Burton-Washburn Genealogy

Mary Emma RUPERT

Female 1862 - 1928  (66 years)


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  • Name Mary Emma RUPERT 
    Born 23 Jun 1862  LaClede, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Nov 1928  Emmett, Gem County, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2135  Washburn & allied families
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2013 

    Father Amos RUPERT,   b. 6 Oct 1827, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1907, LaClede, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Abigail ATKINSON,   b. 29 Oct 1842, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1924, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F1056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Clinton William KERSEY,   b. Abt 1858, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1890, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married Aug 1882 
    Children 
     1. Amos Weakfield [or Wakefield] KERSEY,   b. 20 Aug 1885, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1959, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Myra Abigail KERSEY,   b. 10 Dec 1886,   d. 18 Dec 1978, McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     3. Mary Gwendolyn KERSEY,   b. 31 Jul 1888, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1958, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Joseph Neil KERSEY,   b. 12 Jun 1890, Wamego, Pottawatamie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1938, Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2023 
    Family ID F875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 David PRUNTY,   b. 27 Mar 1847, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1904, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Abt 1892 
    Children 
     1. Susie PRUNTY,   b. Jul 1896, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2023 
    Family ID F1058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • (Mary) Emma Rupert was born b: 23 JUN 1862 in
      LaClede, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, the daughter of Amos
      and Abigail (Atkinson) Rupert. After Clinton Kersey’s death, Mary Emma married again and her last name was Prunty at the time of her death in Idaho in 1928.

      The 1900 census for Center, Pottawatomie County, Kansas showed 14-year-old Amus Kersey living with his grandparents, Amus Rupert, 72, and Abby Rupert, 56. The grandson’s birthday was given as Aug 1886 in Kansas. Amus Rupert was born in PA in Oct 1827 and Abby Rupert was born in Ohio in Oct 1843. Abby was listed as having given birth to two children, both still alive in 1900. She and Amos had been married for 39 years.

      The 1900 census also showed Joe Kirsey, age 9, listed as a stepson living with David Prunty, 53, and his wife Mary, 37, and their daughter Susa, 3, in Center, Pottawatomie County, Kansas, in the 1900 census. Joe’s birthdate was June 1890, which is good circumstantial evidence that he was the 1-month-old baby that was mentioned when Clinton W. Kersey died in July 1890. He is quite probable that Joe was one of Clinton and Emma Kersey’s four children, who Mary was left with after Clinton’s death.



      The 1910 census showed that Amos Kersey, age 25, born in Kansas, was living on a ranch in Emmett, Canyon County, Idaho, with his mother, Mary E. Prunty, age 47, who had been married twice. The census showed that Mary had been born in Ohio, her father had been born in PA and her mother in Ohio. Also living with Mary and her son Amos, were two other of her children: Joe Kersey, 20, and Susie Prunty, 13; both born in Kansas. The census indicated that Mary E. had given birth to 7 children, 5 of whom were still living. The census indicated that Mary’s second marriage had been around 1892, which would have been two years after Clinton Kersey died.

      [Note: The 1920 census for Emmett, Gem County, Idaho, shows widow Abigail Rupert, 76, living with her grandson, Amos Kersey, 35. Amos Kersey was single and born in Kansas; his father’s birthplace was listed as Indiana and his mother’s birthplace was listed as Ohio.]