MYERS, Mary Elizabeth Jane  1
- Born: 7 Dec 1860, Agency City, Wapello Co, IA 3
- Marriage: WINDER, Levi Thomas  on 12 Jul 1881 in Austin, Lander Co, NV 1 2
- Died: 5 Dec 1933, Harmon District, Churchill Co, NV at age 72 4 5 6
- Buried: Fallon Cemetery, Fallon, Churchill Co, NV
Cause of her death was Flu and mitial insufficiency.
Another name for Mary was MYERS, Jennie.
Churchill County Standard, 11 May 1907:
Mrs. L.T. Winder and son, Walter, arrived in Austin Thursday from Round Mountain, and yesterday departed for the coast on a visit. ---Reveille [Austin newspaper]
Churchill County Eagle, 29 Oct 1908:
Mrs. Jennie Winder has been visiting at the Sifford ranch, near Stillwater, the past week.
Churchill County Eagle, 5 Nov 1908:
The Home Improvement Club met with Mrs. Dr. Nellie B. Hascall Tuesday afternoon and will meet next week with Mrs. Jennie Winder.
Churchill County Eagle, 19 Nov 1908:
The Fallon Literary and Musical Society will meet at Aunty Winder's next Wednesday evening. There will be a general meeting and every member is supposed to take part.
Mrs. Jennie Winders leaves Friday for the Sifford ranch at Stillwater, to remain several days. After the 1st of the month she expects to go down to stay. Her Fallon friends hope she will conclude to stay here. Aunty Winder is a social favorite and would be greatly missed.
Churchill County Eagle, 26 Nov 1908:
Mrs. Jennie Winder leaves today to spend the winter with her children on the Sifford ranch, near Stillwater. She has rented her house to Dr. J.L. Smith for five months.
The Fallon Eagle, 9 Dec 1933 1:3 AUNTIE WINDER QUIETLY PASSED AWAY TUESDAY Had Lived in Nevada 52 Years; Kindly Acts Had Endeared Her to Hundreds
The passing of Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Winder at her home in Harmon distict Tuesday evening, December 5, 1933, removed from this community a Nevada pioneer who endeared herself to her acquaintances until she had well earned the loving and endearing name of 'Auntie' Winder, by which she had long been spoken of by the people of the community.
She was born at Ottumwa, Iowa, December 7, 1860, and would have been 73 years of age on the day of her funeral.
Mrs. Winder's maiden name was Myers, and in 1881 she was married to Levi Thomas Winder, who passed away in Fallon in 1928. Mr. Winder was living in Fallon and went back to Iowa to claim his bride. They immediately came to Austin, so that for 52 years she had been a resident of Nevada.
They lived in Austin until 1893, then moved to a ranch on Reese River until 1898, then went to Ione for two years, coming to Churchill county in 1900 and locating near Stillwater.
Mrs. Winder lived in Fallon during the early days of the town in a residence that stood on the lot adjoining the present Fallon Garage, on the east. Her place was the home of a number of young people, most of whom were employed in clerical work, or as typists or stenographers at reclamation headquarters, but teachers and others were included in the circle that greatly enjoyed the kind and friendly hospitality of 'Auntie' Winder. Many were the social gatherings and literary meetings held at her home. Many of that group of young men and young women who were privileged to enjoy her hospitality when a great many residents of Fallon had to live in shacks, tents or tent houses, will remember with deep appreciation her kind and motherly care for them in the pioneer days of the City of Fallon. That was in the boom days of the mining camps of Fairview, Wonder and Rawhide when people who had broken away from home ties and come west found it difficult to form new associations and it was for these reasons that the hearty welcome and kindly spirit of 'Auntie' Winder was accepted with deep appreciation and lasting gratitude.
Hundreds will remember her for her kindly acts. In fact, when she was confined to her bed in the last illness dispensed kindly gifts to friends who called -- things made with her own hand which made the acts especially welcome.
Mrs. Winder leaves one son, G.W. Winder, residing a few miles east of Fallon, on whose farm she had her home. She had one daughter, Lillian, who died at the age of 11 months, and another son, E.L. Winder, whose death occurred in 1929, and seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild, residing in and near Fallon, besides one brother, George Myers, residing in Iowa.
The funeral was held from the Methodist church Thursday afternoon, the sermon being given by the residing pastor of the church, Rev. Stephen C. Thompson. Musical numbers were rendered by Mrs. T.V. Conners, Mrs. Amos Marker, Mrs. D.H. Propps, Miss Catherine Morehouse and Daniel Evans, with Mrs. F.F. Nichols at the piano. There were beautiful floral tributes.
Pallbearers included old time friends and were: Dick Swope, Charles E. Kent, John Wimsett, Fred Kirn, Louis Freeman and James M. Baldwin. The remains of 'Auntie' Winder were laid to rest beside those of her late husband and life companion.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hooper, Mrs. Winifred Simonsen and Mr Robinson, relatives of Mrs. Winder, were here Thursday from Eureka to attend the funeral.
Noted events in her life were:
• Religion: Methodist.
• Census: Federal, 1880, Des Moines, Jefferson, Iowa, USA. Living with aunt Eliza Harman Miller
• Residence, 1900, Nye Co, NV. 7
• Residence, 1910, Churchill Co, NV. 8
Mary married Levi Thomas WINDER , son of Thomas J. WINDER  and Eliza HARMAN , on 12 Jul 1881 in Austin, Lander Co, NV.1 2 (Levi Thomas WINDER  was born on 30 Nov 1842 in Wapello Co, IA, died on 27 Apr 1928 in Stillwater, Churchill Co, NV 4 9 10 and was buried in Fallon Cemetery, Fallon, Churchill Co, NV.) The cause of his death was chronic parenchymatous nephritis with uremia.