Mary Caroline Ollis 1
- Born: 20 Nov 1861, Pontoosuc, Hancock, Illinois, United States
- Marriage (1): George Washington Stancliff on 1 Apr 1885 in Mira Creek, Valley, Nebraska, United States
- Died: 5 Dec 1952, Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States at age 91
- Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States
Another name for Mary was Callie Ollis.
An Arlene Stancliff remembers (in 1999) that Evert Stancliff, then living in St. Louis, MO, took his mother, Mary Caroline (Ollis) Stancliff to Highland County, IL to visit her "Brown cousins" in 1932.
Callie and George's wedding service was conducted in the home of her parent's home in Mira Valley (then called Mira Creek, Nebraska) eight miles south of Ord, NE on April 1, 1885, conducted by Rev. C. Slack. Official witnesses were Milla (or Willa) C. Brown and James G. Hastings. (Information taken from Callie's bible, now possessed by Callie's grandson Robert C. Stancliff. James Hastings' daughters Jane and Eleanor would, 37 years later, marry Callie's nephew James B. Ollis, William Ollis, respectively. It is difficult to read the first letter of the other witness of Callie's marriage, whether it is Milla or Willa, but their way, I have no record of that person, but it must have been a member of the Brown family to which Callie was related. Several members of the Brown family lived at Mira Valley or nearby Ord and North Loup, NE.)
A so-called "Final Receipt: United States to Arch. Morris," receipt #1996 (Receiver's office, Grand Island, Nebraska, dated Dec. 14, 1883) verifies that Mary C. Ollis of Valley County, Nebraska paid $200.00 (at $1.25 per acre) for 160 acres in Mira Valley of Valley County: SW Qtr of Sec 10 in Twp No. 18 of North, of Range No. 14 West.
Then a "Record of U. S. Patents" document records the granting of the same property by President Chester A. Arthur to Mary C. Ollis of Valley County, Nebraska on October 11, 1884.
Then a Valley County register of deeds (page 321) records the transfer of that same property from Mary C. Stancliff and her husband George W. Stancliff to Thomas J. Nethery on May 5, 1885, for what appears on the copy of the deed to be $400. (It is difficult to read the exact amount. It could be $200 and it could be $500. It is written out, not in numerals, so the first letter is either a F or T -- not sure.) Thomas J. Nethery is the husband of the sister of James Ammiel Ollis's wife. James Ammiel Ollis is the brother of Mary C. Stancliff.
Callie and her husband George are buried beside each other at Mt Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas.
In 1909 Callie was living in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1913 she was living in Texas.
According to Independence city records, Callie is the owner of the 10-space Lot 1688 in which she and her husband are buried, as well as two of their children and a daughter-in-law. Each of their graves are in two spaces; for example Callie's grave is in spaces 1 and 2.
Mary married George Washington Stancliff on 1 Apr 1885 in Mira Creek, Valley, Nebraska, United States. (George Washington Stancliff was born on 15 May 1854 in Wyoming, Stark, Illinois, United States, died on 27 Nov 1931 in Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery, Kansas, United States.)