Obit: Shanks, Mary A. (1844 - 1915)

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----Source: GREENWOOD GLEANER (Greenwood, Wis.) 07/15/1915

Shanks, Mary A. (29 FEB 1844 - 30 JUN 1915)

Mary Ann Robinson was born in Ontario, Canada, Feb. 29, 1844, the daughter of Wm. And Lucy Robinson. Her girlhood days were spent there until the summer of 1871 when she came to Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. In Oct. 1871 she was married to Alexander Shanks, whose death occurred about eighteen years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Shanks moved onto a farm in the town of Eaton, Clark County, and here cleared a home in the forest. Six children were born to them, three of which died in infancy.

About twenty years ago the family moved to this city, where they made their home until two years ago, when Mrs. Shanks moved to Eau Claire to live with her son.

Deceased was a woman of a loving, kindhearted disposition and was always a Christian and faithful member of the M.E. church, at which place the funeral sermon was pronounced by Rev. J.S. Willmarth on Sunday, July 4th, her death having taken place on Wednesday previous.

She leaves three children, Dave and Lucy of Eau Claire and Mrs. Frank Plecity of Gilman, to mourn the departure of a true and faithful mother. One brother, Edward Robinson, still resides on the old home farm in Canada.

Deceased was seventy-one years of age.

Burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.



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