where she taught Sunday School for 35 years, she was active in church
work and served as pianist and organist. A lifetime resident of Greene
County, she resided on the Stone Rd. farm 60 years. Preceding her in
death were a daughter, Helen Patterson; a son, Robert Leroy Kyle, and a
brother, Leroy Hollingsworth. Surviving are a son, Charles E. Kyle, with
whom she resided; a sister, Mrs. William J. (Pauline) Wilson of Shawnee
Lake; several nieces and nephews; a brother J. Foster Hollingsworth of
Dayton, Ohio; two grandchildren, Melinda and Larry Kyle of Xenia and two
great-grandchildren, Brian and Curtis Kyle.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thurs. at Neeld Funeral Home, 1276
North Detroit St. with Rev. Carla Stengel officiating. Burial will be in
Woodland Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Wed. from
5 to 8 p.m. (Ohio paper, Tues. 8 March 1983, thanks to Martha B. Hollin-
gsworth, Jamestown, Ohio, Correspondent.)
(5) Mary J. Hollingsworth - 1892 - McPherson, Kansas.
Mary J. Hollingsworth was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, lived there with
her parents until eight years old, when they moved to Indiana. They were
early settlers there. Deceased was married at the age of 18 to Mr. Holl-
ingsworth. From Indiana they moved to Iowa. Lived there about seven years
and moved to Kanass(sic), settling at Windom. Mr. H. died in about four
months after coming to Kansas, and was buried at Windom cemetery. They had
ten children, five dead, five living. Her father's house was the home of
the preacher, especially so while they lived in Indiana. Coming there in
an early day of its settlement, his house was used as a church and church
services were held there. Thus the deceased was early brought under, not
only the influence of a christian home, but also the public church ser-
vices as well. She was converted when a child, and was a member of the
E. church for more than fifty-two years. Her last sickness continued for
thirteen weeks and died on the 28th inst., (April 28, 1892-Ed.) at 3:30
p.m. at the age of sixty-seven years.
Services were held at the house on the 29th at 11 a.m., conducted by
Rev. Geo. W. Howes, pastor M.E. church in which Revs. Shaw, Hill, Kennedy
and Dr. Fulton all took part.
The deceased was buried in Windom cemetery. (The McPherson Freeman-Vim.
Fri May 6, 1892, McPherson, Kansas. Thanks to Correspondent Eileen H. Gray
of Florence, Oregon, sent 24 Jan 1988. She obtained this from her 2d
cousin, Richard K. Hollingsworth, attorney of Wichita, Kansas, another HR
subscriber. Above decedent was Mary Jane (Morrill) Hollingsworth, widow
of Elias Pierce Hollingsworth, Sr. They were Eileen's great-grandparents.
NOTE: While this obit is very helpful in one way, you can see tbe draw-
backs. No given name for "Mr. Hollingsworth," no names for her parents.
Maiden surname omitted. No exact location in Indiana for former residence.
Editor notes that this is suspiciously similar to the obit of his own
great-great-grandma, Elzabeth (Brown) Hollingsworth, who died at Kellogg,
Iowa in the autumn of 1892. Her maiden surname and the names of her par-
ents, and full given name of husband (just "F." - not Frederick) omitted.
Did obituary writers go to a "school" that taught them the "form" they
should use? Also the emphasis on religion is strong in both. Some of the
notices from this and earier periods almost forgot all genealogy and went
solely for what the poor dying person was heard to say in the last hours
of life! Nice, but boring as hell! Those were the days when salvation was
as popular as rock and roll is now, and Billy Sunday was getting saved.)
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