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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Ida Maria Babcock ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Ida Maria Babcock
MAIDEN NAME: Pratt AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
TITLE: Mrs. GENDER: F MILITARY: Women's Relief Corps
BORN: 13 Jun 1850 DIED: 21 Jan 1939 BURIED: 24 Jan 1939
BIRTH PLACE:  South Kingston, Rhode Island
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
PHOTOGRAPH NOTE: The choir photograph is courtesy of Salem (Oregon) Public Library Historic Photograph Collections. The caption is: "A photo of the first choir of the First Congregational Church of Salem in 1885 - all women. They are identified as follows (reading left to right): Dickinson, Edna; Stratton, Helen Williams; Farrar, Abbie Hatch, foreground; Babcock, Ida Pratt; Gilbert, Mary Cooper; and Chapman, Jennie Thatcher."
OSBH (Marion County 1939) #55 - Ida Babcock, female, widow of F. J. Babcock, b. 13 Jun 1850 in South Kingston, Rhode Island, d. 21 Jan 1939 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 88 years, 7 months, 8 days, name of father: L. E. Pratt (b. Rhode Island), maiden name of mother: Nancy Lawrence, interment IOOF 24 Jan, undertaker Clough-Barrick, informant Miss Grace Babcock.
Mrs. Ida Babcock Dies at Age 88
Funeral Set Tuesday for Well-Known Pioneer Resident Here
Mrs. Ida Maria Babcock, prominent Salem pioneer resident, died yesterday noon following a long illness at her family residence, 749 North Commercial street. She was 88 years old. Services will be held from the Clough-Barrick chapel Tuesday, January 24, at 1:30 p.m., with burial at IOOF cemetery, Dr. W. C. Kantner and Rev. Robert Hutchinson will have charge. 
Father and Husband Prominent 
She was born in South Kingston, Rhode Island, June 13, 1850, and was the daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Emily Pratt. Her father brought the family to Oregon while she was a young girl, Capt. Pratt established the first woolen mill in Salem and was a well-known river boat captain. On March 8, 1871, she was married to Freeland J. Babcock, former Marion county clerk. Her husband served as a captain in the civil war and was a prominent Masonic member. 
Of their four children, two survive, Miss Grace Babcock of Salem and Mrs. C. A. Maulding of Ocean Lake. Two sons are deceased, Pratt Babcock and William Paul Babcock who died in 1924. 
Active in Club Work 
Mrs. Babcock was long a member of the First Congregational church. She was a charter member of the Women's Relief corps and first department president of that organization. She was also a member of the Eastern Star, Past Matrons" association, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Old Timers' club and the Priscilla club. Survivors include the two daughters, two granddaughters, Miss Bertha Babcock of Salem, Mrs. Oliver Jessup of Portland; niece, Mrs. Carrie Beechler. 
Oregon Statesman 22 Jan 1939 5:1 

BABCOCK -- Mrs. Ida Maria Babcock, at the residence, 749 North Commercial street, January 21, at the age of 88 years. Survived by daughters, Miss Grace Babcock of Salem, Mrs. C. A. Maulding of Ocean Lake; granddaughters, Miss Bertha Babcock of Salem, Mrs. Oliver Jessup of Portland; nieces, Mrs. Carrie Beechler of Salem, Ida Haas of Oakland, California, siss Pratt, Mrs. J. W. Miles, Portland; nephew, F. B. Pratt of Portland; great grandson, Billy Jessup of Portland. Funeral services will be held from Clough-Barrick chapel Tuesday, January 24, at 1:30 p.m. with interment at IOOF cemetery, Drs. W. C. Kantner and Robert Hutchinson officiating. Casket will be open to friends until service time. 
Oregon Statesman 24 Jan 1939 5:1.
Ida M. 
1850 - 1939 
(shares marker with Frelon J.)
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1939) #55 
S&H pg 80 
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OS 22 Jan 1939 5:1 
OS 24 Jan 1939 5:1
LOT: 664 SPACE: 3 SE LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.175' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.917'

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