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Mary Gaume was also known as Ann Marie Gaume. From the Courier-Democrat, Seneca, Kansas, Thursday, October 8, 1914: "A Pioneer Lady is Laid To Rest- Mrs. Mary Aziere came to Kansas in 1867-The passing of a great woman greatly beloved. The death of Mrs. Mary Aziere occurred very suddenly last Friday morning, October 2nd about six o'clock. Mrs. Aziere had been in ill health for a number of years with stomach trouble of a serious nature but was able to be about most of the time and in the afternoon preceding her death went to church intending to partake of the communion on Friday morning. When she could not be aroused, members of her family called relatives and a physician who told them that life had departed some little time before. There was no evidence of struggle and she seemed to have passed away in her sleep. Mary Gaume was born in Louisville, Ohio March 5, 1846 and came to Kansas with her parents in April, 1867. On September 2nd of the same year she was married to Charles Aziere at the Catholic church on Irish Creek. They lived near there but a short time when they moved to the farm north of Seneca where they lived for so many years and where the ten children were born. Mr. Aziere died in 1902 soon after removing to Seneca. Since his death, a son Frank and three daughters, Mrs. Josie McCaffrey, Mrs Jane Smith and Mrs. Elizabeth Helser have passed away. Mrs. Aziere is survived by four daughters and two sons: Mrs. Mary Casey, Mrs. Ellen McCaffrey, Mrs. Della Winkler and Mrs. Ida Stein, all of this community and two sons, Jerome Aziere of Greeley, Kansas and John Aziere of near Kelly and three brothers, Peter Gaume of Onaga, Joseph Gaume of Redlands, CA and Louis Gaume of Peoria, Illinois. Mrs. Aziere was greatly loved by her family and her friends. As a pioneer wife and mother she laid the foundations of her home well and her children and her children's children will arise and call her blessed. She was prepared to answer the summons when it came. She leaves to her sorrowing relatives, the memory of a good, useful Christian life. Requiem Mass was read at St. Peter and Paul's Church on Monday morning at nine o'clock by Rev. Father Joseph Sittenaur, O.S.B. and the burial was made in the family lot at St Mary's Cemetery, St Benedict. The relatives attending the funeral were: Peter Gaume of Onaga and his Daughter, Miss Elizabeth Gaume of Topeka; Mrs. John Gaume of Topeka; Mrs. Joseph Reboul of Waterville; Mrs. Frank Myers on Centralia and Jerome Aziere and Daughter, Zita of Greeley, Kansas.