Third Generation


34. Mary Louise Burns was born on 23 August 1924 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died Died following long illness with cancer and dimentia at the Deer Isle Nursing Center. on 22 November 2010 at the age of 86 in Deer Isle, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Monday, November 22, 2010 at 9:56 am

SWAN’S ISLAND — Mary L. Staples, 86, died Nov. 18, 2010, at a Deer Isle health-facility. She was born Aug. 23, 1924, the daughter of Charles and Jeannie (Martin) Burns.
Mary was always “on the go.” She was the first to help when help was needed. She loved knitting, crafts, gardening, took painting lessons and was part of what Islanders lovingly called “The Roadrunners.” Above all she was a good friend! Mary was a member of the Swan’s Island Methodist Church, Ladies Aide and choir.
She is survived by son, Wesley Staples of Los Angeles and Houston; daughter, Carolyn McEachern of Stonington; brother, Russell Burns and wife, Margaret, of Ellsworth; sisters, Charlene Carter and Helene Billings, both of Stonington; nieces, Gwen and Lotti;  nephew, Clint; a special friend, Linette Smith; and countless friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Wesley W. Staples Sr.; brothers, Norman, Wilson and Buster Burns; and sister, Marguerite Bacheller.
There will be a memorial service July 2011 on Swan’s Island. Contributions in Mary’s memory may be made to the Swan’s Island Methodist Church, P.O. Box 324, Swan’s Island, ME 04685. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.
She was buried on 9 July 2011 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic.

Ernest Victor (Tainter) Watling, son of John M. (Jack) Watling and Erdine Belle Kent, was born on 14 March 1917 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He died before 2006 at the age of 89. He was adopted. Raised by cousin Erdine Kent & husband Jack Watling following parents death from 1918 flu. Goes by the name, 'Ernest Watling'. Lived at Rockland.

Mary Louise Burns-4755 and Ernest Victor (Tainter) Watling-7266 had the following children:

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Carolyn Williams-12911.

Mary Louise Burns and Wesley Warren Staples Sr. were married on 14 November 1942 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Wesley Warren Staples Sr., son of Herman Wesley Staples and Amy Minerva Joyce, was born on 2 March 1924 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. He served in the military in World War II, US Army. He was a Lobster Fisherman. Wesley died on 24 September 2005 at the age of 81 in Ellsworth, Hancock County, Maine, USA. WESLEY W. STAPLES SR.
SWANS ISLAND - Wesley Warren Staples Sr., 81, died Sept. 24, 2005, at an Ellsworth hospital. He was born March 2, 1924, the son of Herman W. and Amy M. (Joyce) Staples. Wes married his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary (Burns) Staples, Nov. 14, 1942, on Swans Island. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army fighting in Normandy, France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe, where he won the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal and the Middle-European-African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon. Wes was a member of the No. 150 IOOF of Swans Island. He was a talented cabinetmaker and metalworker. He built his own home and furniture, as well as several boats. Wes was active on the planning board for more than 30 years and was very instrumental in getting the ferry to serve Swans Island. He served on the school board for 10 years and on the Swans Island Electric Co-op Board. He was a founding member and manager of the Swans Island Fisherman's Co-op for six years. He was also one of the founding members of the Swans Island Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Wesley W. Staples II, of Los Angles, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Bud Staples. Visitation will be held 10:30 a.m. until the time of funeral services which will be noon, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at the Island Light Methodist Church, Swans Island, with the Rev. David Uber presiding. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Atlantic. Those who desire may make contributions in Wes's memory to the Island Light Methodist Church, care of Gwen May, P.O. Box 5, Swans Island, ME 04685.
He was buried on 27 September 2005 in Rose Hill cemetery, Atlantic.

Mary Louise Burns-4755 and Wesley Warren Staples Sr.-925 had the following children:

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Wesley Warren Staples Jr. was born on 22 October 1946 in Castine, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Lived at California.