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 Mary B <I>Linn</I> Barnum

Mary B Linn Barnum

Death 8 Jul 1902 (aged 76)
Burial Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 24030003 · View Source
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Mary's first marriage was to Hugh Montgomery in Pennsylvania. They had three children - Sarah (m. Charles Harry) and Jennie that are buried in Chatsworth and an infant son buried in Pennsylvania. After he died she and the girls came to Illinois with her parents.

Mary was the daughter of Thomas and Rachel (Leyman) Linn. Her siblings were William M., Joseph A. (m. Mary Simcox), John C. (m. Drusilla Linn), William T. (m. Mary Brickley, Sarah Compton), James Harr (m. Jane Parkhurst), Sarah H. (m. Henry Sanders), Martha M. and George W. Linn.

Her grandparents were Andrew and Martha (Polk) Linn and Michael and Rachel (Neal) Leyman.

Mary and Charles Barnum were married Feb. 11, 1858 in Kendall County, Illinois.

Obit courtesy of "Chatsworth Illinois Memories"

Chatsorth Plaindealer, Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois. July 11, 1902


Mrs. Mary B. Barnum died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Harry, in the north part of town, on Tuesday, July 8, after being in feeble health for many years.
Deceased was born February 6, 1826, in Clinton County, Pa., and was married in 1845 to Hugh Montgomery. Two daughters and one son were born of the union. The son and Mr. Montgomery died and were buried in Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Sarah Harry and Jennie Montgomery, both of this city, being the daughters.
Our subject came to Illinois in 1856, and in 1858 she was united in marriage with Charles Barnum, in Kendall county. The issue of this marriage was six children, namely; Martha Ballinger, Putnam, deceased; Frank; Lida Hackett and Ida Miller, twins; and William. The family came to this county in 1863, and settled on the farm in Charlotte township, where they have made their home since. On July 1, 1872, Mr. Barnum was killed. the tumbling-rod of a corn sheller broke loose and struck him in the head, killing him instantly. Mrs. Barnum was raised a Methodist, but united with the United Brethern church thirty-five years ago.
The funeral was held on Thursday morning at the M.E. church in this city, Rev. Nenager, of the United Brethern church of Cullom, officiating, assisted by Rev. Fitz Henry, of the Methodist church of this city, and the remains were laid to rest in Chatsworth cemetery.

Unknown newspaper:

"Death of a Chatsworth Lady

Mrs. Mary Barnum was born Feb. 6, 1826 and died July 8, 1902 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Harry, in Chatsworth. Mrs. Barnum was married to Hugh Montgomery about the year 1845. To them one son and two daughters were born. The son and also the husband died in Pennsylvania. Her second Marriage was to Charles Barnum about the year 1858. To this union six children were born, five of which are yet living and all but one, Mrs. Alf Miller, of Pontiac, who is said to be very sick, were at the funeral of their mother. Mrs. Barnum came to Illinois about the year 1856 when this country was yet comparatively new and may be reconed among the pioneers of the State. For 35 years she was a member of the U. B. church and the itinerant preacher was always welcome at her home. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church at Chatsworth by Rev. J. L. Neniger, of Cullom, assisted by Rev. Fitz Henry, pastor of the M. E. church of Chatsworth and Rev. DeLaGardie, pastor of the M. E. church, of Piper City. A large concourse of people were present at the funeral services and the floral offerings were many and very beautiful."

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  • Maintained by: Jan Dishon
  • Originally Created by: William E. "Bill" Robinson
  • Added: 18 Jan 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24030003
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary B Linn Barnum (6 Feb 1826–8 Jul 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24030003, citing Chatsworth-Charlotte Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jan Dishon (contributor 46540587) .