Notes for Mary "Maria" Fraciels Meschede

Occupation: Housewife
Cause of death: Operative shock following operation for carcinoma of right breast.
Burial: June 25, 1930, Greenwood Cemetery, Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri.


Newspaper: Bolivar Press
Date: June 1930
Location: Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri.

Mary Frances (Meschede) Wagner was born January 1, 1870, near Malta Bend, Mo.; died June 24, 1930; age 50 years, 5 months and 23 days. Her home is four miles north of Bolivar, but she died at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, being unable to undergo an operation.

At the age of nineteen, she was married to John Wagner, of Norborne, Mo. To this union were born eleven children, Joe, John, Frances and Charmain of Bolivar; Mrs. Lillian Driscoll, Chicago; Mrs. Esie Eck, Edmond, Okla.; Richard Wagner, state of California; Mrs. Lucile Algire, Berger, Tex.; Mrs. Marie Arriola, Kansas City; Mrs. Louise Cox, Seattle, Wash. Besides these relatives, she leaves a host of friends to mourn her loss.

The body was brought to Bolivar yesterday and the funeral service, conducted by Rev. W. R. Simpson. of the Christian church was held at the Hutcheson-Blue funeral chapel, the body being in charge of Hutcheson-Blue undertakers.

Burial was at the - Greenwood cemetery of this city.


"The following transcript was written in 1957 by Anna Stockman"

Mary was born near Laynesville, Saline County, Missouri. She attended Little School which was near her home, and later she attended the Loretto Academy which was conducted by the Sisters of Loretto in Marshall, Missouri. This Academy is at the present time conducted by the Sisters of Mercy, and is known as Mercy Academy. Mary and her brother William attended the Academy at the same time, and they roomed and boarded with a family just across the street south of the school. She grew to womanhood in the Laynesville community.

When she married John Wagner, the two of them moved to Norborne, Missouri. They lived there a short time and then moved to Saline County where they lived for three years before moving to Oklahoma in 1891. They settled on a farm homestead near Edmond, Oklahoma.

Mary lived in Oklahoma until 1916 when she moved to Bolivar, Missouri. There she continued to live until her death in a hospital on June 24, 1930. She was buried at Bolivar, Polk County, Missouri.
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