Mary <I>Kumler</I> Landis

Mary Kumler Landis

Millville, Butler County, Ohio, USA
Death 26 Oct 1912 (aged 80)
Cass County, Indiana, USA
Burial Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, USA
Plot 12- -
Memorial ID 34816327 · View Source
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Mrs. Mary Kumler Landis, widow of
Dr. Abraham H. Landis, died at 11:60
yesterday morning at the family residence
in 1700 Market street, aged 80
years. Death was due to, organic
heart trouble and followed an ex-
tended period of indisposition. Al-
though she had been ailing In health
for the last eleven months, Mrs. Lan-
dis had of late seemed somewhat in-
proved and a week ago yesterday en-
joyed a long automobile ride about
the city.
At her bedside when she died were
her daughters, Catherine and Frances
Landis, who have been the constant
and devoted attendants of their
mother during her illness.
In the immediate family, besides
the daughters, are the sons, Charles
B., Judge Kenesaw Mountain, Walter,
John and Frederick; None of the sons
was at home when she died and the
news reached each by telegraph save
Kenesaw, who had come to this city
yesterday morning for his regular
weekly visit with his mother and
learned of her death as he stepped
from the train. At the station when
he arrived was the automobile he had
ordered, having planned to enjoy the
afternoon with his mother in the ma-
Mrs. Landis was universally known
and respected in Logansport and Cass
county. She, was one of the pioneers
of this city. She was of unusual resourcefulness
and strength of character,
was the companion and Counselor
of her sons throughout all the
years of their active careers. They
have always credited to their mother's
influence whatever success has been
Mrs. Landis was born August 27,
1832, in Millvillie, Ohio, and was the
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Kum-
ler. In 1850 she was united in marriage
with Dr. Abraham H Landis at Millvillie,
Ohio, where the couple resided
until 1875, when the family removed
to this city. Of the seven children
born to this union all
were born in Butier county, Ohio.
Dr. Landis enlisted in the army as
surgeon in the Thirty-fifth Ohio
regiment and saw much service during
the civil war.
Mrs. Landis was a "war mother",
raising her family and caring for
them at home while husband served
the Union.
Judge K. M. Landis of Chicago was
enroute to this city to spend Sunday
with his mother when the death oc-
curred. It was his intention in com-
ing to the city to see that Mrs. Landis
taken for a ride. He received the
news of the death when he stepped
from the train.
In Chicago Judge Landis left his
son, Reed Landis, 17, suffering with a
fractured collar bone received in a
football game at the high school he
attends. The accident occurred Friday.
Miss Susanne Landis, daughter of
Judge Landis, and her mother; will
come here probably today. It is not
known if the son will be able to
Dr.Landis of Cincinnati came
here from Richmond, Ind., where
he had gone Friday to be pressent
at a meeting addressed by Frederick Lan-
dis in his campaign for lieutenant Gov-
ernor on the progressive ticket. Dr.
Landis waited in Richmond for the
arrival of his daughter, Miss Mary
Landis, who met him there, and then
came to this city.
Fredrick Landis was located
in Muncie, Ind., through the progressive
speakers bureau and canceling all his
speaking dates hurried for this city,
reaching here at 4 o'clock yesterday
Charles B. Landis was in Wilmington,
Del., when notified and is expected
to reach this city today.
The only one of the sons who, will be
absent is Walter Landis. He is
now in Porto Rico, a ten days journey,
and although notified would not
be able to reach here for the
Besides her immediate family Mrs.
Landis is survived by three brothers,
C. J. S. Kumler, Peru; Jacob Kumler,
Seven Mile, O., and Rev. Luther Kum-
ler, Mechaniceburg, a sister, Mrs.
George Funkhouser of Dayton, O.

Bio by: Deb Minniear Rush

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  • Created by: Mark - Cass County
  • Added: 14 Mar 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 34816327
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Kumler Landis (27 Aug 1832–26 Oct 1912), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34816327, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Mark - Cass County (contributor 50564745) .