30 September 2008

Mary Ellen Collins Morgan Barber 1901 marriage

Just a few days before Mary Helpher Collin's fall, her daughter Mary Ellen married for the 2nd time to John H. Barber. Below is the text of the newspaper notice.

Pierce City Empire [Pierce Missouri]
September 5, 1901 page 3, column 3

Mr. J. H. Barber and Mrs Mary E. [nee Collins] Morgan, of this city, were married at the Mt. Vernon Hotel, in Mount Vernon, August 26th, Rev. John H. Bright, officiating. Mr Barber and his bride returned to their home in this city last night, and will soon go to Joplin to live, where Misses Bertha and Persis Barber are employed as teachers in the public schools. The Empire, together with the many friends of the family extend congratulations to the bride and groom.

Mary Collins injured in Fall

I just received this from the great people at the Missouri Historical Society, who for a very small fee will do newspaper lookups.

Lockwood Luminary, 30 Aug 1901

The wife of Elder S. L. Collins was quite seriously injured last Monday morning at their home northeast of town. She went to the spring which is a few feet from the door and fell in a swoon partially , in the water and her head struck against a rock in such a manner that blood flowed freely from the wound. Mr Collins went to her assistance as soon as the accident was discovered and the neighbors came to their assistance. Tuesday her condition was better and they were enabled to come to town and visit their son T. Collins. Mr and Mrs Collins are about 80 years of age.

note: Mary Collins died about a year later.