Individual Record 551

Name}   Detwiller, Mary Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam  1 Sep 1857 Place} Fullarton, Perth, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Cir April 1869 Place}     ,    , Ontario     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa  6 Feb 1931 Place} Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas
Burial: Date} Exa  8 Feb 1931 Place} Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, Ottawa, Kansas
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   31 = Letter
Source 2}   71 = Family notes
Source 3} 187 = Photograph
Source 4} 236 = 1851 CAN cen
Source 5} 237 = 1861 CAN cen
Source 6} 319 = Marriage rec
Source 7} 381 = 1880 USA cen
Source 8} 342 = 1900 USA cen
Source 9} 304 = 1910 USA cen
Source 10}400 = Newspaper
Source 11}911 = 1920 USA cen
Source 12}916 = 1930 USA cen
Source 13}494 = Obituary
Source 14}363 = Cemetery rec
Source 15}397 = Cemetery rec
Parents: } Christian Detwiller & Marian Campbell
   Relationship No.} 13
1st Household No.} 80 = Fullarton Twp., Perth, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Housewife
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian/Lutheran
Spouses:   Prime} Davis, Samuel
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Mary Detwiller was born 1 Sep 1847 in Perth, Ontario.  She was the sixth of nine children of Christian Detwiller and Marian Campbell.  In the 1851 Canada census, the family was living on a 160 acre farm in Fullarton Twp., Perth.  Her mother died in 1858.  In the 1861 Canada census, the farm had been divided, and the family was living on the east 90 acres.  She was a witness at her sister Marion's wedding to Abraham Haley on 4 Apr 1865.
Mary married Samuel Davis about 1869, and shortly thereafter they settled in Illinois.  The 1930 U.S. census states she came to the United States in 1883, and was a naturalized citizen.  They moved to Kansas for two years, returning to Illinois.  In the 1880 U.S. census, they were back in Kansas, farming in Concord Twp. Ottawa County.  Her husband's nephew Lewis Davis, age 9, was living with them.  Mary and Samuel never had children of their own.  About 1895, they moved to North Dakota, farming in Tyrol Twp., Griggs County.  Her brother Henry Detwiller was farming nearby.  About 1906, Mary and Samuel returned to Kansas.  In the 1910 U.S. census, they were living on Sheridan Street in Minneapolis, Ottawa County.

Agnes Detwiller Noble, Mary Detwiller Davis, Marion Detwiller Haley In 1912, it was reported in the local newspaper that Mary's sister, Agnes Detwiller Noble, and her daughters Mary Agnes Noble and Marion (Mern) Noble, visited from Alhambra, California.  Agnes and Mary's sister Marion Detwiller had married Abraham Haley, and also lived in Minneapolis.  The three sisters are seen at left.  Mary's husband Samuel died 2 May 1914.  In the 1920 U.S. census, Mary was living with her sister Marion in her sister's home on Third Street, Minneapolis.  Marion died later that year.  When Mary died 6 Feb 1931, she was living with her niece, Mrs. Andrew Zucker (Marion Agnes Haley) in Garfield Twp., near Minneapolis.

Although a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church for many years, Mary's funeral services were held at the First Presbyterian Church of Minneapolis, with Dr. J.C. Everett in charge.  The pallbearers were six grand-nephews, namely, Kenneth Ballou, Rubert Smith, Lester Smith, Clement Smith, John Sams, and Alva Bremerman.  She is buried with her husband in the Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Agnes Detwiller Noble, Mary Detwiller Davis, Marion Detwiller Haley
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Mary in 1912
Immigr'n Date} 1869/1870 Port} Canadian border
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death}  
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 25 Apr 2014
Date Created}  21 Feb 1994
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