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Mary A. (Pinnick) Blum

 Springs Valley Herald 
October 11, 1928

Mary A. Blum, daughter of Henry and Polly Ann Sanders, was born near Clestine, Dubois County, Indiana 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, Indiana.
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 Methodist Church 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.


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