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Marena Ann (Smith) Michael (1837 - 1913)

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Marena Ann Michael formerly Smith
Born in Vermilion County, Illinoismap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Brownsville, Linn, Oregonmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Weston, Umatilla, Oregonmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Jan 2018 | Last significant change: 6 Feb 2018
14:37: Margaret (Robe) Summitt edited the Biography for Marena (Smith) Michael. [Thank Margaret for this]
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Categories: Oregon Pioneers.


When her husband Elijah took up the call to preach in 1868, Marena commented, "That was the end of our making money." ("Pioneer Writes Own Obituary")


  • "Geneology of Mary Catherine Kirk" copied from Bible record of John T. Smith of Seattle, King, WA, before his death in 1920. Also "Pioneer Writes Own Obituary," from the Weston, OR Leader written by Marena Ann Michael describes her journey and father's death on the Oregon Trail. This was titled an "Obituary" but does not imply she had died!

!Marriage: Linn County Marriage Book A gives date 26 Oct.

!Death: died of dropsy (Tom Cady website). Death Certificate--Marell A. Michael, d/o J. Smith, died 06-May-1913, Weston, Umatilla, Oregon. Obituary in Oregon State Journal, 25 May 1913.

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