Oquawka Spectator newspaper 1 Apr 1903
Mary Chapin who died in Mercer Co.
DEATHS.---CHAPIN.--Mrs. MARY A. CHAPIN of Keithsburg died at the home of her son in Keithsburg, March 21. She was in her 85th year and was a resident of Oquawka in early days.
Mary Chapin was the daughter of Isaac Essex a pioneer of Oquawka.