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Mary Amanda Rufus

Female 1850 - 1925  (74 years)


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  • Name Mary Amanda Rufus 
    Born 4 Nov 1850  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Immigration 1863  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 14 Jun 1870  Lexington, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Mary Rufus-17, born in Canada, was a servant in the house of
      Sarah Brown-60
    Residence 1872  Lexington, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    No Name 1 May 1875  Yellow Medicine, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Mary Amanda Rufus and Milo Frederick Maybee appeared on the
      census of 01 May 1875 Yellow Medicine, Yellow Medicine County,
      MinnesotaMilo F. Maybee 28, M, W, Michigan, Father: Ill,
      Mother, NY
      Mary A 20, F, W, Canada, Father: Canada, Mother, Canada
      Herbert 2, M, W, Minn, Father: Mich, Mother, Canada
      John 0, M, W, Minn, Father: Mich, Mother, Canada
    No Name 27 Mar 1881  Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Mary Amanda Rufus and Milo Frederick Maybee Milo and his family
      were east of Yankton, when an ice dam broke and flooded the
      area they were in. Because of a warning from an Indian, they
      made it to the top of a bluff,with other settelers,and were
      spared, after the water went down, the survivors were tken to
      Yankton 27 Mar 1881 Yankton, South Dakota
    No Name May 1910  Mussigbrod Ranch, Bowen, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Mary Amanda Rufus appeared on the census of May 1910 in the
      household of Orlow William Maybee and Bessie York Mussigbrod
      Ranch, Bowen, Beaverhead County, Montana
    Memo 9 May 1917  Beaverhead County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Mary Maybe Cairns was alloted forty inches of water from the C.
      F.Schroeder ditch of the Mussigbrod Creek
    Memo 9 May 1917  Mussigbrod Creek, , Beaverhead County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Mary Maybe Cairns was awarded 40 inches of irrigation water
      from the C. F. Schroeder Ditch.
    No Name 12 Sep 1918  Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • John Wilbur Maybee of Wisdom, Montana, born 24 Jun 1874,
      registered for the draft on Sept 12, 1918 at Dillon, Beaverhead
      County, Montana. He was a self employed rancher. His nearest
      living relative was Mary Maybee Cairns of Wisdom. He was white,
      of short height, medium build, with light blue eyes and black
      hair.
    Census 28 Jan 1920  Wisdom Township, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Mary Cairns, Head, F, W, 65, Wd, Michigan, England, Michigan,
      none, owns home free of mortgage
      Beaulah A Cairns, Granddaughter, F, W, 10, S, Montana,
      Minnesota, Montana, in school
      Eric H Cairns, Grandson, M, W, 8, S, Montana, Minnesota,
      Montana, in school
    No Name 28 Jan 1920  Wisdom Township, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Mary Amanda Rufus appeared on the census of 28 Jan 1920 Wisdom
      Township, Beaverhead County, MontanaMary Cairns, Head, F, W,
      65, Wd, Michigan, England, Michigan, none, owns home free of
      mortgage
      Beaulah A Cairns, Granddaughter, F, W, 10, S, Montana,
      Minnesota, Montana, in school
      Eric H Cairns, Grandson, M, W, 8, S, Montana, Minnesota,
      Montana, in school
    Land 14 Mar 1921  Beaverhead County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Mary Cairns was awarded the following lands under the homestead
      act:
      Meridian 20, Township 001 S, Range 016 W, Section 20 - 80
      acres; Section 29 - 40 acres; and Section 30 - 40 acres.
    Land 5 Aug 1921  Beaverhead County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Mary Maybee Cairns was awarded the following lands under the
      Desert Land Act:
      Meridian 20, Township 001 S, Range 016 W, Section 28, 40 acres
    No Name
    • Mary Amanda Rufus adopted Eric Maybee
    Obituary May 1925  Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Mary Amanda Maybee, 75, pioneer of the west, and a grand little
      woman, died Thursday night of pleura pneumonia.. She had been
      suffering for a month or more with a severe colic, which
      finally settled in her lungs and no medical power was able to
      stay the disease. Her son, John W. Maybee, came over from
      Bighole basin, and her daughter and her husband, Mr. And Mr.
      Jan Burdett came in from Kellogg. to be at the funeral. Mrs.
      Maybee had been living at Salmon, keeping house for her
      grandchildren who were in the city schools, and at the close of
      the term had intended to return to Bighole, where she owned
      ranchland.
      She was born Nov. 4, 1850. Marrying early, she went with her
      husband by ox team, soon after the close of the civil war, to
      the big woods of Minn., where they lived some years, and
      several children were born. Thence, in 1879, they moved by ox
      team to the Black Hills, soon after the Indian wars had abated.
      On the way thither, at Burbank, Minn. a fire destroyed their
      tent, and one child, a little girl, died, being overcome by
      smoke. Twenty years ago, Mrs. Maybee again moved west, coming
      with her children to the Bighole basin, and taking up land. Her
      boys, John, Billie and Bert, were in Salmon during the Thunder
      Mountain boom, John making his residence in Thunder Mountain,
      and the others, together with Jim Hash, Mahoney, and John
      Herron, ran pack trains to the gold camp. Billie and Bert died
      during the world war, the former in British Columbia and the
      latter in Deer Lodge. The children in Salmon are orphans of
      Billie Maybee.
      Deceased is survived by three sisters, one living in Boston and
      another in Los Angeles. She was a splendid woman, courageous,
      and strong for the upbuilding of the country - always
      pioneering in the wilderness, and keeping the brave and loving
      family together. Her husband and his brothers had been veterans
      of the civil war and all her sons were veterans of the Spanish
      war. They loved their country, and had this laudable trait
      drilled into them by the mother, whose death they now mourn.
      Mrs. Maybee was a member of the Methodist Church and a firm
      believer in Christianity however, her life at remote places on
      the frontier has ever precluded the possibility of her regular
      attendance upon worship. But she has stamped her character
      ineffaceably upon the family, and leaves besides these, a
      numerous host of loving neighbors and friends in whose thoughts
      and lives her sweetly aggressive spirit will continue to live.
    Name Cairns 
    Name Maybee 
    Died 1 May 1925  Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    • of pneumonia
    Buried 9 May 1925  Salmon Cemetery, Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Notes 
    • From the Maybee Society files. Not all data is verified. Say dates are estimates and are probably within 20 years. The Maybee Society keeps its data on The Master Genealogist�, and has been modified by Gary Hester?s WIT2NOTE� to form the GedCom file. This information is also available in a TMG file.
    Person ID I37052  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 

