|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|DENNIS, Mary D ( ) [SLADE]||73||VA>IL||CarlyleUB||23 Jan 1873||Carolyn Kress Dennis|
Thursday, January 23, 1873
Died - At her home, in this place, on Wednesday evening, 16th inst., Mrs. Mary D. DENNIS, aged 73 years, 5 months and 5 days.
The deceased was one of the oldest residents of this place, having lived here since 1818, the year that Illinois was admitted into the Union as a state, fifty-five years ago. She was born near Harper's Ferry, in Jefferson county, Virginia, August 10th, 1799, from whence she came with her father to Illinois, direct to Carlyle in the year 1818. She was married twice. First on the 23d of June, 1819, to Hon. Chas. SLADE, one of the pioneers of Illinois, and a man who was widely known and highly respected. In the year 1832 her husband, Mr. Slade, was elected to Congress, and died on the 11th of July, 1834. Of those who resided in southern Illinois at that early period, there are but few who will not remember Mr. Slade and his hospitable house in Carlyle. After remaining four years a widow, Mrs. Slade was married the second time, on the 24th of February 1838, to Mr. Elias S. DENNIS, with whom she lived until his ignominious desertion a few years ago. The life of the deceased has been altogether an eventful one, one full of pleasures in her early years, and crowded with sorrows ere the close, and we will, therefore, draw a vail over that which is past.
She died peacefully, and let us hope the cares and sorrows which were hers in this world ceased with the departure of her spirit to that other which we know not of.
Thursday, March 12, 1874
The personal effects of Mrs. M. D. Dennis, deceased, were sold at public auction, on Saturday last, by the administrator, Dr. D. N. MOORE
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