cSalem News 12-24-1890
Robert Wood of Webster Co. married in Mt. Pleasant to Mary Bunker of Jackson Twp.
Obituary - Salem News, 9-18-1924
Salem News Sept. 18, 1924
MARY JANE SEATON
Mary Jane Seaton was born Dec. , 1852 near Cincinatti, Ohio, whereshe lived until the age of two years. Then with her parents moved to Mt. Pleasant, Ia., where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to Jonathan S. Bunker, Feb. 29, 1880. To this union were born three children, Miss Mattie Parsons of Arkansas City, Kan.; Robbie, who preceded her in death Feb. 1909; and an infant son who died at birth. Mr. Bunker passed away May 15, 1889. In Dec . , 1890 she was married to Robt. T. Woods. To this union were born two children, Bessie and William. She departed this life Aug. 31, 1924 at the home of her daughter, Bessie Woods of Arkansas City , Kas. at the age of 71 years, 8 Mon. and 13 days.
She united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Donaldson chapel, Salem, at the age of 18 years. In which she lived a christian life until the end. She leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Parsons and Bessie woods of Arkansas City, one son William P. Woods of Ralston, Okla. Two brothers George Seaton of Uncas , Okla., and John Seaton of Arkansas City, Ten grandchildren and a host of friends. The funeral was held at the Uncas church, conducted by Rev. Smith of Arkansas City. Her body was laid to rest by the side of her husband in Oak Grove cemetery.
Blessed is the memory of mother. It floats to us now like the beautiful perfume of some woodland blossom. The music of other voices may echo in our souls forever. Other faces may fade away and be forgotten, but hers will shine on until the light from heaven's portals will glorify our own. - From the Arkansas City paper.
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