Margaret Pinkerton Fenton Obit

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Margaret Pinkerton Fenton Obit - AGED 86r IS DEAD Weil-Known Weil-Known...
AGED 86r IS DEAD Weil-Known Weil-Known Weil-Known Portland Woman Passes Peacefully Away Surrounded by Children. CROSSED PLAINS IN 1865 She Was the Mother of ZtffM Sobs and Two Daughters, AH of Whom : Survive Kr. Mrs. Margaret Fenton. 86 years old. one of the pioneers of the Willamette valley, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur C. Spencer, 662 Myrtle street She had been hover, lng near -the -the end for many days but her release was peaceful. During her last hours she was surroundsd by her children, most of whom reside in Port land and the Willamette valley. Was Bora ta Kentucky. Mrs Margaret Fenton was born in Knox county, Kentucky, April 19. 1880, and was the oldest child of David and Mary Plnkerton. The Pinkertons were from North Carolina, and originally from Scotland. Her mother, Mary Tur tle, was born In Kentucky, and the family came to Kentucky from Vir ginia in an arly day. Mrs. Fenton, with her parents, came to Missouri In 1846 and settled in what is now known as Clark county. October 16, 1861, she was married to James Davis Fenton, who died In Yam hill county February 8, 1886. Mrs. Fenton and her husband upon their marriage located In Scotland county. Mo where they resided until they left jor Oregon on May 2, 1865. At that time , there was no transcontinental railroad, and they came with their family by emigrant wagonr train by way of the Oregon trail, and after a long and tedious journey of five months and 11 days, reached the Wil lamette valley, spending the winter near what is now Woodburn, In Mar ion county, and in the spring of 1866 located in Yamhill county. Came to Portland In 1890. , In ISttO she came to Portland and has lived in this city continuously aince that time. She was reared on the farm and was acoustomed to all the hard shjps and privations of pioneer life in Missouri, and has witnessed tne eleven opment of the state of Oregon for more than 60 years. The mother of 10 children, eight son and two daughters, she was -a -a woman of vigorous constitution. All of her children survive her, ex cepting- cepting- Charles R. Fenton, who died in Spokane in October, 1893, at the age o.' 29 years. The sons surviving are Wil liam D., Dr. J. D Dr. Matthew F. and Dr. Hicks C. Fenton of Portland; James E. of San Francisco; Frank W. of McMinnville, and H. L. .Fenton of Dallas. Her daughters are Mrs. Amanda F. Landess, residing near Carlton, and Mrs. Arthur C Spencer of Portland. DEATH .TAKES PIONEER ft - - TW.-'r-'. TW.-'r-'. TW.-'r-'. TW.-'r-'. TW.-'r-'. :v': :::. fl Mrs. Margaret A Fenton. AT LENTS MEETING Pre-Industrial Pre-Industrial Pre-Industrial Education Is Discussed by . Candidate for School Superintendent. X. Pre-Industrlal Pre-Industrlal Pre-Industrlal Education' was the subject of an address by E. H. Whitney, Whitney, principal of the Ockley Green public school and candidate for Mult nomah County School Superintendent, before the Lents Grange, yesterday afternoon, in the Odd Fellow's hall at Lents. It was an all day session. The fore noon was devoted to the Initiation of fsix new candidates, the first and sec ond degrees being conferred. J. J. Johnson, master of the Pomona grange was present and made a short address urging all those who could to attend the next meeting of the pomona grange, which will be held in Green's hall, Woodlawn. "We owe it to the Woodlwn Grange and everybody that can should be there. ' Mr. Johnson stated. He also urged all those who had not yet taken the fifth degree should make preparations to do so at the next misting. A feature of yesterday's program was th presentation of an emblem by members of the Lents Grange to Post' PROFESSOR WHITNEY ADDRESSES GRANGE I

Clipped from The Oregon Daily Journal12 Mar 1916, SunPage 4

The Oregon Daily Journal (Portland, Oregon)12 Mar 1916, SunPage 4
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