Yet more on my Mary Ellen DUNAWAY. New information: Mary Ellen was born March 25, 1867. 1910 Kiowa County, OK Census indicates the date closer to 1865 but definitely states that she, her mother and her father were born in Missouri.
She died 5 August 1915 and is buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Kiowa Co., OK next to her 2nd husband Washington HOWL. She married W.A. HOWL in approximately 1894, likely near Hobart,Kiowa County.
We can locate no DUNAWAY families in Hopkins County when she married my great-grandfather in 1884. By the 1890 Territorial Census they were in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (by permit)or, what is now Marshall County, OK. Living next to them was a Mr. DUNAWAY (age 41) and his wife, 2 boys, 3 girls, 10 total in the family. Mary Ellen would have been somewhere between 25-27 years old at the time.
Many thanks to OKGenWeb, Ethel Taylor Kiowa County whiz, and Lillian @ Carnegie County Library, OK for all their help in finding this info.
If you think you have any connection to, or knowledge about this Mary Ellen DUNAWAY, please contact me. Thank you!