Mary Dole (Wiley) Peary

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Mary Dole Wiley

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Maine, United States
Death: November 4, 1910 (86)
S. Portland, Maine, US (Find a Grave death date 1900)
Place of Burial: South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin Wiley Jr. and Mary D. (Bryant) Wiley
Wife of Charles Nutter Peary
Mother of Rear Admiral Robert Peary (USN)

Managed by: Beverly Ann (Lutz) Morse
Last Updated:

About Mary Dole (Wiley) Peary

Another source says Mary was born in Stow, Maine in 1827. Charles Pearly came to Stow and took over the Abbott mill at Stow Corner from his uncle Eben Nutter. In 1849 he purchase land adjacent to the mill and built a house there. In 1852 he and Mary went with the Nutters to Cambria County, Pennsylvania, where Charles worked in Nutter's shook business. Three years after Robert's birth, Charles Peary died, and his wife and son soon returned to Maine and lived in Portland, where Robert attended elementary and high school. When Robert went to Bowdoin College, his mother went with him and lived in Brunswick. After he graduated from college in 1877, Robert and his mother lived for two years near her relatives in Fryeburg Village until 1879, when he obtained a position at the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey in Washington, DC. Mary later moved to Cape Elizabeth and died at the home of her cousin, Eliza Evans, in South Portland.

David A. Crouse, COLD RIVER CHRONICLE, August 2008, page 11.

About 1995 Mike and I stayed in a bed and breakfast located in Fryeburg, Maine - which had been Mary and Robert's home those two years when Mary went back to live near her relatives.. . . Beverly Morse 23 Aug 2008

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Mary Dole (Wiley) Peary's Timeline

January 17, 1824
Maine, United States
May 6, 1856
Age 32
Cresson, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States
November 4, 1910
Age 86
S. Portland, Maine, US (Find a Grave death date 1900)
South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, United States