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Mahala Sneathen

Female 1848 - 1917  (68 years)


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  • Name Mahala Sneathen  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 25 Sep 1848  Philipsburg, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Mar 1917  Walkerton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried North Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton, St. Josephs, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I5499  Carl
    Last Modified 20 May 2012 

    Family 1 Isaac Wesley Harmison,   b. 22 Nov 1843, Johnson Township, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1890, Walkerton, St. Joseph, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1866  [3
    Children 
     1. William Henry Harmison,   b. 8 Jan 1868, Walkerton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1918, Walkerton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     2. Viola E. Harmison,   b. 28 Jul 1874, Walkerton, St. Joseph County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1969, Walkerton, St. Joseph County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robert Robison,   b. 21 Feb 1839, Whetstone Township, Crawford County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1903, Johnson Township, Walkerton, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1903  South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1910  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In the marriage of Mahala Snethen, granddaughter of Elizabeth Pemberton, to Isaac Wesley Harmison, grandson of Samuel Harmison and Nancy Arnold, the Pemberton line 'crossed' once again with the Harmison family. Said 'crossing' of the family lin es originally occured with the marriage of two of Mary Pemberton Barrett's daughters, Eunice "Emma" Barrett and Esther "Hettie" Barrett to Isaac Harmison and John Harmison. Isaac and John Harmison were the sons of Samuel Harmison and Nancy Arn old. Isaac Wesley Harmison was the son of Isaac and John's brother, Samuel Harmison, Jr.

      Mahala and her brother, Isaac Thomas Snethen, ch. Abraham Snethen and Mary Thomas, were raised by their step-father, Jacob Snell and his third wife, Rebecca (Burke) Smith following Mary's death. Rebecca (Burke) Smith was widow to Henry Smith, s on of Catharine Harmison and Samuel Smith.

      Obituary, March 23, 1917, Walkerton Independent, Walkerton, St. Joseph, Indiana:

      "Mahala Snethen was born September 25, 1848 in Philipsburg, Montgomery County, Ohio and passed away at her home in this place Sunday evening, March 18, 1917, aged 66 years, 5 months and 23 days.

      At the age of seven years she came with her parents to this vicinity where she resided up to the time of her death, fifty-nine years.

      March 20, 1866 she was married to Wesley Harmison (Isaac Wesley Harmison), who died January 27, 1890. To this union were born two children, William, of this place, and Viola Cripe of Michigan City. March 18, 1902, she was married to Robert Robi son, who died in November of the same year.

      Besides her son and daughter, she leaves to mourn one grandson, and a host of relatives and friends. One brother preceded her in death six years ago. In her youth she united with the Methodist Church, which faith she held to the end. She wa s a good neighbor and kind, always ready to help others before herself.

      The funeral was held at the Methodist church Thursday, forenoon at ten o'clock, Rev. Hargrave officiating, assisted by Rev. Mitchell. Internment was held at Woodlawn Cemetery."

      NOTE: Mahala Snethen Harmison Robison is buried next to her husband, Isaac Wesley Harmison at Woodlawn Cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S303] St. Joseph County, Indiana Census, page 578 (Reliability: 3).
      1880, Lincoln Township

    2. [S303] St. Joseph County, Indiana Census, page 305 (Reliability: 3).
      1870, Lincoln Township

    3. [S434] Carol Elrod, elrod@netdirect.net.

    4. [S435] 1850 Federal Census, Clay Twp., Montgomery County, Ohio.

    5. [S436] Walkerton Independent Newspaper, Walkerton, Indiana.

    6. [S328] South Bend Area Genealogical Society, page 204 (Reliability: 3).
      St. Josephs County, Cemetery Inscription

    7. [S304] Indiana Marriage Records, 1850 - 1920, Book 18, page 502 (Reliability: 3).
      Mahala Harmison to Robert Robison, 1 April 1903, St. Joseph County, Indiana.

    8. [S436] Walkerton Independent Newspaper, Walkerton, Indiana, April 11, 1903 (Reliability: 3).
      Mr. Robert Robison and Mrs. Mahala Harmison, living near this place, were united in marriage at South Bend on Thursday of last week by Justice Lindeblad. The ceremony took place in the office of the justice in the presence of a few friends. Th e high contracting parties are old and respected residents of this locality and they have the congratulations and best wishes of their many friends."