Mary L G Angleberger

Tennessee, USA
Death 4 Jan 1931 (aged 76–77)
Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
Burial Galena, Cherokee County, Kansas, USA
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Mary Pasley Craig Treat Pears Angleberger

Mrs. Anglebarger at Rest
Mrs. Mary L. Anglebarger, aged 77 years, died Sunday afternoon at her home at 909 Mineral avenue after an illness of several weeks. She had been a resident of Galena practically all her life. No blood relatives are left. Five stepchildren surviving are John and Charley Craig of Galena, Walter Craig, of Moberly, Mo., Mrs. Julia Montgomery, of Riverton, and another daughter living in California. Mrs. Anglebarger was the mother of John Pasley, who was city clerk of Galena during the boom days. Funeral services were held from the family residence at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Galena cemetery.

The Galena Journal, Galena, Kansas
09 January 1931, Friday, Page 1

Galena Woman Dies.

Galena, Kan., Jan. 5.—Mrs. Mary L. Angleberger, 77 years old, died at 1:35 o'clock Sunday afternoon at her home, 909 Mineral avenue. Mrs. Angleberger had lived in Galena practically all her life.

She is survived by three stepsons, John and Charley Craig, both of Galena, and Walter Craig of Mobley, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Julia Montgomery of Riverton, and another daughter in California; and several grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held a 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home. Burial will be in the Galena cemetery.

Joplin News Herald, Joplin, Missouri
Monday, January 5, 1931,
Page: 5; 7 of 14; Column: 4 of 8.

Biographical Notes:
Mary’s maiden name may have been Cammel or something close to that name. It was the name found on her marriage to John S. Pasley in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri, when they married on March 26, 1871. She was born in Tennessee, her parents most often noted as native of Ireland.

Mary’s next marriage was to John Harrison Craig, a widower, a native Missourian and a Civil War veteran, on December 1, 1874, in Callaway County, Missouri. It is unknown what happened to John Pasley, although the couple did have a son, John E. Pasley, who was with Mary and her husband John Harrison and his children, in the 1880 census, in Danville, Montgomery County, Missouri. The household consisted of John H, Mary, his children Maggie, Annie, Alice, Julia, Walter, and Mary’s son John. About 1890, the family moved to Galena, and then John died in January of 1895.

Mary remained close to her step-children, and was deeply saddened when her son John died in 1900. He had become a fixture in Galena, serving first as a teacher, then as city clerk.

Five years after her husband John died, and after the death of her son John, she married a widower, John Treat, also a Civil War veteran. His wife, too, had died in 1895. Mary and John married on November 12, 1900 in Cherokee County, Kansas. “John Treat and Mrs. Mary L. G. Craig, of East Galena, were united in marriage Monday evening. They are highly respected and their many friends wish them unlimited happiness and prosperity.” The Galena Evening Times, 14 Nov 1900, Wednesday, Page 3. John was a farmer, but opened up a butcher shop in Galena in 1903.

They lived together in Galena at Mary’s home at 909 Mineral, and spent time with their families. They traveled together in 1905 to Denver for a G. A. R. encampment with many other Galenites, including Mary’s stepdaughter, Anna Craig Sissom. And they traveled to visit family. John became ill with “Bright’s Disease” several years before his death on June 14, 1913, and left 2 sons who lived in Colorado, and a brother David in Baxter Springs, as well as his wife Mary when he died. John’s funeral was handled by the Masonic lodge, of which he was a member. He was also a member of the G. A. R. post in Galena. Mary’s stepson, John William Craig, served as the administrator for John Treat’s death years after his death.

Mary then married John Pears, a widower and a native of Canada, on March 19, 1914, in Joplin, Missouri. “Mrs. John Treat of Mineral Ave. and John Pears of Randall, Kansas were married in Joplin on last Wednesday. Mr. Pears is a prominent farmer of Randal, Kan., their many friends wish them a happy voyage o'er life's rough seas.” The Galena Evening Times, 21 March 1914, Saturday, Page 1. But it was not to be smooth sailing, as Mary divorced Mr. Pears for reason of neglect of duty in September 1915.

On February 10, 1916, another John entered Mary’s life: John Angleberger, a native of Maryland, a veteran of the Civil War, a cabinet maker and carpenter, who had been married several times before, and had recently lived in both Kansas and Indianapolis. They sealed their marriage in Ottawa County, Oklahoma. However, their life together was a brief one as John died in November 1919, at their home in Galena, another one fallen ill with “Bright’s Disease”. A daughter, Florence, was a survivor, as was his wife Mary.

Mary was forced to become a survivor, using her resources to maintain her home and life. She was paid to endorse products such as Doan’s Kidney pills, in local newspaper advertisements, and probably believed in them, as two husbands had “found relief” using such “medications”. She filed for a widow’s pension for the service given by John H Craig, John Treat, and John Angleberger, which helped bring in some income.

Mary was entertained by her Craig stepchildren in their homes, and in 1924, she entertained in her home for a Thanksgiving Day family reunion, serving dinner to the Isleys, the Coyles, the Montgomerys, Charles, John, Everett and Homer Craig, and the Gilmores, with many children included. Mary was referred to as the “mother” of most of her Craig stepchildren.

Mary was an active volunteer for the Women’s Relief Corp, the branch supporting the G. A. R. She spent many days caring for husbands who were in the last stages of their lives. An honorable, hard-working survivor of many trials, but also a recipient of much joy in the family relationships she had, and many friends in the community where she lived. Her remains rest peacefully now in another community, with others whom she loved and lost. ~~mjp~~

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