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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Mary E. Gantenbein ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Mary "Mamie" E. Gantenbein
MAIDEN NAME: Folks AKA 1: Gantenbine AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 1876 DIED: 12 Apr 1910 BURIED: 14 Apr 1910
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
1880 OR CENSUS - Mary E. Folkes, age 4, b. Oregon, is enumerated with Jas. L. Folks, age 54, b. Ohio, occupation saloon keeper, and Lillie W., age 24, b. Oregon along with Henry, age 9 m's, b. Oregon.
MARRIAGE - to John Gantenbein
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1910) #1113 - Mrs. Mamie Gantenbine, female, married, b. Oregon, d. 12 Apr 1910 Salem, Oregon at the age of 34 years, 7 months, name of father James Folks (b. Missouri), maiden name of mother Lillie Force (b. Oregon), interment 14 Apr 1910 in IOOF, undertaker - A. M. Clogh, informant Lillie Folks of Salem, Oregon.
Funeral of Mrs. Mamie Gautenbein [sic - Gantenbein]
Last night the gentle dews fell upon another little mound in the cemetery - filling the chalices of the beautiful flowers which covered it, with tears. Under them lies the form of one who, but a few short days ago, a tender mother and loving wife made glad her home. One whose busy hands ministered to those she loved. Whose unfailing sympathy and gentle womanliness made all who knew her, her friends, always. The long cortege, that sorrowing, paid the last tribute the living may pay to the dead, gave eloquent testimony to the esteem in which she was held, and the great bank of beautiful flowers that covered the dull earth that pressed her coffin lid, spoke, through silent, in the mute language of sorrow and of bereavement. With solemn services and deep toned music that came resonant from full hearts, the last farewell was said, the mound covered with flowers, and she was left to wait the judgment morn.
The sun the morning shone down upon the new made grave and the tears left by the dew were slowly wiped away. Thus it will be to those who mourn. Time cannot make us forget, but even as it smoothes the rugged and stormshot battlefield, and covers the scars with verdure, so does it soften the poignancy of grief.
The funeral services were held at the chapel of the parlors at the Clough undertaking parlors, and were conducted by Rev. P. S. Knight. The ball bearers were O. Bower, B. Nelans, Ira Jorgensen, W. Hatch, G. N. Patterson and E. T. Prescott, all members of Foresters, to which the bereaved husband belongs, and the local lodge attended in a body. The hymns were most beautifully rendered by members of the German singing society.
Daily Capital Journal 15 Apr 1910, 5:1

A few Words of Thanks
To the many friends whose tender sympathy and many acts of kindness during the sickness and following death of my wife; whose loving hands covered the grave with flowers, I can only say my heart is too full for words, such words as I would wish to express my gratitude. To the lodge of Foresters, the Rev. P.S. Knight and those whose many voices rendere3d so splendidly the hymns I can only say, I thank you.
Daily Capital Journal 15 Apr 1910, 5:4
1876 - 1910
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1910) #1113
S&H pg 29
1880 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, Pct., FA #40)
DCJ 15 Apr 1910, 5:1
DCJ 15 Apr 1910, 5:4

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