Reprinted with permission from the Tonganoxie Mirror, Thursday, April 6, 1899.
Mrs. Fred Gress died at her home near Summit, Wednesday, March 29, after a lingering illness, at the age of 56 years, 8 months and 29 days.
Mary Ann McFarland was born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, June 12, 1842, and was the daughter of Robert and Rosan McFarland. In 1842 she emigrated with her parents to Kansas and has made her home in Douglas and Leavenworth counties ever since. On January 9, 1868 she was united in marriage to Frederick Gress, who with four sons and one daughter, still survives her. Mrs. Gress was a consientious christian and a kind and loving wife and mother, and by her demise a place has been vacated in the home circle that can never be filled.
Funeral services were held at the house last Friday morning by Rev. A.L. Goudy, and the remains were followed by a large concourse to their temporary resting place at the Summit cemetery, but as soon as the weather permits, interment will be made in theÂ Maple GroveÂ cemetery south of town.
Date of death Wednesday, March 29, 1899