    Married 25 Dec 1849  Brock District, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Family ID F551605274  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Milo Frederick Maybee,   b. Between 1844 and 1845, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Jun 1872  Washington, Sanilac County, Michigan, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Census 1 May 1875  Yellow Medicine, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Milo F. Maybee 28, M, W, Michigan, Father: Ill, Mother, NY
      Mary A 20, F, W, Canada, Father: Canada, Mother, Canada
      Herbert 2, M, W, Minn, Father: Mich, Mother, Canada
      John 0, M, W, Minn, Father: Mich, Mother, Canada
    Memo 27 Mar 1881  Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Milo and his family were east of Yankton, when an ice dam broke
      and flooded the area they were in. Because of a warning from an
      Indian, they made it to the top of a bluff,with other
      settelers,and were spared, after the water went down, the
      survivors were tken to Yankton
    Children 
     1. Majesta Pearl Maybee,   b. Abt 1878, in or around Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, Burbank, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     2. Herbert David Maybee,   b. 24 Mar 1873, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1917, Warm Springs, Deer Lodge County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     3. John Wilbur Maybee,   b. 24 Jun 1874, Wilmar, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1943, Saint Patrick's Hospital, Missoula, Missoula County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Orlow William Maybee,   b. 21 Oct 1876, Granite Falls, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1914, mile 87, four miles north of 83 Mile House, , , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     5. Estella Lucinda Maybee,   b. 12 Dec 1880, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1969, Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F551605272  Group Sheet

    Married 31 Dec 1900  Rossland, , British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    • His first, her second
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F551605288  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1442] Census - 1920 - Montana, SAID THAT SHE WAS BORN IN MICHIGAN AS DOES DEATH CERTIFICATE (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1443] Death Certificate - Mary A Rufus, SAID THAT SHE WAS BORN IN MICHIGAN AS DOES 1920 CENSUS (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1317] Census - 1910 - Montana, BEAVERHEAD COUNTY, ED1, PAGE 2, LINES 80 SAYS SHE WAS BORN IN CANADA (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1317] Census - 1910 - Montana, BEAVERHEAD COUNTY, ED1, PAGE 2, LINES 79-80 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S1315] Census - 1870 - Michigan, SANILAC COUNTY, LEXINGTON, P 93R, LN 30 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S2] Marriage certificate, V2:35, SANDUSKY COURTHOUSE, SANILAC, MI (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1311] Census - 1875 of Minnesota.

    8. [S1234] Maybee Society, "YANKTON, CITY WITH A PAST" FAMILY LEGENDS (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S1317] Census - 1910 - Montana, LINES 76-78, SHEET 2, ED 1, BEAVERHEAD COUNTY (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S1234] Maybee Society, FROM A BEAVERHEAD COUNTY COURT RULING IN "G. H. PARSONE ET AL VS. H. S. MUSSIGBROD ET AL" BY JUDGE JAS. C. SMITH AY DILLON ON 10 JANUARY 1923 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S1446] Big Hole water, (10 January 1923).

    12. [S1391] WWI Draft Registration, ROLL 1684099, SER# 157, NO. 1062 (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S1442] Census - 1920 - Montana, BEAVERHEAD COUNTY, ED 9, SHEET 4, LINES 70-73 (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, BEAVERHEAD COUNTY MONTANA ARCHIVES, GENERAL LAND OFFICE RECORDS. HTTP://FTP.ROOTSWEB.COM/PUB/USGENWEB/MT/BEAVERHEAD/LAND/C.TXT (Reliability: 3).

    15. [S1319] Family History - Belva, Belva Louise Maybee Perry.

    16. [S1445] Am Research - Marie Jackon, American Research Bureau, (February 14, 1973).

    17. [S1405] Maybee Society Documents.

    18. [S1444] Mary Amanda's obit, (1925).

    19. [S1443] Death Certificate - Mary A Rufus, NUMBER 049663 (Reliability: 3).

    20. [S1443] Death Certificate - Mary A Rufus.

    21. [S1273] IGI - LDS, BATCH #: M584991, FILM #: 1030051 (ONTARIO MARRIAGE REGISTERS 1801-1944) (Reliability: 3).

    22. [S2] Marriage certificate, V2:35, SANDUSKY COURTHOUSE, SANILAC, MI, SHE WAS 18, HE 26 (Reliability: 3).

    23. [S1233] Barbara Millar, Barbara Miller, MARRIAGES B.C. VICTORIA B.C. ARCHIVES (Reliability: 3).