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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Susan Amelia Cranston ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Susan Amelia Cranston
LAST NAME: Cranston FIRST NAME: Susan MIDDLE NAME: Amelia NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME: Marsh AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
TITLE:  GENDER: F MILITARY: 
BORN: 4 Jan 1830 DIED: 2 Jun 1857 BURIED: 2 Jun 1857
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Housewife
BIRTH PLACE:  Woodstock, Champaign Co., Ohio
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
NOTES: 
Susan A. Marsh married Warren Cranston on April 18, 1850 and left the same day to come to Oregon by ox team. They arrived in the Waldo Hills in the Fall of 1851 after wintering over in Missouri.
Marion County Probate File #379: CRANSTON Minors: Guardianship of minor heirs of Phillip Smith of Ohio. Warren Cranston, father, was appointed Oct. 6, 1869 of Susan A. Cranston, age 16; Ella R. Cranston, age 14; and Huldah O. Cranston, age 12.

"The name of my father's first wife was Susan A. Marsh. Father married her on April 18, 1850, when he was about 23 years old. After the death of my father's first wife he married my mother, Helen S. Gregory, whose father, David Gregory, went to California in 1849."
Source - Lockley, Fred, Impressions and Observations of the Journal Man, Oregon Journal, 9 November 1931, interview with Charles Knox Cranston. "My father had three children by his first wife - Amelia, Ella and Orpha. My half-sister Orpha married the Rev. Farmer, a Baptist minister in Salem. Their son is employed by the Chamber of Commerce in Portland. He recently made a trip to Hawaii looking up trade possibilities." From an interview with Charles Knox Cranston by Fred Lockley, "Impressions and Observations of the Journal Man", Oregon Journal, 9 November 1931
DEATH CERTIFICATE: 
N/A
OBITUARY: 
No obituary or death notice found in Oregon Statesman or Pacific Christian Advocate
INSCRIPTION: 
Susan A. wife of W. Cranston Died June 2, 1857 Aged 27 yrs 4 mo 29 da. (June 2002 - marker broken and off of base)
SOURCES: 
LD DAR pg 43 S&H pg 7 Marion County Probate File #379 OJ 9 November 1931 See Also: NEHGR Vol. 80, pg. 44 & 135
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LOT: 431 SPACE:  LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.214' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.834'
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