The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., December 30, 1937, page 2
MRS. MARY WALLIS DIES IN PORTLAND
Mrs. Mary E. Wallis, 88, daughter of the pioneer Burgen family and one time resident of Klickitat county, died in Portland Christmas morning. The funeral services for Mrs. Wallis were held in Portland Tuesday. Mrs. Frank Branton, of Goldendale, one of Mrs. Wallis' two surviving sisters, attended the last rites.
Mrs. Wallis, the daughter of John and Susan Burgen, crossed the Plains in a covered wagon drawn by oxen when she was only three years old. She was born in 1849 and came to Linn county, Oregon with her parents in 1852. The Burgen family moved to Klickitat county in 1859 settling on a farm south of Goldendale.
Town Named In Honor
Mrs. Wallis was the widow of the late Rufus Wallis, for whom the town of Rufus, Oregon is now named. Mrs. Wallis had lived in Portland for more than 20 years prior to her death.
She is survived by two sons, Charles, of Wyoming, and A. Wallis, of Portland; two daughters, Mrs. John Carroll, of Yakima, and Mrs. Josephine French, of Portland; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grand-children. Two sisters, Mrs. Branton, of Goldendale, and Mrs. Emma Pierce, of Seattle, also survive.
The Oregonian, Portland, OR., December 26, 1937, section 2, page 3
WALLIS - In this city, Mary E. Wallis, aged 88 years, late of 631 N.E. 81st ave., beloved mother of R.A. Wallis, Portland; Mrs. J.F. Carroll, Yakima, Wash.; C.W., Wallis, Powell, Wyo., and Josephine French, Portland. Remains are at the Gable Funeral Home, 225 N.E. 80th ave. Funeral notice later.
The Oregonian, Portland, OR., December 27, 1937, section 1, page 10
WALLIS -- In this city, Mary E. Wallis, aged 88 years, late of 631 N.E. 81st.; mother of R.A. Wallis, Portland; Mrs. J.F. Carroll, Yakima, Wash.; Charles W. Wallis, Powell, Wyo., and Josephine French, Portland; sister of Mrs. Fank Branton, Goldendale, Wash., and Mrs. Emma Pierce, Seattle; also 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 28, at 2 P.M., at the Gable Funeral Home, 225 N.E. 80th ave. Friends invited.
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