Mariah Alice <I>McNary</I> McDowell   Comer

Mariah Alice McNary McDowell Comer

Birth
Versailles, Brown County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 Nov 1943 (aged 89)
Grady County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Grady County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 57106049 · View Source
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Maria Alice McNary was born 29 Nov 1853 in Versailles, Brown Co, IL, and her date of death was 9 Nov 1943, in Grady [Can't say whether it was Grady Co, or Grady in Jefferson Co, OK].

She first married: James Newton McDowell 22 Dec 1870 in Lamar, Barton Co, MO:
MISSOURI MARRIAGE RECORDS on Ancestry.com and "Barton Co, MO Marriage Records" Book A, p.57 [scroll to right side of page]:
"James N McDowell to M. Alice McNary. This is to certify that James N. McDowell and M Alice McNary, both of the county of Barton, MO were united in holy matrimony by me at the residence of the bride's father on the 22nd day of Dec 1870. Rev X G McD." [James' older brother, Xenophen.]

MISSORI MARRIAGE RECORDS; Barton, Record images for Barton, 1871, Book A, pg. 57
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=1171&iid=vrmmo1833_c588-0033&fn=James+N&ln=Mcdowell&st=d&ssrc=&pid=10622048

After James died, or they divorced [I don't know which] she married Arthur Comer, 17 Feb 1876 in Lamar, Barton Co, MO. [From: Barton Co, MO Marriage Records," Book C, pg. 51.]

This date is questionable [perhaps it was misread], as she shows up in the 1880 census, still named 'McDowell:' age 26, born in IL, daughter, living with her parents and children [husband deceased.] Listed as [name is heavily obscured by tape or some other substance, only an 'M' can be seen on the image, but is probably McDowell, ????.

In the 1900 census, she was living in Joplin, MO as Mariah Comer.
In the 1920 census, she was living in Lemon City, Dade Co, FL, and she still lived there in 1924, from her brother's [James Edgar McNary's] obituary.

In the 1930 census, she was living in Hobart, Kiowa Co, OK: age 76, born in IL, widow, her daughter, Beulah Comer living with her. Listed as Mariah Comer.


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  • Maintained by: NancyPoquette
  • Originally Created by: AL
  • Added: 15 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 57106049
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mariah Alice McNary McDowell Comer (29 Nov 1853–9 Nov 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 57106049, citing Liberty Cemetery, Grady County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by NancyPoquette (contributor 47511280) .