Monday, January 21, 2008

Mary Adeline Jones Gunn (1850-1925)

Mrs. Mary A Gunn Dies In Caswell

Mrs. Mary A. Gunn, for many years a respected resident of Gatewoods, died at four o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. C. Hodges where she had been in failing health for several years. She was 75 years of age and her condition recently had become worse with the growth of infirmities of old age. Mrs. Gunn, widow of Starling Gunn, was born near Yanceyville and was widely known in Caswell county. Her funeral will be held from the home of her daughter at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon, the remains to be then carried to Shady Grove church cemetery where the interment will be made. She is survived by the following children: Wilbur Gunn, of Los Angles, Cal.; Richard Gunn, of Duluth, Minn.; Mrs. N. C. Hodges and Mrs. W. J. Gatewood, of Gatewoods.

Source: The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 17 February 1925 (Page 1)

The parents of Mary Adeline Jones (1850-1925) have not been positively identified. However, they are thought to be Richard H. Jones (born c. 1824) and Martha A. Blackwell Jones (born c. 1830). On 14 January 1868, Mary Adeline Jones married Starling H. Gunn (1843-1886). The couple had seven children: Samuel Bracken Gunn; James W. Gunn; Wilbur Glassic Gunn; Roberta Virginia Gunn; Richard Marcellus Gunn; Martha Ada Gunn; and Mary Elizabeth Gunn.


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