Pioneer Resident of Leavenworth and Well Known.

Had Been Ill Many Months

Widow of Founder of Newsome Boiler Works - Funeral scheduled for Tomorrow Afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Mrs. Mary Newsome, 73 years old, widow of Joseph Newsome, founder of the Pioneer boiler works, died late yesterday afternoon at the family residence, No. 325 Third avenue. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the family lot at Mt. Muncie cemetery. The Rev. R.K. Pooley of the Episcopal church will have charge of the services at the residence and cemetery.

Mrs. Newsome was born in Manchester, England. At an early age she, with her parents, immigrated to this country and settled in St. Louis. Mrs. Newsome was married to Joseph Newsome at that place and a short time following their marriage they came to Leavenworth and established their home. Mrs. Newsome had lived here 51 years. Mr. Newsome died thirteen years ago.

Mrs. Newsome had been ailing but a few months. A few days before Christmas she was taken ill, but at that time it was thought she would soon recover. Previous to her illness she had always been active, and for one of her advanced years enjoyed excellent health. A few weeks ago she suffered a relapse, and from that time until death summoned her she was bedfast.

Mrs. Newsome was the mother of thirteen children, of whom eight survive. Nineteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three sisters also survive. The children are: Mrs. T.C. Grover of New Albany, Ind.; Miss Ella Newsome and Charles, Joseph, Grant, Benjamin, James and Grover Newsome. The sisters are: Mrs. S.H. Stevens and Mrs. Emma Fontana of Washington, Mo., and Mrs. A. Reed of St. Louis. Mrs. Stevens was at the bedside during the last days of Mrs. Newsom's illness.

Date of death Sunday, March 28, 1915 

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