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Jacksonville Daily Journal, Thursday, July 6, 1911


Mrs. Mary Caroline Grimsley died at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening at her home in Woodson, death being due to paralysis and the infirmities of old age. Her maiden name was Fanning and she was the youngest of twenty-three children, all of whom are deceased. She was born May 5, 1832, in the Durbin neighborhood, near Franklin, and has lived in this county all her life. She was united in marriage to Abraham Grimsley, who has preceded her in death, and to this union were born seven children, all of whom survive. Fred Grimsley of Franklin, Mrs. Harriet Ward of Austin, Colo., Alby Grimsley of Jacksonville, Mrs. Ida Peak of Colorado, Mrs. Melissa Henson of Woodson, James Grimsley of Woodson, Mrs. Mary Carmichael of Ada, Okla., and Everett of Pisgah. Mrs. Grimsley was a member of the Christian Church at Woodson, and a woman held in high esteem by all who knew her. Funeral announcement will be made later.

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