Julia Mabee  32,41
- Born: 19 Feb 1867, Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada 32,39,50
- Marriage: Frederick William Duncombe  [L44Q-D2H] on 14 Dec 1887 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada 46,47
- Died: 7 Aug 1939, In Hospital In Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA at age 72 5,50
FamilySearch ID: L44Q-68M.
Carrie said that Mabee is French/Penn Dutch. When Grandma Julia Duncombe died, they were living on a farm in Woodland (on South Hill above Puyallup ). She was getting on the church bus to go to church and it rolled ahead, knocking her down. Her hip was broken and she died in the hospital.
Evaline Rose Bixby nee Bandy's memories of her grandmother.
O'K! You asked about my grandmother and mother. It was only Grandma
Duncombe that I ever knew. She was a pleasingly plump lady probably about
my height. I remember her as somewhat a grouch or a crab. Belle remembered
similar. After my mother was divorced from Belle and Milton's father, they
lived with grandma and grandpa in southern California. My mother worked and
grandma took care of Milton and Belle. She remembers grandma as bossy and
cranky. so I guess I must come by it naturally, for I know I am bossy, but
I didn't think too cranky. I only knew grandma as they came to visit or I
spent a night with them at their Tacoma house when I was pre-school age. it
was a big old three story Warehouser Lumber Company House facing the Puget
Sound on a high hill overlooking the water. I was given the upstairs
enormous bedroom with just a little furniture in it. There was a doll
sitting on a child's chair that I remember pleasing me. There was a big
window overlooking the water. The room was very dark after grandma tucked
me in and left. There were searchlights that fanned across the window from
the water front and I didn't know what they were and was terribly
frightened. Grandma didn't put up with such nonsense. It was really scary
to me. There were 3 or 4 of those big Wearhouser houses there in a row on
the hill top. They had enormous yards with down-hill grass slopes and
terraces going down to the street level. They got one house to live in for
grandpa being the gardener for all of the places. The gardens were
beautiful and immaculate as I remember, Grandpa mowed all of that sloping
lawn with a hand push lawn mower. The shrubbery was pruned to perfection.
Grandpa was an excellent gardener. I would like to see that house now. As
I remember it was high ceilings, beautiful woodwork and moldings, Fireplaces
in all of the rooms, including the bedrooms. There must have been indoor
plumbing, but I don't remember that. There was a dumb-waiter that you could
pull wood up from the basement for the fireplaces by a rope. Grandma always
had a table cloth (white) on the big round oak dining room table and there
was always a big china pot of somekind that she kept graham cracker in for
Uncle Lorne and Grandpa. Later, Uncle Lorne bought 20 acres on the hill
just above Puyallup. Grandpa and Grandma came out there to live with him.
It was a little tiny old shack of a house, but Grandpa planted climbing
roses around it and had big rows of blooming pinks on both sides of the path
leading to the door. It was a beautiful little cottage in a fairy tale book.
They hand dug a basement under that house. No electricity, nor indoor
but an outhouse! Uncle Lorne hand dug a well and they pulled the water up by a
rope. I think mom brought their laundry home to wash for them, maybe they
had somekind of washer at first. Uncle Lorne caught a ride into Tatoma to
work. On Sundays there was a Church Bus from the Temple Baptist Church in
Tacoma that came out to pick them up so they could go to Church. One Sunday
Morning as Grandma was boarding, the driver got up to help Grandma in and he
hadn't set the brake or something--The bus moved and Grandma fell and broke
her hip. She was in her 70's. She was taken to the hospital and they
operated to repair the hip and she was full of cancer and they closed her
back up and she died in the hospital 3 weeks later That is the story as I
remember it being told. I was nine when she died. Grandpa stayed on with
Uncle Lorne and cooked for him a few more years. Then after my father died
the following year, Mom brought him out to live with us. So I was about 11
when grandpa started living with us. My mother was in the State mental
hospital the following year and Viola and I didn't take well to being bossed
by grandpa, but he tried! I was 12 and rebellious. That is another story.
From the time I was 10 and had a bicycle I rode the 3 miles to Uncle Lorne's
house to bring his laundry home for us to wash, until Uncle Lorne came to
live with us too. That was before grandpa died.
I guess Mama is another tale.
Noted events in her life were:
• Religion: Baptist, 1887, Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. 49
• Residence, 1887, Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. 49
• Census, 1881, Canborough, Haldiman County, Ontario, Canada. 51 Julia Mabee appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of
William C. M. Birdsall and Sarah Alice Mabee Canborough,
Haldiman County, Ontario, Canada
• Census, 1881, Oxford West, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. 52 Julia Mabee appeared on the census of 1881 in the household of
Walter Bishop Mabee and Lovina Janes Oxford West, Oxford
County, Ontario, Canada
Julia married Frederick William Duncombe  [L44Q-D2H] [MRIN: 24], son of William George Duncombe  [LHVN-WCB] and Frances Flora (Fannie) Hill  [LDCV-HP1], on 14 Dec 1887 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada 46.,47 (Frederick William Duncombe  [L44Q-D2H] was born on 25 Feb 1864 in Dereham Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada,39 died on 4 Feb 1953 in Summit View, Near Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, USA 48 and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA 8.)
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