Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal, December 13, 1912
Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Richard and Eliza Chasteen, was born near Mace, Montgomery county, Ind., February 18, 1873. She made a profession of her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and was baptized and united with the Christian church in Crawfordsville when a young girl in her early teens. She continued her membership with this church until after her marriage, when she and her husband came to make their home in Linden. Then she transferred her church home to the Christian church here and remained true and faithful to the vows and duties of this church until she was transferred to the church triumphant. While she was not demonstrative as a Christian, she had a great love for her Christ and her church. Many times she expressed herself to her husband as loving her home and next her church. She was married to Guy Bowerman July 15, 1895. to them were born three children, all of them dying in infancy. Mr. Bowerman died May 3, 1904. Four years later on February 18, 1908, she was married to William O. Parker. For more than four and one-half years she lived happily with her husband and his son, Raymon, at their beautiful country home northeast of town. She very unexpectedly went home December 9 about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, being 39 years, 9 months and 2 days old. She leaves a husband and his son, a father and two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Gobel and Mrs. Rose Kincaide, both of Crawfordsville, besides many relatives and friends to mourn her going.
Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal, December 10, 1912
Linden- Dec. 10- Mrs. Mollie Parker, aged 38 years, wife of Oliver Parker, a farmer and residing three miles north of here, passed away at three Monday from a severe attack of heart disease. She had been in failing health for two years, but her fatal illness was of two weeks duration. The funeral will take place at the Christian church in Linden at two on Wednesday afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. Kershner of Ft. Wayne, with burial in Linden cemetery. Mrs. Parker is survived by her husband, but no children other than a step-son, Raymond Parker, her father, Richard Chasteen, Madison, Ind., two sisters, Mrs. Frank Kincaid and Mrs. Jasper Goble of Crawfordsville, and one aunt, Mrs. Jefferson Hamilton, of Crawfordsville. Her mother is dead. Mrs. Parker was a member of the Christian church at Linden.
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