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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Marie J. Foss ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Marie J. Foss
MAIDEN NAME: Fitzwater AKA 1: Stutesman AKA 2: Tate AKA 3: 
BORN: 14 Feb 1915 DIED: 13 Feb 2007 BURIED: 
BIRTH PLACE:  Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon
Name of father James Fitzwater
Maiden name of mother Florence Murney

DISCREPANCY - in the obit of Oral Ruth Stutesman, her surviving daughter is listed as Marie Tate, and in the obit for Clarence Stutesman, Marie is listed as his surviving daughter; Marie is enumerated as the daughter of Clarence and Oral Stutesman in the 1930 census record, but Marie's obit gives the name of her mother as Florence (Murney) Fitzwater. NOTE - Oral Ruth's maiden name was Fitzwater. It looks like James Fitzwater was Oral's older brother. 

1920 CA CENSUS - Marie J. Fitzwater, age 4 yrs 11  mos, b. Oregon, is enumerated with James H., age 31, occupation day foreman (shipyard), b. Oregon, and Euphemea, age 25, b. Pennsylvania. [they are enumerated next to James' brother, Fred, and his wife Lotta.  
1930 OR CENSUS - Marie J. Stutesman, age 15, b. Oregon, is enumerated as the daughter in the home of Clarence Stutesman, age 50, occupation hop buyer, b. Oregon, and his wife Oral R., age 38, b. Oregon.
1st MARRIAGE - to Lee Tate, Sep 1937
1940 OR CENSUS - Marie Tate, age 25, b. Oregon, is enumerated with husband, Lee Tate, age 30, occupation pharmacist, b. Oregon. Also enumerated with the family is James Fitzwater, age 50, widowed, occupation house painter, b. Oregon.
2nd MARRIAGE - to Edward Foss, 4 Mar 1968, Multnomah Co., Oregon

Foss - Marie Tate Foss, 91, of Eugene, died Feb. 13. A memorial gathering will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Terpening Terrace, Eugene. Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary, Eugene.
The Register Guard [Eugene] 13 Feb 2007

Marie Foss
A memorial gathering will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at Terpening Terrace in Eugene for Marie Tate Foss of Eugene, who died Feb. 13 of age-related causes. She was 91.
She was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Salem to James and Florence Murney Fitzwater. She married Lee Tate in September 1937 in Salem, and he died in September 1965. She married Edward Foss in November 1967 in Portland. He died in 1988.
She was an artist, an entertainer and a jeweler.
She is survived by a daughter, Melinda Rauch.
Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Private inurnment will be at Salem Pioneer Cemetery. Remembrances to Greenhill Humane Society.
Register-Guard, The (Eugene, Oregon) 15 Feb 2007, pg 6D

Marie Tate Foss
February 14, 1915
February 13, 2007
AFB #01329
1920 CA CENSUS (Los Angeles Co., San Pedro, ED 309, pg 11B) 
1930 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, ED 71, pg 7A)
1940 OR CENSUS (Multnomah Co., Portland, ED 37-228, pg 4B)
Oregon Marriage Index (
RG 13 Feb 2007
RG 15 Feb 2007, pg 6D

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