Mary Catherine Wynne Harrington
Mary Catherine Wynne married
William David Harrington
Mary Catherine is buried at
Canaan Church of God Cemetery, two miles from Temple Hill and the site of many
old-fashioned campground religious revivals. Her husband William David is
At the time of her marriage to
William David Harrington, Mary Catherine was the widow of James Reeves. She had three daughters, one of whom was Nora
Belle Reeves, born in 1900, who became Mrs. William (Nora) Hendrix. Mary Catherine's family also called
Mary Catherine Wynne, youngest
and only daughter of Robert J. and Mary E. Wynne was born near Temple Hill,
On Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1907, she was united in marriage to William D. Harrington, and to this union three boys were born: Ward Hamilton Harrington, William D. Harrington, Jr., and John Wynne Harrington; and three girls, True Marie Harrington, who died in early infancy, Dolores Blanche Harrington and June Theresa Harrington were born -- and were all present during the last hours of their mother who passed away Monday morning, November 11, at the home of her children in St. Louis, MO.
Becoming seriously ill the latter part of last May, Mrs. Harrington during the latter part of July was taken to the Fisher hospital where she was dismissed as beyond medical relief, and later taken to St. Louis and placed in the Josephine Heatkamp Memorial Hospital for observation and treatment, and from there to the home of a son and daughter where she was ministered to by devoted hands of her children, she passed to Eternal Rest on Monday morning last at 6:37 o'clock.
In her early childhood, Mrs.
Harrington was converted and joined the
Mrs. Harrington is also survived
by a half-brother, George W. Wynne of Carrier Mills, and a half-sister, Mrs.
John F. Richardson of Temple Hill star route; and her aunt Miss Emily Wynne, of
Life to Mrs. Harrington was
sweet, and she literally lived for her loved ones and in the sunshine of their
love -- and her hands were ever busy in good works of every nature for those
she loved in an abounding devotion full of good deeds and willing service. The funeral will be conducted from the
More of the Wynnes in a moment. First William David and Mary Catherine (Wynne) Harrington’s daughter Dolores.
Dolores Blanche Harrington
Dolores Blanche Harrington was
The couple had three children, the middle child dying at the age of about two years old.
Bob and Dolores had been living
The little family returned to
The family was eventually to
return to the east coast. Dolores
Anderson was employed as secretary to Judge Harold H. Velde of
Hal Velde was lovingly called "The Judge" by his step-children throughout his life.
Congressman Velde was the chairperson of the House Un-American Activities Committee at the time and was a close friend of Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
Daughter Beth married Richard Grinder when she was 16 years old. The couple had four children -- Richard, Deborah, Barbara Kay, and Beth Lynn Grinder -- before their eventual divorce.
Son Bobby graduated from
After Bobby's married to Dianne Shullaw in 1964, Harold and Dolores Velde re-located to Chicago Heights, Cook Co., IL, and then to Lansing, Cook Co., IL, where Dianne had attended high school and where her mother still resided.
A year or so later, Beth
(Anderson) Grinder, now divorced, arrived and settled in nearby Glenwood, Cook
Co., IL with her four children. Beth
first married Clem Osika from the area, and later married Stan Amerski, also
The Amerskis now also live in
Harold and Dolores retired to
Dolores returned to
Her remains were cremated. Her children planned to disperse some of the ashes at the gravesite of her first husband Bob and some at the gravesite of her second husband Harold.
Dolores' daughter Beth is the
romance author Elizabeth Anderson. She
has published several steamy novels, and seems to be enjoying life. She and Stan Amerski are still married and
Died At Sea
Alan Wynne was the son of Charity
Milner and the Welshman Joshua Wynne.
Alan had two brothers, Thomas and Robert. Thomas Wynne married and became a wealthy
Alan and Sophronia had six children:
Adeline, born 2 APR 1827;
Anne Helen, born 25 DEC 1829;
Joseph Potswell Wynne is our ancestor. But George Washington Wynne's children are responsible for the collecting of the Wynne genealogy available here.
G.W. was married twice -- Georgian Blanche Wynne Wiley was a child of his first marriage and George Bennett Wynne was a child of his second marriage. Both were ardent family historians.
Joseph Potswell Wynne
Joseph Potswell Wynne, born
The remaining four children died
in 1864 of pneumonia and typhoid fever shortly after their father moved to
Robert J. Wynne
"Robert J. still lives in
Mary Hollifield Wynne’s
The obituary further informs us
that "the death angel" called on Monday, May 4, in the "
Robert J. Winn (1843-1920) and
Mary E. Hollifield Winn (1839-1925) are buried at the
We know nothing of the
Hollifields, although the name was seen in census records for the area.
Additional information on the Wynnes, we are told, can be obtained from the
Historical Department of the
Robert J. and Mary (Hollifield) Wynne were, of course, the parents of Mary Catherine Wynne, wife of William David Harrington.
We have one more line to explore, that of the Pooles and the Prentices, even though the accuracy of the research has recently been called into question by an Internet correspondent.
Zachariah Prentice was born in
the early 1700s, somewhere in
According to materials collected in 1901 by Georgian Blanche Wiley (half-sister of George Bennett Wynne, both of whom were half-cousins of Robert J. Wynne), Zachariah had five children:
Zachariah Jr. "went west" and was not heard from again. Ranson and Christopher each married and had large families. Betsy married, had three children, lost her husband, and married again. In 1822, Betsy's family was living in Bloomfield, Genisee Co., NY, and
Zachariah's widow was living there, too.
There was a Zackeriah Prentice
listed in the 1790 federal census for Woodbury,
Cousin Georgian Blanche tells us that Christopher Prentice was born in 1726 and that he married and had a large family. He died 14 APR 1819 at the age of 93.
Christopher fought in the American Revolution and in several Indian wars. He lived to bury all of his large family except three children:
These three all married, had
children and grandchildren, and lived in
Christopher's son John is
allegedly our ancestor. All we know
about him is that he was the father of Olive Prentice who married Joseph Poole
Olive Prentice Poole
All we know of Olive is that she married Joe and gave birth to Sophronia Josephine Poole who married Alan Wynne. You read about Alan earlier.
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