Mary Anna, the second child of Carey Reed and Catherine Daniells, was born in 1874 in Wacousta, Michigan, and died in 1966 in Mt. Dora, Florida. Mary went to New York around 1892 to visit her brother Estee, who worked for the Ingersoll Watch Company. She decided to stay in New York and entered the Long Island College Hospital to take a three-year course in nursing. While in New York she met and married William Bearmore of Monmouth County, New Jersey, in 1899. After a time, Will Bearmore also began working for Ingersoll as a salesman. Their daughter Mildred Edna was born in 1900.