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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Mary Ellen Gaines ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Mary Ellen Gaines
MAIDEN NAME: Looney AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 22 May 1838 DIED: 28 Jul 1917 BURIED: 30 Jul 1917
BIRTH PLACE:  Independence, Jackson Co., Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Independence, Polk Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Polk County 1917) #57 - Mary Ellen Gaines, female, widowed, housewife, b. 22 May 1838 in Missouri, d. 28 Jul 1917 in Independence, Polk Co., Oregon at the age of 79 y's 3 m's 6 d's, name of father Jesse Looney (b. Alabama), maiden name of mother Ruby Bond (b. Tennessee), interment 30 Jul, undertaker Webb & Clough; Funeral ordered by R. L. Gaines.

Abner P. Gains [sic] & Mary Ellen Looney, m 13 May 1857; E. E. Parrish, M.G.  Wit: Jesse & Reuba Looney #289 pg 82. Marion County Oregon Marriage Records 1849-1871
GAINES - At her home, 4th and E Sts., Independence, July 28, at 1:00 a.m. Mrs. Mary E. Gaines, aged 79 years. Interment will be in the local Odd Fellows cemetery, Monday afternoon, July 30. The body was brought to Salem early this morning by C. B. Webb of Webb & Clough's undertaking parlors. The funeral will be held from the parlors at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Capital Journal 28 July 1917 8:2

Funeral of Mrs. Gaines Held in Salem Yesterday. 
Mrs. Mary Ellen Looney Gaines, a descendent of Revolutionary stock and a daughter-in-law of John Gaines, the second territorial governor of Oregon, was buried in Salem yesterday afternoon by the side of her late husband, in Odd Fellows cemetery. She died Saturday in Independence at the age of 79 years. 
Mrs. Looney was a sister of Mrs. Frances Cornell, matron of the state hospital. Their mother was the first white woman to come to the Walla Walla valley. Mr[s]. Gaines was born in 1838 in Independence, Mo. She left Independence, Mo., with her parents, May 22, 1843, and arrived in the Walla Walla valley the following October. The pioneer was a member of one of the first immigrant trains which crossed the plains to Oregon. The family has lived in Salem. 
She leaves the following children: Chester Gaines of Gates, Or.; Richard Gaines, of Independence, Or.; Wilbur Gaines, of Salem, Or.; John Gaines, who is at sea; Mrs. Zepp Job, of Butte, Mont.; Mrs. Ida Wagnon, of San Francisco, and Mrs. Frank Sims, of Portland. 
Oregon Statesman 31 Jul 1917 5:5,6.
Mary Ellen Gaines 
1838 - 1917
OSBH DC (Polk County 1917) #57 
Barrick #721 
S&H pg 11 
CJ 28 July 1917 8:2
OS 31 Jul 1917 5:5-6
Marion County Oregon Marriage Records 1849-1871

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