?From the Marshall County News, Marysville, KS, Friday March 11, 1927, page 1:
Mrs. Mary Kirkwood
Mrs. Mary Kirkwood died at her home here Wednesday evening, March 2 at the age of eighty years, five months and thirteen days after an illness of three years.
Mrs. Kirkwood had been a resident of Marshall county since 1884 with the exception of four years, 1901 to 1905, when she lived in Manhattan.It was her privilege to experience the hardships of the early pioneers of this country.
Mary Slaughter was born September 17, 1846 in Jefferson county, Ind.She was married to A. W. Kirkwood September 5, 1869 in Iroquois county, Ill.In the year of 1884 they moved to Marshall county.Mr. Kirkwood preceded his wife in death by eleven years.She was the mother of eight children, six of whom are still living and were present at the time of her death.She is survived by N. Kirkwood and Laura J. Kinsley of Marysville; M. Kirkwood of Denver; L. Kirkwood of Manhattan, and Mildred and Nina of Marysville.Idella A. Hall of Bell, Calif., is her only sister still living.She is also survived by ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides a number of nephews and nieces.
She was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star; a member of the Women’s Relief Corps, and a member of the Memorial Presbyterian church since 1907.
The sixth, seventh, and eighth grades of the schools, the O.E.S. and the W.R.C. attended the funeral in a body.Interment was made in the Marysville cemetery.The Eastern Star had charge of the grave service and the Women’s Relief Corps bore the color guard.