“Mary Elizabeth Ware was born in Van Buren county, Ia., December 14, 1842. In August, 1861, she was married to W. A. Trigg, to which union there were born six children, four of whom are living, as follows: Thomas Ellsworth, Clarence J., Fred Clyde and Anna Stewart. In 1878 with her husband and family she came to Kansas, locating first in Linn county. In 1887 she came to Garnett, where she resided until her death, which occurred last Tuesday evening at six o’clock.
She was laid to rest in the Garnett cemetery Thursday morning. The services were held at her late home and conducted by Rev. A. N. O’brien, of Kansas City. Every detail of her funeral was marked out by her before her departure. – Garnett (Kan.) Eagle.
Mrs. Trigg was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ware and has many acquaintances in this community, having been reared upon the old homestead now occupied by Joseph Harrop and family.”
Source: Posted By: Rich Lowe, Date: 10/1/2001, Van Buren Co., GenWeb Archives