Born in Ohio on May 10, 1883. Mardis was in Spadra, Arkansas in 1920. By 1930 she was a widow and had settled in Los Angeles. She died there on January 9, 1960. A grocery clerk, in her leisure she painted landscapes of the area around her home.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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