Thursday, May 17, 2012

FRANCES ALOIS HUCKINS death

Spouse: James Andrew McNicholl
Married 6 June 1890
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When the husband of Frances Alois Huckins died, 29 March 1910 in Grangeville Idaho, their youngest child was still a toddler. (Family records say that child Dora McNicholl was born 27 Oct 1906 making her about 2/12. The 1910 census lists her age as 1 year 7 months.)  Two daughters,  Cora age 10 and Georgia an infant preceded him in death.

Fannie left Idaho and went to live with her recently widowed mother in Pateros Washington. Her father, James Huckins, died only 8 months prior to her husband. On the 1910 Census she is head of household living with 4 daughters at the same residence as her mother, 3 brothers, and a nephew.
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The first name on the same census page is Roy Dougherity [also spelled Dougherty, Dougharty and other variations]. Fannie later married him and when she died they were living  in Oregon. Some sources say Fannie was living at Durkee, Oregon. Others say she died at Weatherby, Oregon. Both are tiny, mostly abandoned villages/camps in the Oregon high country wilderness where this family lived.
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Notes from Papa's first cousin, Pat Shelton Erdmann, say,
"Funeral record from Weatherby, Oregon.
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"Certificate of Death, Oregon State, Multnomah County of Fannie Dougharity, died near Weatherby, Baker, Oregon.  Was 44y 23d d 17 May 1918 of Valoular Insufficiancy. She had dropsy for 3 years.  She was married to Roy Dougherty (signature) at the time of her death.  Her father was listed as James Huckins born in Canada. Her birthplace was listed as Peoria, Ill.  She was buried at Malhure Ore. 20 Jun 1918.
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"Fanny was 44 when she passed away.  Her death record says she was born in 1874. ... The Huckins family history says that Fanny and Roy lived in Grass Valley, Oregon which is more north central Oregon than where they lived when she died.  They must have lived in Weatherby at least 6 months as the Doctor that attended her stated he had treated her from 26 Oct 1917."
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Hazel Bennett Berry (a child of her daughter Lenora McNicholl and Marion Allen Bennett) wrote, "the furthest back I can remember was when my grandmother died. In those days the body wasn't taken to a funeral parlor, but was kept at home until time for burial. I remember seeing the coffin in a room, my parents and Aunt Sarah [Isabella McNicholl Shelton] were there. 
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"This was a large two or three story house. This is the only time I can remember mama's sister Dora [McNicholl. Dora died one month later 13 June 1918 at Entiat, Washington, see note below]. She was about twelve or thirteen years old, and when grandmother died she ran across a creek and up a road to the neighbors to tell them what had happened. 
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" I was about four years old [born 24 July 1914 ]and this made an impression on my mind that was hard to forget. This all happened at a very small town called Weatherbee, between Baker City and Ontario, Oregon. My Aunt Sarah and her family must have lived in that house with us or close by, because she was with my older sister, Blanche, and I quite a lot."
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Notes from Pat Shelton Erdmann, say, "
Dora died of diphtheria. 
Washington State Death Certificate, 13 Jun 1918 #102  Both of Dora's parents died before she did so Clarence Shelton (her brother in law) listed her parents as Roy Doughartiy (step father) and Ida Snelson (his new wife). Place of burial on the death certificate is Sunny Slope, it also states she was born in Oregon.
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"Dr Coulter took care of Dora during her illness."











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