Mrs. Mary Senn, 70, Dies Monday - A Real Pioneer

Mrs. Mary Debeau Senn, 70, one of Lewis County's oldest native born women, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Skeen of Meskill, early Monday evening, January 27, following a short illness. She was born on Cowlitz Prairie, December 22, 1865, and most of her life had been spent in this section. She was the widow of the late Henry Senn. Mrs. Senn's father, Louis Debeau, clerked in the Cowlitz Prairie store for Ferdinand Daulne, was appointed postmaster at Cowlitz by President U. S. Grant and held that office 25 years. Later he engaged in the mercantile business at Toledo. Mr. and Mrs. Senn were married in 1887. Surviving relatives are two sons, Emil E. Senn and Leon L. Senn of Seattle; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Meyer of Toledo, Mrs. Peter Moravec of R. 3, Chehalis, Mrs. J. T. Criss of Stockton, Calif., and Mrs. Skeen of Chehalis; one brother, Peter Dubeau; and two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Malsbury of California and Mrs. Carl Weeks of South Bend. Funeral services were held at the Sticklin Mortuary at 1:30 Thursday afternoon. Rev. Fred T. Lucas of the Lutheran church officiated. Burial was at Claquato. There was a large attendance and a profusion of floral tributes.

Source: The Chehalis Bee-Nugget, Friday, 31 Jan 1936, p. 4.

Transcribed by Dan Meyer. Mary (Dubeau) Senn was Dan's great-grandmother. Dan has more information on the Dubeau, Meyer, Plamondon and Senn families, and is interested in hearing from others researching these families.