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Barnes, Mary

Female 1856 - 1913


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  • Name  Barnes, Mary 
    Born  Jan 1856  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Census  02 Jun 1880  Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census  08 Jun 1900  Austin, Portage Twp., Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  29 Apr 1910  Austin, Portage Twp., Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died  22 Jan 1913  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2310  VANVALKENBURGH
    Last Modified  12 Oct 2019 

    Family  VanValkenburg, David,   b. 1853, Lambton Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1899, Austin, Portage Twp., Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  06 Apr 1877  Perry, Lake Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. VanValkenburg, Lola,   b. 20 Aug 1878, Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. VanValkenburg, Anna,   b. 17 Sep 1887, Orient, Faulk Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Sep 1975, Rochester, Monroe Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. VanValkenburg, Fred,   b. Jun 1893, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F841  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    MARRIAGE - David H. VanValkenburg--Mary Barnes-1877
    MARRIAGE - David H. VanValkenburg--Mary Barnes-1877

    Lake Co., Ohio

    Headstones
    No headstones located for David VV, wife Mary Barnes and son Frederic VV, at Madison Ohio.
    No headstones located for David VV, wife Mary Barnes and son Frederic VV, at Madison Ohio.

    Histories

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    VV family in the Austin Dam Disaster, 1911, Austin, Potter Co., PA
    VV family in the Austin Dam Disaster, 1911, Austin, Potter Co., PA
    At the 1910 census, Mary Barnes-VV and daughter Anna were living in the town of Austin, Pennsylvania. According to both the 1900 and 1910 census records, their specific address was on Elliot St., a frame house.

    Unexpectedly and without warning on the 30th September, 1911, the dam above the town failed catastrophically. The water, combined with burning fuel atop the surge, caused an estimated 150 deaths.

    Had Mary and Anna perished?

    UPDATE: In the newspaper in her hometown in Ohio, was reported that Mary was indeed present in Austin on the day, and did survive the flood. In this brief coverage, nothing was mentioned of daughter Anna.
    News items about the David VV - Mary Barnes family in Ohio and Pennsylvnia, 1870's to 1910.
    News items about the David VV - Mary Barnes family in Ohio and Pennsylvnia, 1870's to 1910.

    Reported in the hometown of Mary Barnes-VV - Madison / Painesville, OH.
    Obituary: David VanValkenburg (1853-1899), Austin, Pennsylvania
    Obituary: David VanValkenburg (1853-1899), Austin, Pennsylvania
    Death of Mary Barnes-VV (1856-1913) is announced in her hometown of Madison, Ohio.
    Death of Mary Barnes-VV (1856-1913) is announced in her hometown of Madison, Ohio.

    The death occured in Buffalo, NY and the body brought back to Madison for interrment - "Mount Pleasant" Cemetery is cited. Would assume this was the location of her husband David and son Frederic.

  • Sources 
    1. [S112] 1880 Census - Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio, "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M89X-DVM : accessed 24 Feb 2013), D. Van Valkenburgh, Willoughby, Lake, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 447D, family 0, NARA microfilm publication T9-1038..

      Willoughby, Lake Co., Ohio

      David Vanvalkenburg, 26 b. 1854 Canada
      Mary Vanvalkenburgh, 24 b. 1856 Ohio
      Lola, 2 b. 1878 Ohio

      [On the same census, nearby in Madison Twp., Lake Co., Ohio, are living David's mother Margaret (Rymal) now married to David Lee, and David's sister Elizabeth Matilda VV who will be married soon to John Porte.]

    2. [S113] 1900 USA Federal census - PENNSYLVANIA-Potter-Portage-VVMary, "United States Census, 1900," NARA microfilm publication 1241482..

      Austin borough, Portage Twp., Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA

      Fam. # 309, living on Elliott St.

      VanVolkenburg, Mary, widow, 44 b. Jan 1856 in NY, married 23 yrs, 3 children born, 2 children living, own home, free (no mortgage), father b. Eng, mother b. Eng

      VanVolkenburg, Anna, 12 b. Sep 1887 in SD, father b. Canada, mother b. NY, at school

      VanVolkenburg, Fred, 6 b. Jun 1893 in PA, father b. Canada, mother b. NY, at school

      [two boarders]

    3. [S114] 1910 USA Federal census - PENNSYLVANIA-Potter-Portage-VVMary.

      Austin, Portage Twp., Potter Co., Pennsylvania, USA

      [by 1910 another VV family, headed by Amsey VV, from NY state, are present in Austin, but seemingly unrelated]

      Vanvalkenburg, Mary, 54 b. NY, widow, 3 children born, 1 child living, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng, occupation: "insurance agent"

      Vanvalkenburg, Anna, 22, b. SD, single, father b. Canada, mother b. NY

      [Note: Mary states that only one of her three children are still living, meaning that by now, only Anna remains, and son Fred has died since the 1900 census.]