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Mary Elizabeth Stone 114,115

  • Born: 20 September 1844, Rochester, Monroe County, New York 116,117,118
  • Marriage: John Capen 8 November 1866 in Grundy County, Illinois 113
  • Died: 21 July 1912 at age 67 117,118
  • Buried: After 21 July 1912, Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois at Onarga Cemetery 117


Mary Elizabeth Stone first married John Capen. They were divorced, and she second married Henry Harrison Clark in 1889.

Leader & Review
Onarga, Illinois
July 26, 1912
p. 1

Death of Mrs. H.H. Clark

Mary Elizabeth Stone, second child of Charles and Amanda Stone, was born at Rochester, N.Y., Sept. 20, 1844, and passed to the Eternal Building, July 21st, 1912, having spent 67 years, 10 mos., and one day in the temporary building of clay.

When about sixteen years old, she came with her parents to Morris in Grundy Co., Illinois. She was united in marriage to John Capen, Nov. 8th, 1866 and moved on a farm near Adrian, Michigan. To this union was born Hattie May, now wife of John Stevens, of Terre Haute, Ind., Charles Stone Capen, Mary Eliza, who died June 2, 1889, Carrie Amelia, wife of Ira Lindsey of Onarga, and Herbert Nathan of Buchanan, Michigan. In 1874, on account of the death of her husband, she moved back to the old home in Morris.

In 1878, she moved to an idle farm near Kempton, Ill., where she remained until her marriage to Mr. H.H. Clark of Onarga, Feb. 4, 1889. To this union was born a son, Homer Harrison. She united with the M.E. Church at Kempton, Ill. in 1885, and transfered to Onarga in 1889, where she has since resided.

The deceased has four sisters living, but only one, Mrs. Miranda Hunt, of Hudson, Ill., being able to reach here. The other sisters are Mrs. Harriet Whipple and Mrs. Kate Barr of Plainfield, Ill. and Mrs. Effie McKinley of Morris, Ill. These ladies are away on trips abroad and in the west and were not able to come.

Mrs. Clark was also a member of the W.C.T.U. and the W.F.M.A. She was not merely a member of the church, she was a member of the household of faith. She has built thru the help of God, a character for which her children rise up and call her blessed. Through all these years, they have not only the comfort of a mother's heart, but the guidance of a Christian heart. That is what counts now. That is a part of the building eternal that still remains with you, while you remain in the clay ...

The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at the home, conducted by her pastor, Rev. O.P. Graves.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hunt of Hudson, Ill., Mrs. H.G. Jackson,, River Forest, Ill., Miss Fannie Roberts, Chicago, Mrs. Lucila Angus, Morris, Ill., Mrs. John Stevens, Terre Haute, Ind., H.N. Capen, Buchanan, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. John Galloway and Mr. and Mrs. John Williams of Watseka and Mrs. R.B. Spellman and daughter Asel of Indianapolis, were the out of town friends who were here to attend the funeral.


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She appeared on the census in 1870 in Raisin, Lenawee County, Michigan. She lived in the household of her husband.

She appeared on the census in 1900 in Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois. She lived in the household of her second husband.

She appeared on the census in 1910 in Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois. She lived in the household of her second husband.


Mary married John Capen 8 November 1866 in Grundy County, Illinois.113 (John Capen was born about 1832 in New York 116 and died in 1874 118.)

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