Vine, Mary Alida (1889 - 1980)







----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 08/06/1980

Vine, Mary Alida (1889 - 1980)

Mary Alida Vine wrote several accounts of homestead days in northeastern Montana, which are now at the University of Montana Archives at Missoula. She was a newspaper correspondent for Faith Lutheran Home, where she had lived since 1976, until several months ago when ill health forced her to stop. She died Saturday, July 26, 1980, in Williston, N.D. hospital. She was 91.

She was born April 24, 1889 at Dodgeville, Wis., a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Swenson. In 1902, the family moved to Greenwood, Clark County, where she was raised. When she became 21, she moved west to Montana to homestead nine miles northeast of Vida. She taught rural schools in that area for some years.

She married Pricy Vine on June 30, 1915 at St. Paul, Minn. and they made their home near Vida. He died in 1970. She was interested in plants, beadwork and music, in addition to her writing.

She is survived by a son, John of Vida eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Blanche Vine Ness and a son Floyd.

Services for Mrs. Vine were Tuesday, July 29, at Clayton Memorial Chapel. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery at Wolf Point.



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