Mary Thankful (Hoover) (Stewart) Nienast

1878 - 1940

Source:  Williamson County Sun, Friday Sept 6, 1940
Transcribed by JoAnn Myers







Aged Woman Dies From Results of Accident Here

Funeral Services Held Wednesday

Mrs. Mary Nienast, an aged woman who had been residing in North Georgetown for the past several months, died early Tuesday morning as the result of injuries sustained when struck by an automobile here Saturday.

The accident occurred when Mr. M. R. Sims, who lives north of Georgetown, was driving his automobile north on Austin Avenue and struck Mrs. Nienast when she walked into the road in front of his machine.

She was rushed to the Martin Hospital for _____, but succumbed to her injuries Tuesday.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Davis Funeral Chapel with Rev. P. C. Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Mrs. Nienast was born in March 1878. In 1903 she was married to Joe Stewart, and to this union three daughters and one son was born. All of them survive their mother. In October 1927 she was married to Ernest Nienast, who survives her. [Photo of Mary Thankful Hoover and Joe Stewart on Wedding day] [Photo of Mary (Hoover) Stewart and son, Joe, Jr.]

Four brothers, Charlie Hoover, Abilene, Will Hoover, Watonga, Okla, and Jake and Jeff Hoover of Cross Plains, and three sisters, Mrs. Bettie Bailey, Hico, Mrs. Annie Loftin, Allen Reed, and Mrs. Rosa Jennings, Cross Plains, also survive her.

Acting as pallbearers were Jim May, Clyde King, Owen Rader, Tom Landblad, Charlie Skaggs, Louis Havelka and Trueman Stone.

Music at the service was furnished by Misses Linnie May, Lurline Bartley, and Mrs. A. G. Brizendine, John Robertson and Donald Barron.

[transcriber's note: Mary Thankful Hoover was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Hoover and Sarah Rebecca Rawlings of Burnet. Andrew Jackson Hoover was the son of Jacob T. Hoover and Elizabeth of Rutherford County Tennessee; they came to Burnet County in 1853.]









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