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Ringgold County Bulletin
November 1, 1945

DEATH OF OLDEST WOMAN IN RINGGOLD COUNTY

Mrs. Mary B. HATHAWAY, of Tingley, the oldest woman in Ringgold county, died October 29, 1945, aged 96 years, four months, and 26 days, at her home in Tingley. Her husband, Albert F. HATHAWAY, died September 25, 1916, at their farm home in Tingley township, where they had lived since they moved from Union county in 1870. They lived together for more than 53 years. They had 13 children, 43 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Ten of her descendants have been overseas. The oldest son, H[olis]. B[enjamin]. HATHAWAY, died November 8, 1944. They had been active members of the Tingley Christian church since 1874.

Funeral services were held for Mrs. HATHAWAY at two o'clock November 1, 1945, at the Methodist church in Tingley, and interment was in the Tingley cemetery.

NOTE: Albert Fletcher HATHAWAY died on September 29, 1916. Mary Elizabeth (HESTER) HATHAWAY, Albert's second wife, was born in Indiana on June 4, 1849, and died October 29, 1945. Albert and Mary Elizabeth were interred at Tingley Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Holis Benjamin HATHAWAY was born July 25, 1865, and died November 8, 1944. He was married October 19, 1908 to Effie Olie (DICKEY) HATHAWAY, born December 19, 1887, and died April 27, 1926. Holis and Effie were interred at Tingley Cemetery.

Aurilla Ewing (HATHAWAY) WILSON was born December 1, 1867, and died December 20, 1958. She married George B. WILSON, who was born October 9, 1867, and died March 30, 1950. Aurilla and George were interred at Harmony Cemetery, Shannon City, Union County, Iowa.

Arden Ernest HATHAWAY was born February 28, 1870, and died July 18, 1947. He married July 28, 1892 to Elizabeth WILSON, born November 15, 1869, and died March 18, 1926. Their children: Cecil Earl HATHAWAY, born February 22, 1893 and married Lena LEVERSON; and Elmer Arthur HATHAWAY, born April 6, 1896, and married Mamie Sophia FAEHN.

Albert Edwin HATHAWAY was born February 5, 1872, and died at the age of 24 years, 10 months and 22 days on December 26, 1896, with interment at Tingley Cemetery. He married March 8, 1894 Viola Belle JOHNSTON, who was born February 10, 1875, and died February 3, 1954. Their children: Jason Henry Leslie HATHAWAY, born January 7, 1895, married Nellie Watson KIMBLE; and Pansy Merle HATHAWAY, born November 4, 1896, married Craig Larkin DAVIS.

Mary Evelyn HATHAWAY, born May 5, 1874, and died April 12, 1962. She married first Norval G. WHISLER. She married second Dr. McGUIRE.

Sarah Elizabeth (HATHAWAY) JOHNSTON, born March 10, 1875/76, and died October 20, 1961. She married April 2, 1896, Missoula, Montana to William Jasper JOHNSTON, who was born January 13, 1870, and died February 23, 1948. Their children: Claude JOHNSTON and Lee JOHNSTON.

Wilbur Fletcher HATHAWAY, born February 23, 1878, and died May 23, 1955. He married October 1, 1902 to Margaret Catherine DUGAN, born May 11, 1884. Their children: Albert Fletcher, born September 13, 1903, married Ina Viola HUFFMAN; Orland Wilber, born September 22, 1906, died August 11, 1925; Oliver Kenneth married Dempsey HOLMES; Bessie Marguerite married Howard Dalmes SHORES; Eva Louise married Ernest William GRAVES; Hubert Wilber married Cleta Lee MULLINS; Delphia Louise married Floyd Mathew MADDISON; Elsie Marie married William Merle FERGUSON; Norval Ovrille married Helen Louise SALTKILL; and, Rose Mae married Bill Bob HUTTON

Ida May (HATHAWAY) TEMPLE, was born February 22, 1880, and died at the age of 23 years, 6 months and 23 days on September 14, 1903, with interment at Tingley Cemetery. She married March 26, 1902 to Daniel Harlan TEMPLE.

Helen Stella (HATHAWAY) MASON, was born May 3, 1882, and died in 1968. She married December 18, 1902 to Roy Jasper MASON, who was born in 1882, and died in 1946. Helen and Roy were interred at Tingley Cemetery. Their children: Paul Leland MASON, born October 16, 1902, died August 8, 1941, married Genevieve LEYPOLDT; Elsie Fern MASON; and Gerald Roy MASON.

Lydia Leota (HATHAWAY) JOHNSTON, born in April of 1884, and died August 4, 1975. She married at Applegate, Oregon on February 22, 1905 to Samuel LeRoy JOHNSTON.

Maude Freelove (HATHAWAY) BORRUSCH was born March 15, 1887, and died June 13, 1965. She married Clyde William BORRUSCH, who was born May 26, 1890, and died July 30, 1989. Maude and Clyde were interred at Tingley Cemetery.

Gertrude Beatrice "Gertie" (HATHAWAY) MARLER was born July 20, 1889, and died March 6, 1978. She married on March 17, 1909, Afton, Iowa, to Joseph Anderson MARLER, who was born March 18, 1879, and died January 24, 1942. Gertrude and Joseph were interred at Tingley Cemetery. Eva Marie, daughter of Gertrude Beatrice (HATHAWAY) and Joseph Anderson MARLER, was born March 22, 1925, and died October 11, 1925, with interment at Tingley Cemetery. Vern, son of Gertrude Beatrice (HATHAWAY) and Joseph Anderson MARLER, was born August 18, 1922, Tingley, Iowa, and died September 1, 2008, Danville, Iowa, with interment at Graceland Cemetery, Creston, Union County, Iowa. Gertrude and Joseph's other children: Beulah (MARLER) PETERSON, Lorene MARLER, Vera (MARLER) WILSON, Thelma (MARLER) WHITSON, and William MARLER.

Chester Artie HATHAWAY was born June 11, 1892, and died February 5, 1910, with interment at Tingley Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.

Mary's parents were Nelson Burgess HESTER, born February 7, 1829, Wayne County, Indiana, and died March 12, 1912, Weeping Water, Cass County, Nebraska; married April 9, 1848, Hamilton County, Indiana, to Freelove (LEMMONS) HESTER, born circa 1827, Kentucky, and died circa 1858, Afton, Union County, Iowa.

Transcription and note by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2009

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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