It is said and not really confirmed that my Great Grandmother Mary Bennett Rice b. abt 1861 and d. abt. 1897 was a long time employee of the Springfield Republic Newspaper. She is burried in the Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield.
Can anyone tell me how I can go about confirming she really was and employee of this newspaper? Does it still exsist? Are there archives in the library? She was employedprobably during the 1880's - 1890's.