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Bronson, Mary Jane
MAIDEN NAME: Dempsey AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 11 Feb 1848 DIED: 27 Dec 1918 BURIED: 31 Dec 1918 ~ Smith Cemetery
BIRTH PLACE:  Knoxville, Knox Co., Illinois
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
Name of father Isaac Iddings Dempsey
Maiden name of mother Nancy Ferguson
[Parents are buried in Burch Cemetery]
MARRIAGE - D.O. Bronson & Mary Dempsey m 26 Jan 1870 at house of Mr Dempsey; H.M. Waller, MG. Wit: J.G. Brown & I.N. Davidson. Bk B pg 88
1880 OR CENSUS - M.J. Bronson, age 32, b. Ohio, is eumerated with husband D[avid] O., age 43, occupation farmer, b. Michigan, along with B. [Blanche], age 9, b. Oregon, H. [Hattie], age 7, b. Oregon, W. I. [William], age 5, b. Oregon, and C. B. [Charles], age 3, b. Oregon.
1900 OR CENSUS - Mary J. Bronson, age 52, mother of 6 children, b. Feb 1848 in Illinois, is enumerated with her husband of 30 years, David, age 65, occupation farmer b. Jan 1835 in Michigan, along with Walter H., age 16, b. May 1884 in Oregon. Also enumerated in the household is Mary E. Ward, identified as a cousin, age 13, b. Nov 1886 in Oregon.
[NOTE - daughter Hattie Bronson Sibley was the mother of Evelyn Sibley Lampman, the famous children's writer]
OSBH DC (Polk County 1918) #136 - Mary Jane Bronson, female, housewife, widowed; b. 11 Feb 1848 in Illinois, d. 27 Dec 1918 at Dallas, Oregon (401 Court St.) at the age of 70 years 10 mos 17 days, name of father Isaac Dempsey (b. Ohio), maiden name of mother Nancy Ferguson (b. Kentucky); bur Lewisville [Smith]; informant Mrs H.C. Eakin of Dallas, Oregon.
Deseased Resided for Nearly Forty Years on Farm Near Lewisville Coming Here in 1912.
Mrs. Mary Bronson died at ther home of her daughter, Mrs. H .C. Eakin in Dallas, Friday evening, Dec. 27, 1918, of neuritis, after an illness of one week. Mrs. Bronson was born at Knoxville, Illinois, Feb. 11, 1848. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. I. Dempsey, Oregon pioneers of 1862, who located for the first year at Monmouth, and the following year at Rickreall where she was married Jan. 28, 1870, to D. O. Bronson, who died in this city in January 1915. For nearly forty years Mr. and Mrs. Bronson lived on their farm near Lewisville, removing in 1912 to Dallas. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. I. N. Davidson of Toppenish, Washington, and five children, Mrs. Hort C. Eakin and Mrs. Joseph E. Sibley of Dallas, Wm. Bronson of Harrisburg, Charles D. Bronson of Monrovia, California and George H. Bronson of Lewisville. Mrs. Bronson has been a member of the M.E. Church South for many years.
Polk County Observer (Friday) 3 Jan 1919
OSBH DC (Polk County 1918) #136
Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1849-1879, page 46
1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute Pct, ED 107, FA#91)
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute Pct, ED 176, pg 2B)
PCO 3 Jan 1919
ROW: 46-6  

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