The grave site of Martha Mulkey, who shares a stone with her husband, George Mulkey, at Mount Union Cemetery. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on April 20, 1923, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 8, Column 2.

The grave site of Martha Mulkey, who shares a stone with her husband, George Mulkey, at Mount Union Cemetery. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

MRS. MULKEY DIES
AT RIPE OLD AGE
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Mrs. Martha Mulkey, mother of Mrs. Olive Minor and foster mother of Mrs. M.J. Young, passed away at 11 o’clock last night at the Minor home on north Third Street, following a stroke of apoplexy of April 9, the climax of several years of frail health. The funeral service will be held from the Evangelical church at two o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. S.M. Wood will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. A.P. Layton and interment will be in Newton cemetery.

Mrs. Mulkey was born in Illinois in 1845 and on Tuesday of this week, April 17, attained her 78th anniversary. When she was but seven years of age she crossed the plains by ox team, coming to Oregon with her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Creel, who were among the early pioneers of this section. The family wintered in Salt Lake City, detained there by illness, and came on to Oregon in the spring, locating in Marion county, near Sublimity. The Creels moved to Philomath in 1858 and the following year Mrs. Mulkey, then Miss Martha Creel, was married to George M. Mulkey.

In 1864 the couple located near Blodgett and in 1896 Mr. Mulkey passed away. Mrs. Mulkey had since made her home with her two daughters and for the past 16 years had been a resident of Corvallis.

Mrs. Minor is the only surviving member of the family, two children of Mrs. Mulkey passing away in infancy.