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Mt. Hope Pioneer Cemetery ~ Mary Minerva Darby
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Darby, Mary Minerva
LAST: Darby FIRST: Mary MID: Minerva
BORN: 15 Jun 1857 DIED: 20 Jan 1931 BURIED: 22 Jan 1931
BIRTH PLACE:  Linn Co., Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon
OSBH DC (Marion County 1931) #240 - Mary M. Darby, female, widowed (James D. Darby), g. 17 Jun 1857 in Linn Co., Oregon, d. 20 Jan 1931 in Portland, Oregon (353 E. Stafford St.) at the age of 73 y's 7 m's 3 d's, name of father John P. Humphreys (b Kentucky), maiden name of mother C. Wilson (b. Tennessee), interment 21 Jan, undertaker Jack & Eckman, informant Ivan Darby of Silverton;
1870 OR CENSUS - Mary M. Humphrey, age 13, b. Oregon, is enumerated with father J. Humphrey, age 37, farmer, b. Tennessee, and Margaret, age 36, b. Tennessee, along with Thos. M., age 17, b. Nebraska, Wm. H., age 15, b. Oregon, John A., age 10, b. Oregon, Charles, age 8, b. Oregon, Penella, age 8, b. Oregon, and Oliver H., age 4, b. Oregon;
MARRIAGE - "J. D. Darby, over 21 & Mary M. Humphreys, over 18, m 15 Jan 1879 at house of John Humphrey; T. H. Small, M. G. Wit: J. W. Short & Charles Briggs. Aff. Daniel Humphreys #2264 pg 546";
1910 OR CENSUS - Mary M. Darby, mother of 9 children, 8 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Oregon, is enumerated with husband of 31 years, James D. Darby, age 59, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, along with Ethel D., age 29, single, teacher, Ava J., age 23, single, teacher, Ivan J., age 22, laborer, Elsie L., age 20, James. O., age 18, and Una C., age 14, all born in Oregon;
Silverton – Mrs. Mary M. Darby, 73, native Willamette Valley resident, died Tuesday night following a lingering illness, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elsie Schriber in Portland. The remains were brought here Wednesday by the Jack and Ekman Funeral Directors.
Mary M. Humphrey was born in Linn County, June 17, 1857, the daughter of pioneers who crossed the plains from Kentucky in 1852. When she was seven years old, the family moved to the Waldo Hills. In January 1878, she was married to James Darby, at Macleay. Mr. Darby died at the family home at Victor Point in the Waldo Hills nearly four years ago. Surviving Mrs. Darby are the following children: Mrs. Ethel Hoffstetter and Miss Ava Darby, Vancouver, Wash.; H.C. Roseburg; Roy, Ashwood, Ore.; Mrs. Schriber, Portland; Mrs. Una Doerfler and J.O. and Ivan Darby, all of Silverton. In addition, four brothers, Tom Humphrey of Eugene, Dan of McMinnville, William of Stayton and Frank Humphrey of Lebanon, and a sister, Mrs. C.M. Cartwright of Silverton, survive. A brother, Charles, died about a month ago in California.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Jack and Ekman chapel and interment will take place in the Warren Cemetery in the Waldo Hills.
Capital Journal 21 Jan 1931 11:8;

Funeral services for Mary M. Darby, sister of W.J. Humphreys of Stayton, were held from the Jack and Ekman chapel at Silverton Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Interment was in the Warren Cemetery in the Waldo Hills.
Mrs. Darby is a member of an old Oregon pioneer family. She was born in Linn County on June 17, 1857. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. John P. Humphreys, who crossed the plains from Kentucky in 1852. When Mrs. Darby was five years old the family moved to the Waldo Hills, where she spent the greater part of her life on a farm near the Warren Cemetery.
In January 1878 she was married to James Darby and moved to the Darby farm east of MacCleay. Her husband died March 21, 1927.
Mrs. Darby is survived by the following children: Mrs. Ethel Hofstetter of Vancouver, Washington; H.C. Darby of Roseburg; Roy Darby of Silverton; and Mrs. Una Doerfler of Silverton; four brothers – Tom Humphreys of Eugene; Dan Humphreys of McMinnville; W.H. Humphreys of Stayton; and Frank Humphreys of Redwood; one sister, Mrs. C.M. Cartwright of Monroe. Her brother, Charles Humphreys, died in California a month ago.
The Stayton Mail 22 Jan 1931;

Mrs. Darby Mourned – Waldo Hills, January 24 – Many friends of Mrs. Mary Humphrey Darby attended her funeral services at the Jack and Ekman chapel in Silverton Thursday. She was laid to rest in the Warren Cemetery in sight of her girlhood home. Until three years ago Mrs. Darby made her home in this vicinity and had many warm friends. One of her daughters, Mrs. Una Doerfler, still lives in the Waldo Hills.
Daily Oregon Statesman 25 Jan 1931 8:6.
Mary M. His Wife
1857 - 1931
[shares marker with James]
Hellie, Mader & Rickey
1870 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Lincoln Pct., FA #1634)
Marriage Records of Marion Co., Oregon 1874-1879, Vol III, pg 47
1910 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Sublimity, ED 233, sheet 5B)
CJ 21 Jan 1931 11:8
Stayton Mail 22 Jan 1931
DOS 25 Jan 1931 8:6

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