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 Mary Jane <I>Stewart</I> Bottum

Mary Jane Stewart Bottum

Ripon, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 8 Mar 1908 (aged 45)
Arizona, USA
Burial Burdette, Hand County, South Dakota, USA
Plot Blk 1 Lot 42 Gr 5
Memorial ID 50638329 · View Source
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Mary (Stewart) Bottum was born in Wisconsin, the daughter of Elisha C. & Minnie (Klampee) Stewart. She attended college in Ripon, Wisconsn, where she studied art. She married George R. Bottum in 1889. They were the parents of Stewart, Sheldon, George R. Jr, Clark, and Carroll.

Her life in Burdette Twp., Hand Co., South Dakota was in the true tradition of pioneer women, rearing a family, sustaining religion and bringing culture to the new and wild country. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Burdette, and her hobby was painting.

She suffered from tuberculosis and had gone to Arizona to regain her health, where she died in 1908. Mary's half-sister, Alice (Stewart) McDonald and husband Louis, took the youngest boy, Carroll, and raised him from the age of four. George Bottum kept his other four boys together and raised them.

*From family bio in Bring On The Pioneers-1978

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  • Maintained by: Carolyn Bingham Rosemore
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 50638329
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Jane Stewart Bottum (Sep 1862–8 Mar 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50638329, citing Burdette Cemetery, Burdette, Hand County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Bingham Rosemore (contributor 46488677) .