Mary A. (Pinnick) Blum
October 11, 1928
Mary A. Blum, daughter of Henry and
Polly Ann Sanders, was born near Clestine, Dubois
on January 13, 1844
and died in Cuzco, Indiana
on September 29, 1928
at the ripe old age of 84 years, 8 months and 16 days.
She was married three times. Her
first marriage was to Thomas Pinnick on September 2, 1866. Two children were
born to this union, William Thomas and John H. The Husband and father died on
May 24, 1868. Her son John is dead, but William Thomas is still living and
resides in Brazil,
Her second marriage was to Nathaniel
Burton. He died on January 14, 1884.
Her third marriage was to Joseph
Blum. He died on October 3, 1895.
She had living ten grandchildren,
nine great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Two of her
grandchildren, George Pinnick and Ira Pinnick are living near Kokomo,
Indiana, and were present at
her funeral. She became a mother to George Pinnick after the death of his other
while he was quite young and raised him up to his manhood. He visited her five
weeks before her death. Distance and home cares prevented more frequent visits
to the home of his grandmother to comfort her in her ill health, for she was an
invalid for thirty five years.
She was a member of the Christian
Church, at what is known as the old Bender school house and ministered to its
well being as much as her health would permit.
Her funeral was preached in the Cuzco
on September 30, 1928
by Rev. Nicholson and her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by to
await the Resurrection. Her death was due to paralysis.
May her life and service be to all
an inspiration and a pleasant memory. Do not weep for her as "one that has
no hope," for she has lain down the burdens of life and is forever free,
but strive to live that the glorious life, too, may be yours when you are
called to quit the walks of men.
Dubois County Time and Temp
2009, Charlie Tredway and contributors.