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Cory - Mary Bennett

Mary Bennett CORY

Source: Crawfordsville Review, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, Wednesday, May 17, 1916 p 2

Mrs. Mary A. Cory one of the pioneer residents of this county died at the home of her son, Chester Cory on W. Wabash Avenue yesterday at 12:30. Mrs. Cory was 90 years old and had been ill since March 6 when she fell and broke her hip. Her death came as a direct result of this accident. Since the day of her fall in March, Mrs. Cory has been an invalid and has been a very great sufferer. On several occasions during this time it was believed that the end was near but the aged lady always rallied. Mrs. Cory was born in Hamilton Co Ohio, but as a young woman she came to Indiana settling at Shannondale where she has lived practically all her life. Her husband died in 1874. Mrs. Cory is well known in the Shannondale neighborhood and has always been highly respected. She is survived by 4 children: Chester at whose home she died, Rev. RL Cory of Hardin, Mont; Emma Adams of Piqua, Ohio and Judge CN Cory of Worthington MN. All with the exception of Judge Cory were at their mother's bedside at the time of her death. Because of illness Judge Cory will be unable to attend the funeral. The funeral will be from the Shannondale Church Thursday morning at 10. The minister who will be in charge has not yet been decided upon. - kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal May 16, 1916

Mrs. Mary A. CORY, 90 years 3 months 5 days died at 12:30 today at the home of her son, Chester Cory W. Wabash Ave. Mrs. Cory lived for many years at Shannondale and was widely known in that community. She had lived here with her son since April 1915. On March 6 last, a fall results in a fracture of the aged woman's thigh and since that time she has gradually grown weaker until her death today. Besides the son at whose home her death occurred, Mrs. Cory is survived by two other sons, Rev. I J Cory pastor of the Congregational Church at Hardin, Montana who was at the bedside when death came; and Judge C N Cory of Worthington MN who was too ill to be present. One daughter, Mrs. Emma Adams of Piqua, Ohio also survives. The deceased was born in Ohio but came to Shannondale shortly after her marriage and there most of her life was spent. She held the highest esteem of all who knew her. Funeral services are to be held from the Shannondale Church Thursday afternoon at 10:30. - kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Jouranl Wed 5-24-1916

Shannondale News -- The funeral of Aunt Mary CORY was held at this place last Thursday at 10:30. The services were conducted by Rev. Carmichael of Lebanon. Mrs. Cory was past 90 and had spent most of her life near this place. By her death the church loses its oldest member. - kbz

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