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Mary Cathren "Mary Kay" Varvel Hanes
Birth: Feb. 5, 1855
Adams County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1939
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA

Mary Kay was a daughter of John Wesley Varvel and his wife, Rosa Anna Bowens. She married first to Samuel Veach Hanes a son of Sarah Ann Ross and John Haines. They married circa 1871 in Adams County, Ohio. They had six known children, five of which lived to adulthood. After Sam passed away, Mary married Sam's widowed brother, John M. Haynes. Mary Kay had jet black hair; coal black eyes; a stocky build and ruddy complexion. She stood 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighed 183 pounds. Her death was due to ailments of advance age. She had been seriously ill for two months prior to her death.

FAMILY NOTE: Mary Kay could only write and read at a first grade level, but she could recite the "Holy Scriptures" word for word, chapter by chapter.

REFERENCE NOTE: Eva Irene (nee Hanes) Pierce statements to Corky Logan for school ancestral research project in early 1960's. Irene related that her grandmother smoked a pipe and was part Indian. The only proof of Indian heritage comes from Mary Cathren (nee Varvel) Hanes having to denounce her Indian heritage or move to Oklahoma, this was done circa 1903. Original paper is on file at Iroquois County Genealogical Society. It states Mary Cathren's mother was a halfbreed Iroquois Indian, of Ohio.

DEATH CERTIFICATE: Illinois; Iroquois County, certificate #0000020.

FUNERAL RECORDS: Segur-Knapp Funeral Home; Wateska (Iroquois County), Illinois.

OBITUARY NOTICE: Iroquois County Democrat; article dated February 2, 1939.

♥♥ Thank you all who stop to read about my second great-grandmother's life. I read your kind words and enjoy the tokens left in her memory. May God richly Bless you and yours. ♥♥

Family links: 
  John Wesley Varvel (1826 - ____)
  Rose Ann Bowens Varvel (1817 - 1914)
  Samuel Veach Hanes (1853 - 1924)*
  John M Hanes (1861 - 1940)*
  James Wesley Haines (1872 - 1942)*
  David Quiller Hanes (1874 - 1923)*
  John W. Haynes (1878 - 1940)*
  Charles Kirker Hanes (1880 - 1937)*
  Cary Odle Haines (1885 - 1958)*
  M. Haines (1889 - 1889)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Varvel McClanahan (1843 - 1936)*
  Rachael Rebecca Varvel McClanahan (1846 - 1935)*
  Minerva Jane Varvel Secrist (1851 - 1908)*
  James Vance Varvel (1854 - 1935)*
  Mary Cathren Varvel Hanes (1855 - 1939)
  George Walter Varvel (1856 - 1914)*
  John Wesley Varvel (1862 - 1939)*
  William W. Varvel (1863 - 1907)*
  Harvey W. Varvel (1868 - 1915)*
  Stephen Ode Varvel (1871 - 1954)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: DEATH-Age: 84 years 11 months 23 days
Body Cemetery
Iroquois County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Middle Section; Row 22
Created by: M. Richards
Record added: Apr 21, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8661758
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 Added: Feb. 5, 2017
Happy Birthday, dear second Great-Grandmother.
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