Mary L Handy

was born to George and Martha Handy.

She married Duncan McTaggart in 1895.

Source Information Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. Original data: Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
*Thank you, Grant Balke
McTaggart -- Handy Wedding
On Thursday, December 26, 1895, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Handy, near Ray, Dr. Theodore McTaggart, of Ray, and Miss Mary Handy were united in marriage. Rev. Eagy, of Reading, performing the interesting ceremony that made them husband and wife. A large number of invited guests from Angola, Pleasant Lake, Fremont, Jonesville, Rives Junction, Ray, Clear Lake, Denver, Col., and St. Thomas, Ontario, were present, and many beautiful and useful presents were received by the happy pair. The wedding march was played by Mrs. Wesley Uhl, who it was remembered, played the same march at the wedding of the bride's sister just thirteen years before. The bride looked her loveliest in a tan broadcloth dress with a corsage of cream satin, white gloves and slippers to match, with cream roses in her hair and a bouquet of cream roses. The groom was handsomely attired in a black dress suit. The bridesmaid, Miss Mabel Matson, of Pleasant Lake, and J. W. Keefer, the groomsman, gracefully performed their respective parts.

An exceptionally pleasing feature of the elegant wedding feast that followed consisted in responses to toasts announced by Mr. Keefer, toastmaster, who himself appropriately responded to "The Bride and Bridegroom." "Our Profession" was the announced and Dr. H. D. Wood made the response. Rev. O. E. Eagy and W. P. Tompkins then responded to "Our Calling," and Wesley Uhl to "The Layman." Dr. and Mrs. McTaggart will reside in Ray where he will practice his profession, and the REPUBLICAN joins their many friends in wishing them a long life of the choicest blessings.

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Source Information Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Death Records. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan.

Mary L. Handy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Handy, of Ray, Ind., was born August 6, 1871, and died March 21, 1940, at the age of 68 years 6 months and 15 days. She was united in marriage to Dr. Duncan McTaggart, Dec. 26, 1895. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Straw, of Naperville, Ill.
She united with the Baptist church of Clear Lake iin early girlhood, and was faithful in all her christian activities until death. Her education was received in the Ray district school, Hillsdale college and Tri-State Normal school at Angola. After studying under Prof. King of Philadelphia, she taught elocution at Tri-State for some time. She was county president of the W. C. T. U. at one time, and president of the local Ray union for many years.

As an assistant to her husband in the medical profession, she has been very helpful and home and community have known and loved her for her many kind and thoughtful deeds.

Left to mourn the loss are her aged husband, one daughter, Mrs. Bessie Straw, two grandchildren, Margaret and Betty Straw, of Naperville Ill., one sister, Mrs. Lida Duguid of Ray, nephews, nieces, and a host of friends.

Preceding her in death were two brothers, Frank and Spencer.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Oral Duckworth, pastor of the Clear Lake Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Claud Pyles, pastor of the M. E. church at Ray. Flower bearers were members of the Clear Lake Ladies Aid, of the Baptist church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the Ray cemetery.

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Photo taken by Susan Straw ~ July 10, 2019

Mary is buried in Ray Cemetery
Fremont, Steuben County, Indiana, USA