Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Finding Faulkner: The Progeny | Mary Jane Faulkner {Gen 4}

It started, as good quests always do, with a family tale.

Mary Jane Faulkner (Harrison H, Robert, Samuel, William) was born in Wayne Co, New York on March 30th 1847, to parents Harrison Horton Faulkner and Susannah Prentiss.

Mary Jane married John H Masser (1844-1924) October 30th 1867 in St Joseph, Michigan.

The couple had at least two children:

  • Harry Alvin Masser b. 28 May 1873 d. 1941 m. Artemissa Bates
  • Olive Estelle Masser b. 25 Jan 1874 d. 31 May 1924 m. Christian C Peterson

John Masser was a farmer in St Joseph, Michigan, as was his father and brothers. Mary Jane had moved with her family to Michigan shortly after the death of her mother, she was seven years old.

Mary Jane Faulkner Masser died November 30th 1904 of mitral insufficiency. She was 57 years old. Mary Jane is buried in the Mount Ulysses Cemetery in Crystal Valley, Oceana Co, MI.

John H Masser lived another 20 years, remaining a widow until his death April 16th 1924. He is buried in the Mount Ulysses Cemetery with his wife. 

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