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*Mary Hannah Douglass

Female 1864 - 1953  (88 years)


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  • Name *Mary Hannah Douglass  [1
    Born 12 May 1864  Whitesville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Feb 1953  Wingate, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 14 Feb 1953  Masonic Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I7106  My Genealogy

    Father Jeremiah M. Douglass, III,   b. 28 May 1832, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1907, 75 Yrs. Old; New Market, Montgomery County, Indiana; Age 75 Years Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Martha Jane Mitchell,   b. 24 Feb 1832, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1914, New Market, Montgomery County, Indiana; Age 81 Years Old Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 11 Mar 1856  Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Washington Burk,   b. 9 Jun 1859, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1939, Alamo, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 3 Sep 1884  Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alice Sylvia Burk,   b. 16 Mar 1894, Brown Twp; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1985, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     2. Amanda Jane Burk,   b. 19 Oct 1888, Brown Twp; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1950, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     3. Bertha Susan Burk,   b. 9 Mar 1903, Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1972, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Cora Viona Burk,   b. Brown Twp; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. George Washington Burk, Jr.,   b. 29 Dec 1898, Brown Twp; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1973, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. John Franklin Burk,   b. 7 Mar 1887, Brown Twp; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1959, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Jesse Pearl Burk,   b. 16 Aug 1892, Brown Twp; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1986, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     8. Clara Emily Burk,   b. 3 Jul 1885, Brown Twp; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1968, Wingate, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     9. Martha Nora Rebecca Burk,   b. 13 Oct 1890, Brown Twp; Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1906, Russellville, Putnam County, Indiana; 16 Years Old Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     10. *Jerry Jeremiah Caleb Burk,   b. 19 Aug 1896, Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1984, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     11. Bill William James Lewis Burk,   b. 9 Oct 1906, Russellville, Putnam County, Indiana Close To South Montgomery County Border. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1965, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F8704  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1880 Federal Census Indiana
      Mary H. DOUGLAS Household Female
      Other Information: Birth Year <1863> Birthplace IN Age 17 OccupationMarital Status S Race W Head of Household JeremiahDOUGLAS Relation Dau Father's Birthplace IN Mother'sBirthplace IN
      Source Information: Census Place Union, Montgomery, Indiana FamilyHistory Library Film 1254300 NA Film Number T9-0300 Page Number 301D

      Source: Article in the Montgomery County History Book 929.2; 1823 -1988; pages 109 - 110
      Crawfordsville Library, Montgomery county, Indiana
      "Mary Hanna (Douglass) Burk was born on the dirt floor of her parentslog cabin home in the area of Whitesville, Montgomery County, Indiana. Stories passed down paint a classic picture of an uneducated, hardworking, and warm hearted product of the 19th Century.
      Following the death of her husband .... She could often be foundtending her garden at home, barefooted and in long sleeves and bonnetto prevent sunburn. She had a knack for children. A crying babywould stop fussing almost immediately in Mary Hanna's caring arms.Her arm was loaded with antiques, including a pump organ and an oldVictrola crank type record player.
      In her old age, she wore false teeth, which she abhorred, and took outwhenever she ate! She was fond of sweet potatoes and enjoyed makingblackberry and raspberry jam. She loved bacon, too, and was sure todrain the grease from every batch, then soak it up with a big piece ofbread and eat it.
      Despite her lack of education, she loved reading...mostly newspapersand the Bible. Grandchildren often saw her stooped over thescriptures, magnifying glass in hand, sounding out the larger words inher high-pitched voice. She stayed close to her beloved descendantsby often staying in the homes of her children for up to six weeks at atime.
      When she died on Feb. 12, 1953, the first grandsons through each ofher children acted as pall bearers at her funeral in Wingate. MaryHanna's life had spanned the administrations of 18 Presidents, fromLincoln to Eisenhower." [Transcribed by, SLJuhl, 27 Oct 2005]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1071] Mary Hannah Douglas/s Source.