1900)*
  Marshall Bernice Barber (1891 - 1973)*
  Nancy Roena Varner Weishaubt (1848 - 1891)*
  Josephine Varner Ryan (1848 - 1931)*
  Julia Varner (1849 - ____)*
  James H Varner (1850 - 1910)*
  Elizabeth Varner Lane (1854 - 1938)*
  Jacob E Varner (1857 - ____)*
  Robert C Varner (1859 - 1916)*
  Mary Adaline Varner Barber (1861 - 1938)
*Calculated relationship
Note: No stone or marker. Buried in the Ryan Family Plot.
Wanda Cemetery
South Roxana
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Sandra
Record added: Nov 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62231461
Mary Adaline <i>Varner</i> Barber
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Mary Adaline <i>Varner</i> Barber
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Mary Adaline <i>Varner</i> Barber
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and George A Barber is buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. He died in 1900.
- Susan M. Goerke Ball
 Added: Jul. 25, 2012
RIP Mary. - also a 3rd husband, she states in 1910 Census that Isaac is her 3rd marriage.
- Susan M. Goerke Ball
 Added: Jul. 25, 2012

- Jane Denny
 Added: Nov. 28, 2010
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