Friday, February 8, 2008

Mary Hill (Bignell)

When lived

How related to Kieran
Great-great-great–aunt (sister of Thomas Hill Jr.)

Thomas Hill Jr. and Anna Place

April 29, 1885


g Otis Bignell (son of Robert and Didame Bignell; b. 1881; d. 1953; buried in Porcupine Cemetery) in 1902

g Daughter Bignell (b. 1903)
g Orlin Bignell (b. Feb. 4, 1904; m. Mabel Helen Claflin, daughter of Edward Claflin and Winnie Mae Lingenfelter (Claflin) on Aug. 26, 1930, in Wabasha, Minn.; their children include: Jo Ann M. Bignell who married George Brantner II, and Donald Bignell; they resided in rural Arkansaw, Wis.; Mabel d. July 15, 1995, at the Plum City Care Center; Orlin d. Nov. 8, 1978, at Chippewa Valley Area Hospital in Durand, Wis., of cardiorespiratory arrest; funeral services held Nov. 11, 1978, at RLDS Church, Arkansaw, Wis., with Daniel Richardson officiating; buried in Porcupine Cemetery with Goodrich Funeral Home, of Durand, Wis., the funeral home)

Interesting facts
g “Mrs. and Mrs. Clair Longsdorf and family of Durand were Sunday visitors at the Otis Bignell home,” according to the June 9, 1925, Lake City (Minn.) Graphic-Republican.
g The 1920 U.S. Census lists Otis and Mary (census lists her birth date as 1886) residing in Pepin County with their child Orlin (census lists his birth date as 1905).
g Mary and her husband Otis were baptized into the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints (which is not Mormon) on June 2, 1947; a church is located in Porcupine, Wis.

July 18, 1953, at 11:30 a.m. at Plum City Hospital, Plum City, Wis., of coronary thrombosis, a condition she had for four hours before her death and arising from coronary sclerosis (which she had for three years pror); she also suffered from generalized arteriosclerosis. E.E. Steiger was the attending physician at the death with P.W. Goodrich, of Durand, Wis., the funeral director. She is buried in Porcupine Cemetery.