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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Rose Ellen Kightlinger ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Rose Ellen Kightlinger
MAIDEN NAME: Tower AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 3 Jan 1880 DIED: 27 Apr 1919 BURIED: 29 Apr 1919
BIRTH PLACE:  Motley, Morrison Co., Minnesota
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

Terwilliger Records: Vol. 3, #846, Rose Ellen Tower Kightlinger, b. Jan. 3, 1880, d. Apr. 27, 1919, age 39 years, 3 months, 24 days, married, housewife, Methodist, burial in IOOF Cemetery, charge to S. C. Kightlinger, 1211 S. Liberty St., Salem.

Name of father Andrew F. Tower

Maiden name of mother Helen Robertson

MARRIAGE - To Schuyler C. Kightlinger

"TO WED - S. C. Kightlinger and Rose E. Tower were today granted a marriage license by County Clerk L. V. Eblen, bride-elect being 17 year of age, the consent of her father A. E. Tower, was necessary before the license could be issued."

Daily Capital Journal 28 Jul 1897, pg 4

1910 OR CENSUS - Rose E. Kightlinger, age 32, mother of one child, b. Minnesota, is enumerated with her husband of 12 years, Schuyler C., age 40, occupation waterworks insspector, b. Oregon, along with Mary E., age 11 months, b. Oregon.

DISCREPANCY - Death date is 27 Apr 1919 according to the death certificate but 17th is shown on the marker.  Her mother, Mrs. Ellen [Helen] Robertson Tower, had died of flu just ten days before on the 17th in Portland.


OSBH DC (1919 Marion Co.) #268: Rose Ellen Kightlinger of 1211 S. Liberty, Salem, Marion Co., white, married, housewife, Methodist, b. Motley, Minnesota (dau. of Andrew F. Tower, b. Michigan and Helen Robertson, b. Troy, New York) d. April 27, 1919 (Miller St.), age 39 years, 3 months, 24 days, informant: S. C. Kightlinger, 1211 S. Liberty, burial IOOF cemetery in Salem, Apr. 29, 1919. 


KIGHTLINGER – At her home in south Salem, Sunday, April 27, 1919, Mrs. S. C. Kightlinger, after an illness of one week.

For the past few weeks she had been at the bedside of her mother, Mrs. A. E. Tower, who died and who was buried in Salem about a week ago. The illness contracted during the time she was with her  mother, was the immediate cause of her death.

Besides a husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mary Elizabeth. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Leslie M. E. church and will be conducted by the Rev. H. N.  Aldrich, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Kightlinger was born in Motley, Minn., and moved with her parents to Washington and later to Salem. In July of 1897 she was married [to] S. C. Kightlinger.

She was a consistent and faithful member of the Leslie M. E. church, having become a member of the church in 19003 [1903]. She was also a member of the Silver Bell Circle, of the Women of Woodcraft and the Oregon Grape camp, Modern Woodmen. She had always been active in church work and fraternal work, devoting much of her time to the welfare of others.

The services at the church will be attended by member in a body of the fraternal and church, circles to which she belonged, and by members of the Foresters of America and of the Modern oodmen [Woodmen] of which her husband is a member.

Daily Capital Journal 28 Apr 1919, pg 7



Rose E. Kightlinger 
Jan. 3, 1880
Apr. 17, 1919


OSBH DC (1919 Marion Co.) #268 
Terwilliger Records: Vol. 3, #846 
S&H pg 9 
1910 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, ED 227, sheet 8A)

DCJ 28 Apr 1919, pg 7

DCJ 28 Jul 1897, pg 4
OS Apr. 29, 1919


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