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 Mary <I>Rupely</I> Bear

Mary Rupely Bear

Birth
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Feb 1906 (aged 77)
Plano, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Burial Plano, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 64334050 · View Source
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Mrs. Mary Bowman was born on the 20th day of February, 1828, in Cumberland Co. Penn. Her maiden name was Miss Mary Rupely. The given name of her parents are unknown. She was married to Samuel Bear, January 9th, 1849. They moved from Pennsylvania to Illinois about the close of the same year, where they resided for five years. In the year 1864 (this should be 1854) they moved from Illinois to Iowa where they resided for ten years. They left Iowa and went to California in December, 1863, where Mr. Bear died on April 6, 1864. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Bear returned with her family to Pennsylvania. Returning again to Iowa one year later. In the year 1868, she was married to Josiah Bowman. There were ten children born by her first marriage, six boys and four girls, and one by her second marriage. Four of these have died. She was converted at the age of sixteen years and united with the M.E. church, of which she was a member, until the year 1868, then she united with the Little Flock Baptist church and was a member of that church at the time of her death. She died at her home in Johns Township on February 10th, 1906, age 77 years, 11 months and 21 days. She leaves seven children, three sons and four daughters. Viz, Messrs S.R. Bear, A.L. Bear, G.B. Bear and Mesdames A.J. Wilson, M.A. Day, C.E. Lyon and Ida L. Awalt. These with many intimate friends and neighbors, mourn her loss.

The funeral services were held on Monday, February 12th at 11 o'clock, at the l(L)ittle Flock Baptist church, conducted by pastor, Rev. E.J. McCune. The remains were inter(r)ed in the Cross Roads Cemetery

Obituary from the Centerville Iowegian.


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  • Created by: Cherie
  • Added: 17 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64334050
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Rupely Bear (20 Feb 1828–10 Feb 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64334050, citing Crossroads Cemetery, Plano, Appanoose County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Cherie (contributor 47418721) .