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Mary Angeline "Mollie" Bryant Peden
Franklin, KY - Homestead of the Bryants.
Mary's  parents were Allen Boone Bryant and Sarah "Sallie" Synder. They were married in 1837. This photo has to be from the early 1900's.

Photo of Mary Angeline "Molly" Bryant and Josephine McNeil Bryant

This is color scan of a glass plate. Might be an Ambrotype. Ambrotypes, from I can learn, were popular from 1854 to the end of the Civil War. From their birthdates and that they look to be 16-18 years old, this could have been taken around 1860.

Mary and Josephine Bryant were sisters. Each married a Peden brother. Mary is on the right.

Mary Angeline Bryant (b 21 Jan 1846) married Hosea Ausbrooks Peden 16 Nov. 1873
Josephine McNeil Bryant (b 21 July 1844) married James Thompson Peden 16 Feb. 1860

This photo is an a bakelite or thermoplastic photo case. The outer case has a Oak Acorn motif. Inside, on the left is a red felt cloth. Under the cloth, are the names of the ladies. The right side held the glass plate under a clear glass. Under all that is a description of the case "Genuine Union Case, Improved. Fine Gilt and Burnished Hinge. Scovill Mf'g Co."

Mollie married Hosea Ausbrooks Peden in 1873. On Hosea's page is a photo of her, her daughter and her husband.

Mary Angeline (Bryant) Peden, Georgia Estella (Peden) Churchill and Wenona Billee Churchill

Her husband Hosea died in 1903. In the photo above, Billee was born (to Stella and Frank Churchill) in 1904. There is a letter written a few weeks before his death. This photo was taken in Aug 1906.

 Mary Angeline Bryant Peden (tintype)
note: "Piece of blanket woven by Mollie."
"Mama and her cows", undated except for July 21
Mary Peden. This is later photo. Appears to be hand tinted, if you look at the drawn in red lines on her blouse.

From the El Dorado Springs (MO) Sun, Thursday, December 8, 1928

Death of Mrs. Mary Angeline Peden.

Mrs. Mary Angeline Peden, one of the early settlers of El Dorado Springs, died at her home last Friday after an illness of more than a year, her death being due to paralysis.

Mrs. Peden, the daughter of Allen Boone Bryant and Sarah Bryant, was born near Nashville, Tenn., January 26, 1846, and was 82 years, 10 months and 9 days old.

She was married to Hosea A. Peden at Franklin, Ky., November 16, 1873 and to this union were born, twin brothers, Daniel and Charles, having preceded their mother in death. Surviving is the daughter, Mrs. F.B. Churchill of this place, also two  grandchildren, Wenona Billie and Fred B. Churchill.

Mrs. Peden's husband  preceded her in death some twenty-five years ago and since that time she made her home with her son-in-law and daughter. She had been a resident of this vicinity for about forty-three years, coming here with her husband in the early days of the town. She was member of the M.E. Church South, for many years and lived a faithful and consistent Christian life to the end. Deceased was one of this city's very very best and most highly respected women and during her long residence in this community she enjoyed the friendship and high esteem of many friends, who are sincerely grieved at her death.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. F.R. Chapman, paster of the M.E. Church, South, were held at the home 666 South Kirkpatrick street, last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment was in the El Dorado Springs Cemetery.

After Mary's death, Stella wrote a letter to her Aunt Josephine, Mary's sister to inform her of Mary's death.

The letter was returned.

It appears that Stella did not know that her Aunt Josephine, Mary's sister had died the previous year. Here is just the opening of the letter:

El Dorado Springs, Mo
Dec. 7, 1928

Dear Aunt Josephine,
    We have not heard from any of you for so long I do not know just how many of you are living there yet but I'm writing to let you know that my mother, your sister, Mary A Peden passed away last Friday Nov 30th about 8 o'clock PM. She had a paralytic stroke some two and a half years ago and in a measure came back. She was able to walk with some help but they came again and again until she was able to sit in her chair only. The last few days her mind failed until she did not seem to recognize us. She was free from suffering in great part and passed quite peacefully away after her poor broken body failed her completely.

Your Niece
Stella Peden Churchill
606 Kirkpatrick Street

Rev. J.M. Shockley, pastor of the St. Paul Methodist Church preached at the funeral of Mary Peden.

From a hand written receipt:
Dec 8 1928
Mrs Frank Churchill
for Funeral of Mrs. M.A. Peden

Outside Box


Paid in full, Dec 8 / 28
JC Nafus

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