Saturday, October 23, 2010

Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Ann Gilbert

Source : The Hennessey Clipper, Hennessey, Oklahoma, December 7, 1933, page 6


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Gilbert, who passed away suddenly the evening of November 28th, were held from the M.E. church, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  The services were conducted by Rev. Grant, pastor, assisted by Rev. H.M. James, of Watonga, a former pastor of the Hennessey church.  Many old friends and neighbors attended to pay their respects to one who had shared the difficulties and privations of a new country and also the pleasures resulting from the firm friendships and the neighborly interests one with another of those early days.

Those from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. Jamison, Post Commander of the American Legion at Three Sands, and Mrs. Jamison; John Jackson, Alex, Okla., Mrs. Alice Mauk, Mrs. Laura Cochran, Mrs. Mildred Ross, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Davis, and Mrs. Verda Weimer, of Kingfisher; Mrs. Dan Nelson of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. Karl Snider, of Quannah, Texas, and Joe Shearer, of Enid.

Interment was made in the Hennessey cemetery following the services.


Mary Ann Beals, daughter of John and Mary Beals, was born March 27, 1859, in Hamilton county, Indiana, and departed this life November 28, 1833. [sic]

When a young woman, she went to Nebraska to teach school, and there met and was married to Joseph E. Gilbert, February 27, 1884, at Humboldt, Nebraska.  To this union was born one son and two daughters.  Gertrude Marie, who was taken to her heavenly home on November 22, 1902; Clinton B. Gilbert, of Three Sands, Oklahoma, and Constance F. Jackson, of Hennessey.

The first years of Mr. and Mrs. Gilberts married life was spent in Nebraska.  From there they moved to Oklahoma and later removed to Kansas.  Then in 1907 they returned to Oklahoma, where their last years were spent together.

Almost four years ago, on February 9, 1930, after a long illness, Mr. Gilbert joined Gertrude Marie, in their home beyond.

By birthright, Mrs. Gilbert was a member of the Quaker church, her mother and father being Quakers.

In later years she moved to Humboldt, Nebraska, and there being no Quaker church, she transferred her membership to the Methodist church.  She always transferred her membership as she moved to different localities and she remained a faithful member of the Methodist church until the day of her death.

While residing in Kansas, Mrs. Gilbert was an active Rebekah.  She became a member of the Order of the Eastern Star soon after returning to Oklahoma, holding the office of Electa for many years.

She leaves to mourn her departure one son, one daughter, two granddaughters, one brother - Frank Beals - and a host of devoted friends.


Thanks to Jean Whiteneck for obtaining this obituary for me.  Mary Ann (Beals) Gilbert was my maternal 3rd-great grandaunt, daughter of John T. and Mary (Davis) Beals, and the younger sister of my Nathan T. Beals.

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