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.