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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Dora Gesner ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Dora Gesner
MAIDEN NAME: McGee AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 16 Aug 1888 DIED: 23 Feb 1930 BURIED: 25 Feb 1930
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon

1900 OR CENSUS - Dora McGee, age 11, b. Aug 1898 in Oregon, is enumerated with mother Ruby McGee, age 46, widow, mother of 7 children 6 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Nov 1853 in Indiana, along with siblings Frederick, age 16, b. Jun 1883 in Oregon, Maud, age 15, b. Sep 1884 in Oregon, Richard, age 12, b. Aug 1887 in Oregon,  Ruby, age 8, b. Oct 1891 in Oregon, and Laura, age 6, b. Oct 1893 in Oregon.

1910 OR CENSUS – Dora Gesner (22y, b Oregon, married 4y, mother of 1 child) enumerated with husband Liss [Ulysses] (30y, b Oregon, occupation farm laborer), daughter Florence (3y, b Oregon), mother Ruby T. Magee [sic; McGee] (55y, b Indiana, widowed, mother of 6 children, occupation farmer) and 3 McGee siblings, all born in Oregon, Dick (23y), Ruby (19y) and Lura (17y)

1920 OR CENSUS – Dora Gesner (31y, b Oregon, divorced) enumerated with 3 boarders

Husband Ulysses S. Gesner appears in 1920 census of Salem as widowed, with 2 children, Florence (13y) and Eugene (7y). He died 4 Nov 1973 at Bremerton, Kitsap Co, Washington [Washington death index]


OSBH (Multnomah County 1930) #631 - Dora Gesner, female, divorced, name of husband was Ulyses Gesner, b. 16 Aug 1889 in Oregon, d. 23 Feb 1930 in Salem, Oregon at the age of 40 y's 6 m's 7 d's, name of father Richard McGee (b. Illinois), maiden name of mother Ruby P. Carter (b. Indiana), interment IOOF 25 Feb 1930, undertaker Miller & Tracey, informant Lora McGee of Salem, Oregon. .


Dora Gesner, 41, died at Derr Sanitariun, Portland, Feb. 22. Mother of Mrs. Homer H. West of Hoquiam, Washington; Opal and Eugene Gesner of Salem, Oregon; sister of Mrs. George Anderson of Dallas, Mrs. Charles Reinke of Salem, Richard McGee of Grand Ronde, Lora McGee of Salem. Funeral services will be held at the Rigdon mortuary at 1:20 p. m. at the Rigdon mortuary at 1:20 p. m. today. Interment will be in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
Oregon Statesman 25 Feb 1930 5:5.


Dora Gesner
1888 - 1930


OSBH (Multnomah County 1930) #631
1900 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., E. Salem, ED 127, sheet 9A) 

1910 OR CENSUS (Marion co, East Salem, ED 207, sheet 4A)

1920 OR CENSUS (Multnomah co, Portland, ED 106, sheet 8B)

OS 25 Feb 1930 5:5

LOT: 422 SPACE: 3 NE S½ LONGITUDE: N 44 55.165' LATITUDE: W 123 02.836'

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