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 Adelaide Martha “Addie” <I>Jennings</I> Waln

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Adelaide Martha “Addie” Jennings Waln

  • Birth 29 Aug 1876 Washington County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 15 Nov 1947 Canton, McPherson County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Canton, McPherson County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 113008118

Daughter of--
Nathan Brownfield Jennings
Elizabeth Jane Findley Jennings

Born the 3rd of six children of her parents.

Childen of her parents marriage (list is work in progress)--
Elizabeth May "Bessie" Jennings Wilson 1874 – 1956
Adelaide Martha "Addie" Jennings Waln 1876 – 1947
David Ambrose Jennings 1879 – 1941
Abel Archie Jennings 1885 – 1950
Henry Ralph Jennings 1887 – 1957


At age 43. on 4 Sep 1919, in Hale Center, Texas, at the home of her older sister (Elizabeth May "Bessie" Jennings Wilson), "Addie" married John Mathew Waln [age 43, widower, of deceased wife Clara Jane Johnson Waln (1881-1917)]. "Addie" never had any children, but helped nurture and raise the childen of her new husband.



In 1910, "Addie" was living with her mother (Elizabeth Jane Findley Jennings) in McPherson County, Kansas; and working as a pubic school teacher and was unmarried. "Addie" had completed 3 years of college education.

SPECIAL NOTE: Addie's older sister (Mary Grace Jennings Scott) also worked as a school teacher for a time and then married at age 17 to school teacher James Alfred Scott. Later James Alfred Scott turned his hand to working in a store and merchandising and later as a farmer after getting land from the Oklahoma Land "Run". [James Alfred Scott and wife Mary Grace Jennings Scott are my 1st great grandparents. (dht)]

In 1920, "Addie" lived with "her newly wed spouse" John Mathew Waln in Canton, McPherson, Kansas, where John was working as a farmer. Some of John's children that resided in the household (Addie's step chidren) were:
Beuhla Waln age 18
Beatrice Waln age 16
Lila Waln age 15
Leonard Waln age 11
Marietta Waln age 9
Irene Waln age8

In 1925, "Addie" resided in Canton, McPherson, Kansas, with her spouse John Waln (age 49 and farming) and some of his children by his 1st wife (Leonard Waln age 16), (Marietta Waln age 14), and (Irene Waln age 13).

In 1930, "Addie" resided in Canton, McPherson, Kansas, with her spouse John (age 54 and still farming) and his daughter (Irene Waln age 18 unmarried). Also living with them in the household was Addie's father (Nathaniel Brownfield Jennings age 85 and widowed).

In 1940, "Addie" resided in Canton, McPherson, Kansas, with her spouse John (age 64, still farming and working 48 hours per week, 52 weeks out of the year, and earning income at it during the WW II). Also, residing in the household was Frances Calham (age 13, born about 1927 in Iowa, and listed as a "foster son").


"Addie" predeceased her spouse John Mathew Waln. John arranged for her funeral and she was buried in the same cemetery as his 1st wife. John Mathew Waln passed away in 1955 and was laid to rest in the Canton Cemetery, in Canton, McPherson, Kansas, with his two helpmates and wives.


A very special Thank You to Cindy Crane for the grave marker photo that was taken on Thanksgiving 2013 and posted to this memorial for my Family Member "Addie"


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  • Created by: Dorothy Hazel Tarr
  • Added: 28 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113008118
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Adelaide Martha “Addie” Jennings Waln (29 Aug 1876–15 Nov 1947), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113008118, citing Canton Township Cemetery, Canton, McPherson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Dorothy Hazel Tarr (contributor 47776571) .