NameMary Jane Farrell 36,17,174
Birth27 Oct 1907, Nebraska6
Birth Memo? Cummings say 1912
Death29 Sep 1952164 Age: 44
Death MemoLupus
Cause of deathlupus one strain is fatal175
EducationIowa State
FatherDaniel Joseph Farrell (1860-1934)
Birth29 Aug 1904164
Census1930, Victoria, Cass, Iowa176 Age: 25
Death1987 Age: 82
Death MemoArround Easter
OccupationPostmaster, mail carrier, farmer, Massena Iowa164,174
EducationCreighton University
FatherJames Dayton (Date) Amdor (1880-1962)
MotherMary Teresa Eblen (~1878-)
Marriage27 Dec 1934
Notes for Mary Jane Farrell
Two years Teachers College, about 1930.
Sent on to Iowa State, for Batchelors.
Teaching, Assigned to Masina Iowa.
Notes for Mary Jane Farrell
Had her own car when she arrived in Massina Iowa as teacher. This was a big deal for a single woman at the time. Was probably a V8 Ford Roadster. Was "Sporty" or "sports car" altho that term was not generally used until after the War.178
Notes for Mary Jane Farrell
It was simply not done for a school teacher to “date” in a small town like Massena Iowa. Mary lived in town as a school teacher, Ed (John Edward) was the post master. They both would go to Omaha, she to the hous on G street, so they could court. Mary’s father, Daniel J Farrell b1860 did not approve of smoking, but Ed was a smoker. 174
Notes for John Edward (Ed) (Spouse 1)
John Edward Amdor b. 8/29/1904 (he died in 1987 - I think -
right at the Easter season) - He was sick several different years about
Easter time - I know that when he got past Easter, I always figured that
he was good for the next year-
When he was in the hospital the last time they asked if he was a smoker
- we said
yes, but not for about 15 years... The doctors would shake their heads
and say no that shouldn't do it... - Later when Pat moved to the farm,
she replaced the gas furnace and the furnace man told her that the
firebox had a hole in it. - I think that as he spent a lot of time in
the farm house during the winter, he slowly accumulated a lot of carbon
monoxide in his system and when he got past spring and was out doors and
didn't have the furnace on, he got better..
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