Mary <I>Nevin</I> Kent

Mary Nevin Kent

Northumberland, England
Death 5 Feb 1932 (aged 74)
Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Plot ROE_79_15_4
Memorial ID 79822366 · View Source
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Rock Springs Rocket, Feb 11, 1932
Services For Mrs. Mary Kent Were Sunday Elks Home
Well Known Pioneer Woman Succumbs to Pneumonia

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kent, 74 years, resident of Rock Springs section for 41 years, were held Sunday at the Elks Home, at 2 p.m. Rev. Hubert Webster of the Methodist Church officiated.

Mrs. Kent died at her home, the widely known Kent ranch, 10 miles south of Rock Springs, Friday at 12:10 a.m. She died of pneumonia with which she was stricken a week prior although she had been in failing health the last several years. The last time she was in Rock Springs was early in December.

Mrs. Kent was the wife of the late William Kent and mother of former Sweetwater county State Representative John Kent.

Was Born In England

Mrs. Kent was born in Northumberland, England, May 11, 1857. Her maiden name was Mary Nevin. She married William Kent at Northumberland March 3, 1876 and came with their three eldest children to Rock Springs Feb. 22, 1891. Mr. Kent had come here several years before and prior to her arrival had purchased what has since become known as the Kent ranch. The property was railroad land on which the late Alex Blair previously had “squatted.” Mr. Kent took the land by paying for its improvements. He died Aug. 7, 1929.

Mr. and Mrs. Kent celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their ranch home March 3, 1926.

She is survived by her two sons, John and Henry Kent, and two daughters, Margaret Ann and Mary Jane Kent, all residing in this community. Also two sisters, Mrs. John Beatty and Mrs. Thomas Dale, and one brother, Henry Nevin, residing in England.

Many Attend Funeral

Many friends of the Kent family attended the funeral Sunday and there were many floral tributes which bespoke the esteem in which this pioneer woman was held in the community in which she had spent the greater part of her life.

Members of the Methodist choir, directed by Karl Winchell, sang “Nearer My God To Thee,” “Rock of Ages,” and “Abide With Me.” Pallbearers were C.L. Agnew, Robert D. Murphy, Guy T. Rife, Albert Walters, John Taylor, and William Griffiths.

Interment, in charge of the Rogan mortuary, was in the Kent family plot in Mountain View cemetery.

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  • Created by: Angela Cable
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 79822366
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Nevin Kent (11 May 1857–5 Feb 1932), Find a Grave Memorial no. 79822366, citing Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Angela Cable (contributor 47277708) .