01 May 2012

Mary Ellen Collins Update

I recently found Mary Ellen Collins death certificate.
Mary Ellen Collins was the daughter of Stephen L. & Mary Marie Helfer Collins.
From her death certificate.
Mary Ellen Boss (widow of Elisha Boss)
born: 12 Oct 1853 [note most sources say 1854], in Indiana.
died: 25 Nov 1938, at, Harrison Hospital, Lamar, Barton Co., MO
died of: Cardio, Renal Vascular disease.
burial: East Cemetery on 27 Nov 1938
Occupation: Practical Nurse
father: Stephen L. Collins b. NY     mother: Marie Helpher b. PA
Informant: Mrs A. Beeson of Lamar MO
[note: Mrs A. Beeson is Mary's daughter: Nellie Mae Morgan Upton Beeson]

In 1930 Mary E. Boss was living as a roomer with Luther E. Brown, at 601 S. Walnut St, Lamar, Barton Co., MO.
She is listed as age 75, widowed, first married at age 19 yrs, born in IN, Father born in NY, Mother born in OH.  No occupation listed.