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Mary Louiza Griffith Adams
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Birth: Jun. 26, 1861
Daviess County
Indiana, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1943
Henry County
Missouri, USA


Middle initial also seen as "E".
Place of birth shown as "Ohio" on some census records.

82Y 4M 3D

Dau of William Jasper Griffith and Elizabeth Clark, both of OH.

m1: Dr. Charles Remick Stewart March 6 1879, Benton Co MO., in home of her uncle. Charles was born Dec 18 1830.

Their ch:
-Charles William J. 1880-1962/Paul Cem.
-Mary Ellen 1882-1956/Paul Cem.
-Benjamin Franklin Butler 1884-1967/Mound Grove Cem.
-Elmer Barto 1887-1971/Paul Cem.

Note: Per Osceola newspapers, Dr. Stewart went to Osceola each year for three years trying to finalize his divorce from Delilah, his first wife, in order to marry Mary. Lore has it that Mary's father sold Mary to Dr. Stewart for 40 acres of land. She was a teenager and Dr. Stewart was disabled.*

Charles died as a result of a horse and buggy accident in 1886.

m2: Thomas Joseph Boston in KY abt 1889. Thomas was born Jul 1871, KY per 1900 census.

-Joseph W. (aka John W.) June 1890/MO-
-Belle Elisabeth Sep 1893/MO- (m: MILLER, DEAN)
-James T. Apr 1896/MO-

m 3: Martin/Morton* Adams bet 1910-1918. He died bef. June 1920.

1900 census Jasper Co MO: BOSTON Thomas J/28/Jul 1871, Mary E/28/Jun 1871, Joseph W/9/Jun 1990, Belle E/6, James T/4, STEWART Charles/20/Feb 1880/stepson, Elmer B./16/Apr 1884/stepson. Married 10 years, Mary has 7 of 7 children living.
Note, ages for Tom and Mary should be 38, birthyears of 1861, and date of Apr 1884 for Elmer was birthdate for his older brother, Benjamin.
Nearby is Mary's father, W.J. Griffith/68/widower and Mary's son STEWART B.F.B.{Frank}/16/gr-son is in that household

1910 Anderson Co TX: BOSTON Thos J/47/KY, Mary/47/OH, John W/19, Elizabeth/16, James T/14

1918: Mary's son, Charles William Stewart, was living with his mother, Mary Adams, in Hedge, Lafayette Co., MO, when he registered for the WW I draft in Sept. 1918.

1920 census Jackson Co MO: ADAMS Mary L./59/wd, mother-in-law and son BOSTON Jim, brother-in-law with DEAN John B/22, Bell E/26, Clara B/4, MILLER Tom B/8, DEAN Hazel E/11, BASTIAN/24. {note: Belle E. was dau of Thomas J. and Mary L. Boston.}

1930 Bates Co., Rich Hill: ADAMS Mary/68 is in home of her dau DEAN Belle/35/div/laundress, Clara Belle/14/TX, Junior/9/MO, Jason/7/MO, MILLER Tom*/18/roomer/laborer. Nearby is Mary's son STEWART Frank/46, Emma/44, twins Carl and Coy/17 and Dorothy/7.
{note: Tom Miller is Belle Dean's son from her first marriage. Belle is shown as divorced - her husband - John Bass Dean - was a bank robber, and in prison; they did not divorce. After he was released, Belle and John moved to California to be near their family.)

Mo. death cert: ADAMS, Mary L. GRIFFITH - 82Y 4M 3D widowed white female - born: Jun 26 1861 Montgomery Co, OH - died: Oct 29 1943 Huntingdale, Henry Co, MO - father: W. J. Griffith, born Ohio - mother: Elizabeth Clark, born Ohio - spouse: Martin Adams - informant: P. L. Stewart, Clinton, MO - cause: cirrhosis of liver - buried: Oct 31 1943 Carrsville Cemetery, Henry Co, MO - filed as: Mary L. Adams, state file no: 34835
(transcribed death cert from Henry Co. website, used with permission)

*note: Mary's great granddau, Janet, indicates she has viewed photo of Mary's 3rd husband with the name "Morton Adams" written across it. Photo in possession of C. Stewart, Springfield. *Thanks to Janet for providing background on marriage between Mary and Dr. Stewart.

Thanks to Wilene for providing link to her rootsweb Muck/Stewart family file for some of this information.
Family links: 
  William Jasper Griffith (1837 - 1920)
  Charles Remmick Stewart (1830 - 1886)
  Charles William Stewart (1880 - 1962)*
  Mary Ellen Stewart Stoneking (1882 - 1956)*
  Benjamin Franklin Butler Stewart (1884 - 1967)*
  Elmer Barto Stewart (1886 - 1971)*
  Belle Elizabeth Boston Dean (1894 - 1961)*
  Mary Louiza Griffith Adams (1861 - 1943)
  Wesley Elmer Griffith (1875 - 1969)*
*Calculated relationship
Carrsville Cemetery
Henry County
Missouri, USA
Created by: LaDon Brennan
Record added: Nov 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44330318
Mary Louiza <i>Griffith</i> Adams
Added by: Janet
Mary Louiza <i>Griffith</i> Adams
Added by: LaDon Brennan
Mary Louiza <i>Griffith</i> Adams
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Forget Me Nots for my Great Grandmother
- Janet
 Added: Jan. 17, 2010

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