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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Ann Kay ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Ann Kay
MAIDEN NAME: Slingsby AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 21 Oct 1837 DIED: 25 Jan 1915 BURIED: 26 Jan 1915
BIRTH PLACE:  Shipley, Yorkshire, England
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
Name of father Henry Slingsby
Maiden name of mother Martha Glover
1880 OR CENSUS - Ann Kay, age 42, b. England, is enumerated with husband Thomas Kay, age 41, b. England, occupation superintendant of woolen mills, along with children Thomas B., age 16, Libbie, age 14, Sarah, age 13 [all three work in woolen mill], Henry, age 11, Minnie, age 3, b. Oregon, Bertha age 7 m's, all born in Oregon;
OSBH DC (Marion County 1915) #224: Ann Kay of 359 N. Liberty, Salem, Oregon, housewife, widow, b. 21 Oct 1837 in England, d. 25 Jan 1915 in Salem, Oregon (359 N. Liberty) at the age of 77 y's, name of father Henry Slingsby (b. England), maiden name of mother Martha Glover (b. England), burial in I.O.O.F.26 Jan, by Lehman & Clough, informant: Mrs. F. Bishop, Salem, Oregon.
Resident of Salem Since 1889.
Well Known Woman Leaves Many Friends
Death called another of Oregon’s honored pioneers when Mrs. Ann Slingsby Kay passed away at her Salem home at 4 o’clock yesterday morning, at the age of 77 years. Mrs. Kay, who was the wife of Thomas Kay, deceased, founder of the Brownsville Woolen Mills, and of the Salem Woolen Mills, has been in Oregon since 1864.
Born in England
Mrs. Kay was born in Shipley, Yorkshire, England, October 21, 1837, and was married there to Thos. Kay in 1856. About five years later she followed her husband to America and they settled in New Jersey. They came to the Pacific coast by way of the Isthmus of Panama in 1864.
On their arrival in Oregon they located in Brownsville, where Mr. Kay established the Brownsville Woolen Mills. They moved to Salem in 1889 and Mrs. Kay had made her home here since that time. She had been a devout member of the Baptist denomination for forty-five years, and attended the Salem Baptist church for twenty-five years.
Leaves Many Relatives
Mrs. Kay leaves five children, fifteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three sisters. The children are: Mrs. C.P. Bishop, wife of State Senator Bishop, Salem; Thomas B. Kay, state treasurer, Salem; Mrs. O.P. Coshow, Roseburg; Mrs. Carl T. Roberts, Portland, and Mrs. Ralph B. Fisher, Portland.
The grandchildren are: Messrs. Chauncey Bishop of Salem, Clarence and Roy Bishop of Pendleton, Mrs. K.H. Pickens of Roseburg, Erol and Margery Kay, Dale and Leone Coshow of Roseburg, Harry Kingsley, Carlisle and Imogene Roberts, and Ralph B. Fisher of Portland. The great grandchildren are: Robert Bishop, Charles Bishop, Elizabeth Jane Bishop and Lola Dale Pickens. The sisters are: Mrs. Greenwood Beacon of Lawrence, Mass; Mrs. Elizabeth Bateson, and Mrs. Phoebe Raistrick of Shipley, England.
The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Baptist church. Rev. H.E. Marshall officiating. Interment will be in the I.O.O. F. cemetery.
Daily Oregon Statesman 26 Jan 1915 8:5.

Mrs. Kay Buried-
The funeral services over the late Mrs. Ann Kay, widow of Thomas Kay, Sr., were held yesterday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church, conducted by Rev. Harry E. Marshall. The Baptist choir sang, "Nearer My God to Thee", "Some Sweet Day" and "When We Meet Again". Among the beautiful floral offerings were a casket spray of white roses from the local order of Elks and a floral pillow composed of lilies and pink and white carnations, which was sent by the members of the state treasurer’s office. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The pallbearers were Judge Burnett, Milton Meyers, Thos. Ryan, Walter Jenks, Sam Vail and Theodore Roth.
Daily Oregon Statesman 27 Jan 1915 5:4.
Ann Kay
Oct. 21, 1837
Jan. 25, 1915
(monument shared with Thos. Kay)

At Rest in Jesus
J. Plant Register
OSBH DC (Marion Co., 1915) #224 
Saucy Survey & Photographs
1880 OR CENSUS (Linn Co., N. Brownsville Pct., pg 404B)
DOS 26 Jan 1915 8:5
DOS 27 Jan 1915 5:4.
LOT: 421 SPACE: 2 NW LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.161' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.835'

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