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 Mary <I>Barker</I> Adey

Mary Barker Adey

Pittington, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
Death 2 Mar 1930 (aged 93)
Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
Burial Colfax, Jasper County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 17732934 · View Source
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Wife of John S.Adey.

Loving mother of:
John W.,
Eleanor "Ellen"(Johnson),
Catherine (Gunn),
and Belle "Annie" (Eggebrecht).

Family records indicate that Mary Barker Adey is buried in this cemetery but there is no record of burial at the cemetery.

Picture on right with Susan Hunt Tann wife of Charles H.Tann.

Obituary: Oskaloosa, IA.
Mary Barker was born September 26,1836, at Pettington, England, and died March 2,1930, at Oskaloosa, Iowa, at the age of 93 years, five months and four days.
On Sept. 10, 1858, she was united in marriage to John Adey at Old Seaham church in Seaham Harbor and spent the early years of her married life in her native country, England. In 1881 she with her husband and family emigrated to America and settled at Cable, Ill., where they lived until 1884. At that time they moved to Iowa.
In 1908 at Colfax, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Adey celebrated their golden wedding anniversary surrounderd by their children, grand-children, and great grand-children. In the fall of 1916 Mr. Adey died at Seevers, Iowa, and since that time Mrs. Adey has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Hugh Gunn, at Colfax and her son, John Adey, in Oskaloosa.
She was the mother of nine children, four of whom preceeded her in death. The five surviving children are John W. Adey of Oskaloosa, Mrs. Ellen Johnson of Vancouver Island, Mrs. H.A. Gunn of Colfax, Nick Adey of Colfax, and Mrs. Belle Eggebrecht of Milwaukee, Wis.
These, together with 14 grand-children and 23 great-grand-children survive. She was a life-long member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 5, at the Methodist Church in Colfax, after a prayer service held at the Wilcox-Galrland chapel here in the morning. Burial was made in the family lot in the Colfax cemetery.

*Note: We have searched records and hunted the cemetery for the graves of John S. & Mary Barker Adey. Obituaries all indicate they are buried here in a family plot. Son Nicholas is buried here with a large area of empty graves near him but no markers. Also other family members close to this but still no markers.
These would be my second great grantparents if anyone wishes to contact me see my address on my bio page.

*This is my 2nd great grandmother, if you are related feel free to contact me through my link below.

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  • Created by: Laural N. D.
  • Added: 28 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17732934
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Barker Adey (26 Sep 1836–2 Mar 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17732934, citing Colfax Cemetery, Colfax, Jasper County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Laural N. D. (contributor 46770490) .